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  • Will we see Putin's name in Panama Papers?

    Insight to just how the Panama Papers leaked a game changer for Russia and President Putin, with Bill Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, and author of "Red Notice." "All these guys are effectively trustees for Vladimir Putin," says Browder.

  • *Geneva prosecutor opens criminal inquiry linked to Panama Papers. *Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca has bureaux in Zurich, Geneva. Four decades of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which specialises in setting up offshore companies and has offices in Zurich and Geneva, showed widespread use of those instruments by global banks and triggered...

  • ATHENS, April 7- Cyprus is enhancing requirements on commercial banks and intermediaries to know the identity of their customers, days after a massive data leak detailing how the world's rich skipped through loopholes to park cash in low-tax jurisdictions. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday a network of secret offshore deals and loans helped...

  • In his brief statement, Varela reiterated Panama would work with other countries over the leak, which was published in an investigation by the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and various news organizations. The papers have revealed financial arrangements of prominent figures, including friends of Russian President...

  • TOKYO, April 6- Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had placed his assets in an offshore trust to separate his business and political interests after he took office and not to minimise tax, declaring the arrangements were transparent. He made the comments at a press conference in Tokyo where he was repeatedly questioned about the offshore...

  • Founding partner Ramon Fonseca said the firm, Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in setting up offshore companies, had broken no laws and that all its operations were legal. Company emails, extracts of which were published in an investigation by the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and other media organizations, were "taken...

  • *France puts Panama back on blacklist. LONDON/ REYKJAVIK, April 5- Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. Among those named in them...

  • *France puts Panama back on blacklist. LONDON/ REYKJAVIK, April 5- Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to step down after leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed his wife owned an offshore company with big claims on collapsed Icelandic banks, his party said. Earlier on Tuesday, Gunnlaugsson had asked Iceland's president to...

  • *France puts Panama back on blacklist. LONDON/ REYKJAVIK, April 5- Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to step down after leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed his wife owned an offshore company with big claims on collapsed Icelandic banks, his party said. And in China, the Beijing government dismissed as "groundless" reports...

  • *France puts Panama back on blacklist. LONDON/ REYKJAVIK, April 5- The Panama Papers revelations plunged Iceland into a political crisis on Tuesday and British Prime Minister David Cameron came under fire from opponents who accused him of allowing a rich elite to dodge their taxes. Among those named in the documents are friends of Russian President Vladimir...

  • Credit Suisse and HSBC dismissed suggestions they were actively using offshore structures to help clients cheat on their taxes.

  • BEIJING, April 5- China on Tuesday denounced accusations arising from a massive leak from a Panamanian law firm as "groundless" and moved to limit coverage of documents that may have exposed financial wrongdoing by some of the world's rich and powerful. The "Panama Papers" revealed financial arrangements of politicians and public figures including friends of...

  • *China limits access to news reports on' Panama Papers'. Among those named in the documents are friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin and relatives of the leaders of China, Britain, Iceland and Pakistan, and the president of Ukraine. France, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands are among nations that have commenced investigations, and...

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, April 5- Credit Suisse and HSBC, two of the world's largest wealth managers, dismissed on Tuesday suggestions they were actively using offshore structures to help clients cheat on their taxes. The so-called "Panama Papers", revealed through an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, exposed financial...

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, April 5- Credit Suisse and HSBC, two of the world's largest wealth managers, dismissed on Tuesday suggestions they were actively using offshore structures to help clients cheat on their taxes. The so-called "Panama Papers", revealed through an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, exposed financial...

  • BEIJING, April 5- China has moved to limit coverage of the massive leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm that may have exposed financial wrongdoing by some of the world's rich and powerful, blocking some search terms and removing certain stories online. The "Panama Papers" revealed financial arrangements of politicians and public figures including...

  • *Leaders of Britain, Argentina, Pakistan mentioned. LONDON/ PANAMA CITY, April 4- Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialised in setting up offshore companies. The "Panama Papers" revealed financial...

  • "The U.S. Department of Justice takes very seriously all credible allegations of high level, foreign corruption that might have a link to the United States or the U.S. financial system," said Peter Carr, spokesman for the Justice Department's criminal division. The "Panama Papers" revealed financial arrangements of tens of thousands of rich and powerful people,...

  • "The U.S. Department of Justice takes very seriously all credible allegations of high level, foreign corruption that might have a link to the United States or the U.S. financial system," said Peter Carr, spokesman for the Justice Department's criminal division. The "Panama Papers" revealed financial arrangements of tens of thousands of rich and powerful people,...

  • *Russia says allegations part of anti-Putin campaign. LONDON/ PANAMA CITY, April 4- Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialised in setting up offshore companies. The "Panama Papers" revealed financial...