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  1. April 16, 2014

    Africans face $2bn yearly ‘remittance supertax’, says report

    Africa pays a “remittance supertax” of nearly $2bn a year due to the higher-than-average cost of sending money to the...

  2. March 24, 2014

    Russia braced for $70bn in outflows

    The Russian government is braced for the country’s capital outflows to soar to $70bn in the first three months of the year...

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  1. March 20, 2014

    US targets Vladimir Putin’s inner circle

    President Barack Obama struck at the heart of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle on Thursday, slapping sanctions on 20...

  2. March 4, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Putin’s lack of engagement hurts Obama

    A senior US administration official this week replied testily when asked whether Vladimir Putin was paying heed to Barack...

  3. March 3, 2014

    West scrambles to counter Russia

    Ukraine: the deepening crisis The west scrambled on Monday to counter Moscow’s creeping invasion of Crimea as markets took a...

  4. December 11, 2013

    G8 dementia summit in London aims for cure by 2025

    The developed world has committed itself to a scientific and social onslaught on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of...

  5. November 20, 2013

    UK to help developing nations tackle tax evasion

    Plans to spend £6m on helping developing countries crack down on tax avoidance and evasion will be announced on Wednesday,...

  6. November 12, 2013

    OECD faces tough tax rules balancing act

    A drive by world leaders to force multinationals to disclose where they make their profits and pay their taxes is proving...

  7. October 23, 2013

    US Congress moves to tighten money laundering laws

    Efforts to fight money laundering and empty shell companies would be strengthened by two bills introduced in the US Congress...

  8. October 18, 2013

    EU and Canada agree on trade pact

    The EU and Canada have agreed in principle on a long-delayed trade and investment pact in a breakthrough that Brussels hopes...

  9. October 10, 2013

    Monetary activism has little to show for it

    Six years have passed since the financial crisis in the high-income economies became evident. Five years have passed since...

  10. October 6, 2013

    Bridges Ventures crosses funding hurdle

    Bridges Ventures, the fund manager started by Sir Ronald Cohen to back UK private equity investments with a positive effect...

  11. September 19, 2013

    Rule changes set stiff agenda

    There is no rest for an island intent on convincing other countries that its financial regulation is among the world’s...

  12. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2013

    Guest post: G20 must rewrite global rules on corporate tax

    By Emma Seery of Oxfam While disagreements over Syria are likely to dominate the annual G20 summit in St Petersburg this...

  13. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  14. The World

    July 18, 2013

    A ruthless Russia and a spineless Europe

    There was something poignant about Alexei Navalny‘s speculation that he might get a suspended sentence on trumped-up charges...

  15. Material World

    July 8, 2013

    Cameron and Miliband miss the point at Wimbledon

    Getty Images Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic were not the only two men working at Wimbledon on Sunday. UK prime minister...

  16. June 25, 2013

    Tax protest to turn HSBC branches into food banks

    Tax campaigners plan to stage protests against government cuts in HSBC branches next month, after singling out the bank for...

  17. June 21, 2013

    Farage apologises for tax avoidance ‘mistake’

    Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party leader, has admitted to “a mistake” in setting up a fund in an offshore financial...

  18. June 21, 2013

    The no-tie decree is a poorly dressed up message to the world

    If anyone doubts that clothes are now a legitimate tool of political strategy, I give you the following abbreviation: G8....

  19. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2013

    Mauritius: tax status on the radar

    Tax isn’t an issue just for the G8. African governments are on a push to raise their tax contribution to GDP, with Kenya...

  20. June 19, 2013

    George Osborne suffers identity crisis

    George Osborne was the victim of an unlikely case of mistaken identity at this week’s G8 summit, after US President Barack...

  21. June 19, 2013

    US and Russia find common ground on Syrian conflict

    Frosty does not quite describe the looks on their faces. When Barack Obama met Vladimir Putin this week, they attempted...

  22. June 19, 2013

    The trial of Fred Goodwin

    The parliamentary commission on standards in UK banks has come up with the politically expedient idea of a new criminal...

  23. June 19, 2013

    Obama declines to reveal details of US aid to Syrian rebels

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday declined to say what military help the US would give Syrian rebels as he hailed a...

  24. June 19, 2013

    Barack Obama ready to cut US nuclear weapons

    US President Barack Obama chose the historic backdrop of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to launch a new nuclear disarmament...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    The London 6am Cut

    Senior bankers should face a criminal offence of ‘reckless misconduct’ under a toughened sanctions regime for failures at UK...

  26. June 19, 2013

    Abe claims G8 backing for stimulus policy

    Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, said he had won backing from Group of Eight leaders on Tuesday for Tokyo’s radical...

  27. June 18, 2013

    Backing for tax and secrecy crackdown

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron did not hold back on the superlatives on Tuesday afternoon when he declared a historic...

  28. June 18, 2013

    G8 leaders pledge to stop paying ransoms to terror groups

    G8 leaders have agreed to stop paying ransoms to terrorist groups, amid claims that hostage taking was worth $70m to...

  29. June 18, 2013

    Don’t blame the havens – tax dodging is everyone else’s fault

    The first time my research gained wide publicity was in 1979. In collaboration with another young academic, I explained that...

  30. Westminster Blog

    June 18, 2013

    Osborne, the G8, tax transparency and high street retailers

    George Osborne this morning raised hopes of an imminent G8 deal on a new tax “register” showing the ownership structure of...

  31. June 18, 2013

    G8 leaders agree to push for Syria peace conference

    World leaders at the G8 summit on Tuesday agreed to push for a Syrian peace conference – probably in the early autumn – with...

  32. June 18, 2013

    Osborne raises hopes of G8 tax deal

    George Osborne has raised the hopes of an imminent G8 deal on tax as he declared that there had been rapid progress in talks...

  33. June 18, 2013

    G8 seeks rewrite of global tax rules

    G8 leaders tried to plug the holes in their public finances with a sweeping commitment to shake-up international corporate...

  34. June 17, 2013

    Nations are doing more to block trade than liberalise it, OECD report

    Leading industrialised nations are rowing back on measures to boost free trade, imposing more barriers on imports than steps...

  35. June 17, 2013

    G8 leaders vow to step up efforts to fight unemployment

    G8 leaders pledged to step up efforts to fight unemployment at the Group of Eight summit, after declaring that...

  36. June 17, 2013

    Foray into global tax fraught with challenges

    US business groups have been opposed to even the smallest foray into the kind of country-by-country tax reporting debated by...

  37. June 17, 2013

    G8 shifts on isolating Putin over Syria

    Vladimir Putin, Russian president, on Monday night refused to abandon Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, in spite of pressure...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    June 17, 2013

    G8 heads meeting

    Ian Langsdon/EPA Protesters masked as the G8 leaders aboard the Big IF Flotilla sail past the international press centre,...

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