Friday, 17 November 2017

Few Obama-era Regulators Left in Banking Sector

Many Americans may not be aware just how much power the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau holds. As Richard Cordray prepares to step down from the position, Bart Chilton, the former US trading commissioner and host of ‘Boom Bust’ on RT America joins ‘News With Ed’ to explain what it could mean.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

How Has the Brexit Vote Affected the Economy? | Good Morning Britain

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has attracted criticism for his views on Brexit to date, but how does he think the vote has affected the economy? He joins Ranvir Singh to share his views.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bolivia: Stepping Up the Fight against Child Labour

Child labour was legalised in Bolivia in 2014, not to protect or promote it but to accept a reality and to try to regulate the conditions under which the children work. The measure was condemned both at home and abroad.

An estimated 20 percent of Bolivian children, hundreds of thousands of under 17-year-olds, work in agriculture, mining, in markets and on the streets.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from the eastern region of Santa Cruz.

Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible

Nov. 7, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Trudeau’s Chief Fundraiser Tied to Multimillion-dollar Offshore Trust: Paradise Papers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief fundraiser for the Liberal Party, Stephen Bronfman, is tied to a multimillion-dollar offshore trust in the Cayman Islands.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Richest Arabian Arms Dealer and Arrested Prince Unveiled

Prince Al-Waleed is one of Saudi Arabia's richest princes and profited enormously from Saudi arms purchases. Andrew Feinstein, the author of 'Shadow Wars,' on the legal risks of corrupt arms dealing

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Paradise Papers: How to Stop Tax Avoidance

From the ICIJ, the same consortium of journalists and media outlets that brought you Luxleaks and the Panama Papers, now comes the Paradise Papers. Everyone from Lewis Hamilton and Bono to Apple and Nike seem to pay less than their fair share and this time, it's all above board. The European Union announcing it's going to draw up a tax haven blacklist. But it's anyone's guess if member states can agree on a definition of a tax haven and how member states can enforce it. By François PICARD

Monday, 6 November 2017

Democracy Now! The Paradise Papers

This weekend, a slew of 13.4 million leaked documents revealed how the world’s richest men stash away billions of dollars in wealth in offshore tax havens. The revelations, known as the Paradise Papers, implicate more than a dozen of President Trump’s Cabinet members, advisers and major donors. The 13.4 million leaked documents also reveal how millions of pounds of the British queen’s private estate were hidden in an offshore fund based in the Cayman Islands, and how the senior adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helped funnel millions of dollars to offshore tax havens. For more, we speak with Frederik Obermaier, co-author of the Paradise Papers. He is an investigative reporter at Germany’s leading newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. Obermaier also worked on a separate investigation, the Panama Papers, and is co-author of the book “Panama Papers: The Story of a Worldwide Revelation.

What Are the Paradise Papers?

A massive leak of more than 13m files reveals the hidden wealth of some of the world’s richest people including sports stars, celebrities and heads of state. The Paradise Papers show how complex schemes set up in offshore islands can help the super-rich avoid billions in tax