These are selected leaked documents from the Directorate-General of the French National Police and the Judicial Police Directorate’s anti-organised and financial crimes unit. The documents were presented to a French anti-corruption court in May-June 2011 and 133 official...
There is a lot more than meets the eye in global politics. And now there are attempts to rewrite history. John Pilger comes up with another revealing piece.
How do banks handle the trail of dirty money by corrupt politicians and businessmen? Do they bother to look behind the veil of shell companies, proxies, 'commissions' and off-shore tax havens? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7CzLj16AZs?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Tell me again, why exactly do we...
The Burma pro-democracy leader delivered her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance lecture in Oslo yesterday - 21 years after her son had received the award on her behalf - and received a prolonged standing ovation. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUPfkNXpZvQ?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Suu Kyi's son had...
Update (18 June): The CEO of US-based public relations agency 5WPR, Ross Torossian, issued the following emailed statement: Clearly all of the American media reports regarding Maira Nazarbayev have been completely inaccurate. "The young man Khanbolat Nazarbayev, the 10-year old...
Burma's pro-democracy leader has arrived in Geneva to address an international labour conference. This is her speech in Geneva: [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/49657779" params="show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Here is Suu Kyi arriving in Geneva some hours ago: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-Ee498bfA?rel=0&w=470&h=264] But her first visit outside...
Some worrying global economic trends are on the cards. China's real estate sector has already begun to unravel. See this commentary. What will happen to those ghost townships? Some lessons here for the property sector in Malaysia, especially KL...
Exiting the Eurozone may be painful for Spain, but it may have little choice. Spain has been running persistent current account deficits. As writer Micheal Pettis says: "Its fundamental problem, in other words, has been the process by which...
A French lawyer has updated an audience at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Bangkok on the latest revelations in the judicial inquiry into the Scorpene deal in Paris. Today's damning revelations can be found in a Suaram statement reproduced...
It seems only a matter of time before the Eurozone as we know it will be gone. The question that remains is how do we survive it. It is not just a problem with Greece but the Euro...

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