From the Panama to the Pandora papers, the veil of secrecy around international transactions remains a problem.

In an age of widening inequality and the perennial squeeze on the low-income and middle-class citizens across the globe, the question of fairness is an ongoing social conversation. The age-old patterns of capital and wealth accumulation — which sees a fraction of society, sometimes referred to as the 1%, commanding an extraordinary share of global income and wealth — has always attracted criticism and derision...

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