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An insider at a Swiss bank warned Britain’s financial watchdogs that bankers in its UK office were offering services that could facilitate tax evasion and money laundering. Did the regulators turn a blind eye? The FT investigates the City’s role as a global hub for illicit finance.
A global race has begun for one of the world’s most precious resources - land. Big investors are pouring in billions. Their arrival can bring progress - and spark life-and-death struggles. FT correspondents report from Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia in a three-part multimedia series.
The Isis economy reaches deep into civilian life within its territories and beyond, forcing even its enemies to do business with it. The FT investigates how the jihadis raise money and spend it, from running a sprawling oil operation to taxing civilians and arms dealing.
In 2015, the stock ticker for a toymaker-turned-solar company exploded into one of the most valuable companies on the Hong Kong market. The fortunes of Hanergy Thin Film and its China-based parent, Hanergy, prompted an FT investigation. Hong Kong regulators continue to probe.
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