A group of investigative journalists made live the names of thousands of offshore companies based on a massive trove of data on the finances of the rich and powerful that has become known as the Panama Papers.
The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
They contain basic corporate information about companies, trusts and foundations set up in 21 jurisdictions including Hong Kong and the U.S. state of Nevada. The data was obtained from Panamanian law firm Mossack Foneca, which said it was hacked.
Users can search the data and see the networks involving the offshore companies, including, where available, Mossack Fonseca’s internal records of the true owners.
It won’t be the full cache of data commonly known as the Panama Papers, since the database will exclude information and…
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