The Panama Papers: what they are

The 11.5 million documents contain 40 years of records from niche law firm Mossack Fonseca

6th April, 2016
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The Panama Papers, a huge trove of documents that reveal how a Central American law firm allegedly set up shell companies to help heads of state and international criminals conceal their riches, has already prodded regulators into action, rattled sitting politicians and spurred international calls for banking transparency. Here’s a look at what they are and where the revelations may lead.

What’s in the documents?

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