The project has been called the Paradise Papers. It reveals:Millions of pounds from the Queen's private estate has been invested in a Cayman Islands fund - and some of her money went to a retailer accused of exploiting poor families and vulnerable people.Extensive offshore dealings by Donald Trump's cabinet members, advisers and donors, including substantial payments from a firm co-owned by Vladimir Putin's son-in-law to the shipping group of the US commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross.How Twitter and Facebook received hundreds of millions of dollars in investments that can be traced back to Russian state financial institutions.The tax-avoiding Cayman Islands trust managed by the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau's chief moneyman.A previously unknown $450m offshore trust that has sheltered the wealth of Lord Ashcroft.Aggressive tax avoidance by multinational corporations, including Nike and Apple.How some of the biggest names in the film and TV industries protect their wealth with an array of offshore schemesThe billions in tax refunds by the Isle of Man and Malta to the owners of private jets and luxury yachts.The secret loan and alliance used by the London-listed multinational Glencore in its efforts to secure lucrative mining rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The complex offshore webs used by two billionaires to buy stakes in Arsenal and Everton football clubs.The disclosures will put pressure on world leaders, including Trump and the British prime minister, Theresa May, who have both pledged to curb aggressive tax avoidance schemes.
A power-hungry president, a cunning businessman, an influential ex-minister and the secretive Swiss mining giant Glencore: Why Congo remains dirt poor despite its abundant riches.
The tax loop holes don't look like disappearing any time soon!
(That gracious lady is on my living room wall)
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