TRANSPARENCY

Varela to receive report on financial services industry

He is expected to release the findings Monday.

Temas:

President Juan Carlos Varela will receive a report on the country's financial services industry today, and has pledged to make the findings public Monday.

"I am going to receive it tomorrow and review it over the weekend," the president said yesterday.

The report was prepared by a committee of independent experts who reviewed the practices of the financial industry. The committee was formed in April in response to the so-called "Panama Papers" investigation coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). That investigation was based on files that were leaked from the law firm Mossack Fonseca.

The committee's work was interrupted in August when two members, Nobel Laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz and Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth, resigned over concerns about transparency. The pair quit the committee over concerns the report would not be released to the public.

Varela said that the two experts had the right to express their opinions and thanked them for being a part of the committee for a few months.

The pair issued their own report earlier this month which called for a "quarantine" on tax havens.

Comentarios

Cerrar

La función de comentar está disponible solo para usuarios suscriptores. Lo invitamos a suscribirse y obtener todos los beneficios del Club La Prensa o, si ya es suscriptor, a ingresar.

Suscríbase gratis por 30 días Prueba
Adquiera un plan de suscripción Suscríbase
Cerrar

Por favor introduzca el apodo o nickname que desea que aparezca en sus comentarios:

Comentar 0 comentarios

Los comentarios son responsabilidad de cada autor que expresa libremente su opinión y no de Corporación La Prensa, S.A.

¿Aún no eres suscriptor de La Prensa?

Elija plan de suscripción

Aquí usted podrá elegir uno de nuestros planes de suscripción y disfrutar de los beneficios que le ofrecemos.

Elegir plan