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Money laundering: why the hunt for oligarchs also makes German billionaires nervous


The hunt for Putin's oligarchs has sparked a new dynamic: Politicians around the world now want to make life more difficult for financial crooks. In this podcast, Christoph Nesshöver provides information about the role Germany wants to play in this.

The economist Gabriel Zucman

(35) estimates the sum that crooks have hidden in the global financial system

at $7,500 billion .

The worldwide hunt for the oligarch friends of the warmonger

Vladimir Putin

(69) is turning these structures into a political imperative: The federal government is also working on instruments to better identify black money and its owners and turn them into taxpayers.

So far, Germany has been one of the worst countries in the world in the fight against black money - and ranks not far ahead of Iran or North Korea in a list by the Financial Action Task Force.

In this podcast, manager-magazin expert Christoph Nesshöver explains in an interview

why this is the case, what Finance Minister

Christian Lindner

(43, FDP) and Federal Chancellor

Olaf Scholz

(63, SPD) want to change and why German wealthy people are also getting nervous with editor-in-chief Sven Clausen.

In the podcast "Das Thema" the editor-in-chief of manager magazin informs about the status of research on a relevant current and at the same time promising topic of the economy every Friday.

You can subscribe to the podcast via manager magazin as well as on Spotify , Apple , Deezer and google.

Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2022-05-15

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