October 18, 2018
World

Reaction around the world to release of Paradise Papers – live

Massive leak of secret documents shared with Guardian and other news organisations shows how world’s biggest businesses and leading politicians have sheltered their wealth in tax havens

• Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth

• Explainer: what are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?

• Australian tax office poised to investigate schemes revealed by Paradise Papers

Let’s talk a bit more about the Paradise Papers. What are they, where have they come from, and how does it compare with other, similar leaks?

The scale of the leak is mind-boggling. There are 13.4m documents, making up 1.4TB of data. It is one of the biggest leaks in history. The number of documents is the most ever leaked. The Paradise Papers is the second biggest leak in terms of data, behind only the 2.6TB Panama Papers leak from offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, in 2016.

Related: What are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?

The Paradise Papers contain explosive revelations about the wealthiest and most powerful individuals across the globe. Among the top stories published this morning include:

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