The Panama Papers

Author: Bastian Obermayer
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071495
Size: 39.15 MB
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Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents revealing how the president of Argentina has sequestered millions of dollars of state money for private use. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in the secret world where complex networks of letterbox companies help the super-rich to hide their money. Faced with the contents of the largest data leak in history, they activate an international network of journalists to follow every possible line of inquiry. Operating in the strictest secrecy for over a year, they uncover cases involving European prime ministers and international dictators, emirs and kings, celebrities and aristocrats. The real-life thriller behind the story of the century, The Panama Papers is an intense, unputdownable account that proves, once and for all, that there exists a small elite living by a different set of rules and blows their secret world wide open.

Corporate And Trust Structures

Author: David Chaikin
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 1925588866
Size: 52.22 MB
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Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions is a collection of essays by experts in company law, trusts and financial crime. It explores the nature of companies and trusts, how they have been utilised for legitimate business purposes, and how they can be exploited by criminals for illegal purposes. Basic concepts relating to trusts and companies are considered, together with recent developments in corporate liability, including when liability may be attributed to companies and when the veil of limited liability may be lifted. Complex corporate structures, including the ownership structure of the Alibaba Group, are examined. The Panama Papers’ revelations are also discussed together with the mechanisms within trusts and company structures that make them vulnerable and attractive for criminal abuse. The essayists address critical issues in the domestic and international contexts, including the requirements of the international standards against money laundering relevant to trusts and companies. Academics, lawyers, business people and policy-makers will find the essays topical and relevant.

The Rough Guide To Panama

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241332168
Size: 45.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written in Rough Guides' trademark opinionated style, this travel guide offers insightful, first-hand accounts of Panama's top sights and local secrets, from the Panama Canal's new multi-billion-dollar expansion to partying in the Azuero Peninsula. With full colour pictures throughout, and up-to-date listings on hotels, restaurants, nightlife and shops across every price range, all of which are marked on our user-friendly maps, The Rough Guide to Panama is the ultimate guide to this dazzling Central American country. You may dream of lazing on a hammock on a white-sand beach, or itch to explore every corner of Panama City's casco viejo. You might want to scour every chapter in detail, or perhaps you're simply looking for fast-fix itineraries and cherry-picked highlights. Whether you're an armchair explorer or an adrenaline junkie, The Rough Guide to Panama won't let you down. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Panama.

Cinema And The Wealth Of Nations

Author: Lee Grieveson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520291697
Size: 14.83 MB
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Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media principally in the form of cinema was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines the media produced and circulated by institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks, as well as the emergence of a corporate media industry and system supported by state policy and integral to the establishment of a new consumer system. Lee Grieveson sketches a genealogy of the use of media to encode liberal political and economic power across the period that saw the United States eclipse Britain as the globally hegemonic power and the related inauguration of new forms of liberal economic globalization. But this is not a distant history. Cinema and the Wealth of Nations examines a foundational conjuncture in the establishment of media forms and a media system instrumental in, and structural to, the emergence and expansion of a world system that has been—and continues to be—brutally violent, unequal, and destructive.