Posts Tagged ‘Antigua and Barbuda’

Panama Papers: How China’s wealth is sneaked abroad

(Media Release) In the shadow of Hong Kong’s big banks, rows of currency exchange shops specialise in quick, anonymous transactions. But behind the scenes, much larger deals are helping to move money at an unprecedented rate. Wealth is flowing from the mainland, through currency dealers in Hong Kong and beyond. The leaked Mossack Fonseca documents […]

For Island of 500,000 Companies, Panama Leaks Unleash Storm

(Media Release) It’s a real-world Treasure Island, a tiny Caribbean paradise that, on paper, is home to nearly half a million companies. But suddenly the British Virgin Islands, that outpost of sun, sand and offshore banking, has been swept up in the fury following the enormous leak of documents about the financial dealings of some […]

ISIS faces budget crunch, killing perks and slashing salaries

(Media Release) BEIRUT—Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black-market American dollars, and is now releasing detainees for a price of $500 (U.S.) a person. Having built up loyalty among militants with good salaries and […]

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