Offshore secrecy

Cayman Signals Willingness to Abandon Corporate Secrecy – But Not Yet
Simon Bowers · October 10, 2019

One of the world’s most important tax havens said it will slowly move towards revealing the individuals behind tens of thousands of offshore companies.

Luxembourg falls further behind EU AML rules
Douglas Dalby · September 12, 2019

Luxembourg has approved a further delay for companies to register their beneficial ownership details after 53% of affected entities failed to meet the original deadline.

Paradise islands vow reform but devil is in the missing detail
Douglas Dalby · June 24, 2019

Facing the threat of being blacklisted by the European Union, three British islands synonymous with aiding tax avoidance say they plan to embrace greater transparency.

FBI says ‘we must learn from the Panama Papers’
Douglas Dalby · May 24, 2019

Allowing the owners of shell companies to hide their identities from United States authorities constitutes a “significant loophole” in the country’s ability to tackle money laundering and illicit financing, a senior FBI official.

‘You have a wallet, right?’: Rutger Bregman on his Davos moment, and taxation ‘hypocrisy’
Razzan Nakhlawi · April 22, 2019

After Bregman’s taxation rant at the World Economic Forum blew up, we sat down to talk tax hikes on the super-rich.

NepaLeaks: On the trail of money flowing from Nepal to tax havens, then back to Nepal
Scilla Alecci · March 20, 2019

Here are the top findings and cartoons from the first investigation, dubbed NepaLeaks, into how money moves from Nepal offshore.

Treaty to ‘dodge Kenyan tax’ deemed unconstitutional
Will Fitzgibbon · March 18, 2019

Kenya’s High Court has struck down a tax agreement with offshore haven Mauritius, a potentially significant precedent for other African nations’ efforts to staunch billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Tallying Panama Papers Impact, One Change At A Time
Ben Hallman · March 15, 2019

The Panama Papers offers “compelling evidence” of the global impact of investigative journalism, according to a new study by the Reuters Institute at Oxford University.

Panama Papers trail offers hope to West African villagers seeking compensation
Will Fitzgibbon · March 11, 2019

Lawyers hope the documents will force a foreign-owned company to compensate them for alleged pollution, forced removal, health complaints and human rights violations.

Seven EU Countries Labeled ‘Tax Havens’ in Parliament Report
Simon Bowers · March 4, 2019

A European Parliament committee found that seven member states facilitate aggressive tax planning, and recommended an EU financial police force be set up.