Dividend Stripping | Scraping, Analysis, Visualisation

Date: 2015-05-02

Link: Article

Code: Github

Language: German

This collaboration between Bayerischer Rundfunk, ProPublica and Washington Post revealed dividend stripping between foreign investors in German companies and German banks. In order to prove the hints of an insider, we scraped the German business register and saw patterns that matched the suspicion of so called cum/cum-deals, in which the Commerzbank was involved. The visualisation of these patterns served both as analysis tool and storytelling element.