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  • Aug 31, 2014
  • Updated: 12:32am

British Virgin Islands leaks

On April 4, 2013, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) began leaking the details of 2 million emails and other documents naming prominent public figures from around the world who were concealing their wealth through the offshore tax haven of the British Virgin Islands. Based on this leak, the ICIJ released a report focussing on China's elite on January 22, 2014.

BVI tax haven to set up Asia headquarters in Hong Kong

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will set up its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong next month despite a worldwide outcry against tax havens after many of its rich clients’ information has been leaked by an investigative journalist group.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 11:16pm 1 comment

France's Hollande under pressure to reshuffle government after scandal, poll finds

A majority of the French favour a government reshuffle in the aftermath of a scandal that forced the budget minister to resign after lying about a secret foreign bank account, a poll showed on Sunday.

7 Apr 2013 - 8:37pm

Journalism group ICIJ snubs requests for access to bank account data

Many accounts are linked to wealthy residents from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with assets hidden in a complex web of shell companies in tax havens such as the Caymans and British Virgin Islands.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Tax-haven leak will spur graft probes, analysts say

The massive haul of leaked financial information on offshore havens by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will spur anti-corruption efforts in China and other nations, analysts say.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:04am 1 comment

Hard disk gave investigators data to expose tax havens, account holders

An investigation into an offshore tax haven that is exposing secret accounts held by the wealthy around the world began when a computer hard drive packed with corporate data arrived in the post at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

5 Apr 2013 - 10:10am

Hong Kong firm at core of fraud that sparked investigation into tax havens

A huge trove of tax-haven data uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is the result of a three-year investigation by its director, Gerard Ryle, into one of Australia's biggest frauds.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:08am

Hong Kong's rich face exposure in tax-haven leak

Some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in Hong Kong, on the mainland and elsewhere in the world are watching nervously as the identities of those holding accounts in the offshore haven of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are being exposed in what is described as the biggest information leak in recent history.

22 Jan 2014 - 9:44am 10 comments

Philippines to probe ‘secret’ Marcos offshore trust after leaks expose rich who hide cash

The Philippine government said on Thursday it planned to investigate an allegation that the eldest daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was the beneficiary of a secret offshore trust.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:07am 2 comments