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    1. February 4, 2016

      Ireland may be Europe’s comeback kid, but not thanks to Brussels

      It was music to the ears of Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, when Angel Gurría, the head of the Paris-based...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Bring our elites closer to the people

      In the opening contests of the 2016 race for the White House, Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate described as a...

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    1. January 31, 2016

      Osborne backs push for multinationals tax transparency

      George Osborne is backing an initiative to force multinational companies to open up their tax arrangements to public...

    2. January 31, 2016

      US companies forced to disclose pay gap

      The Obama administration will require companies to disclose what they pay employees by gender, race and ethnicity in a...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Successive restructurings allowed Moody’s to cut tax rate

      Moody’s, the rating agency, cut its tax rate by 9 percentage points over eight years, according to documents seen by...

    4. January 27, 2016

      Alphabet and Apple spell global tax war

      The uproar about Google paying £130m in back taxes and raising the amount it pays in the UK by just £10m a year is...

    5. January 26, 2016

      The UK tax authority must apply some muscle towards Google

      Google’s deal to settle its UK tax affairs with a paltry £130m payment leaves plenty of unanswered questions. The...

    6. January 25, 2016

      Tax specialists criticise Google deal as opaque

      MPs and tax experts are calling for more explanation of a deal between Google and tax authorities that ended a...

    7. January 22, 2016

      Occupational health: how employers can learn from Nordic countries

      At Danish biotechnology company Novozymes, employees from different regions and functions are encouraged to exchange...

    8. January 22, 2016

      EU to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance schemes

      Multinational companies are facing severe constraints on their ability to avoid taxes on their activities in Europe as...

    9. January 18, 2016

      Anger at plans to curb UK’s business-friendly tax regime

      Plans to restrict the generous tax treatment of interest costs — a key aspect of Britain’s business-friendly taxation...

    10. January 14, 2016

      Property groups say Beps will cost UK sector £660m

      UK property companies are seeking changes to the proposed implementation of a global agreement to fight tax avoidance...

    11. January 12, 2016

      State-backed debt growth lifts default fears

      Investor fears that the bloated sovereign debt market is beginning to pose risks to the world economy could soon be...

    12. January 3, 2016

      Property levies would ease the robot attack on income tax

      The rulers of ancient Rome regarded income tax as a measure to be avoided. A levy on wages would not have raised much,...

    13. December 7, 2015

      Future of corporation tax called into question

      When James Callaghan introduced corporation tax to Britain in 1965, the Labour chancellor proudly described it as “a...

    14. December 3, 2015

      Danes hit as tax-to-GDP ratio soars above 50%

      Denmark has become the first country to collect more than half its national income in tax, according to statistics that...

    15. December 1, 2015

      British workers face biggest income drop in OECD on retiring

      UK workers face the biggest income drop in the rich world when they retire and only Mexico and Chile receive less...

    16. December 1, 2015

      Output growth to keep copper prices at bay

      Copper will remain in the doldrums over the next couple years as multibillion-dollar projects commissioned during boom...

    17. November 30, 2015

      US tries to boost access to 25m ‘unbanked’

      The Obama administration is launching a new push to boost access to financial services for the millions of Americans...

    18. November 29, 2015

      Deutsche Bank created complex tax avoidance strategies

      Deutsche Bank has been devising complex international tax avoidance strategies for some of its largest corporate...

    19. November 27, 2015

      Coal sector tries to counter vigorous environmental lobby

      “Supercritical” might be a description of the state of the coal industry after years of falling prices and an...

    20. November 24, 2015

      Corporate tax: The $240bn black hole

      An ageing industrial estate in the working-class Dublin suburb of Clonshaugh is an unexpected place to find evidence of...

    21. November 24, 2015

      Fees at British public universities more expensive than US

      Britain has the world’s most expensive public university tuition fees, surpassing the average in US equivalent...

    22. November 18, 2015

      Export subsidies for coal power stations reined in by OECD

      A group of the world’s richest countries has agreed to rein in export subsidies for coal power stations in a move...

    23. November 13, 2015

      Tears at Tesco as revival falls short

      Dave Lewis is not a happy man. The task of reviving Tesco is proving more Sisyphean than he could have imagined when he...

    24. November 10, 2015

      China concerns keep risk appetite in check

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Renewed uncertainty about the outlook for China’s economy left global stock markets trading...

    25. November 10, 2015

      Japanese businesses’ deep roots in need of a tonic

      Genuemon Sudo is the 55th generation of his family to brew sake amid a small grove of zelkova trees in the east of...

    26. November 9, 2015

      UK’s minimum wage plan could hurt employment, OECD warns

      George Osborne’s plan to increase the minimum wage risks undermining the UK government’s success in pushing down...

    27. November 9, 2015

      Rich nations assess plan to slash billions from coal investment

      The embattled coal industry is facing a fresh onslaught as rich nations consider a bold plan to scale back the billions...

    28. November 9, 2015

      OECD cuts world growth forecast

      A dramatic slowdown in world trade, prompted by shifts in China and other emerging markets, risks weighing down the...

    29. November 9, 2015

      British MPs warn over science funding

      Britain is falling behind competitors in research and development investment and the government will be putting jobs at...

    30. November 4, 2015

      OECD warns on quality of UK healthcare

      Britons are less likely to survive a heart attack, stroke and leading cancers than people in many other developed...

    31. November 2, 2015

      VW fallout: How Belgium accelerated diesel’s dominance

      Twenty years ago diesel was an also-ran on Belgium’s roads, accounting for less than a third of new cars in the early...

    32. October 27, 2015

      HSBC shrinks Bermuda operations

      HSBC is selling its Bermuda private banking and trust operations, retreating from the tax haven several months after...

    33. October 27, 2015

      Global steelmakers face cocktail of challenges

      For employees at Scotland’s last two steelworks, the timing of the Chinese president’s visit to Britain will have left...

    34. October 23, 2015

      The taxman cometh

      The “common reporting standard” (CRS) may sound innocuous enough to those outside the tax world, but to families with...

    35. October 22, 2015

      Treasury proposes tighter tax rules on interest and patents

      Proposals to tighten key aspects of Britain’s business-friendly tax regime — the treatment of interest and patents —...

    36. October 22, 2015

      Treasury defends tax on ‘diverted profits’

      The Treasury has brushed off criticism from US multinationals of its new tax on “diverted profits” as it steps up its...

    37. October 19, 2015

      OECD report warns of fall in government R&D support

      A handful of multinationals control close to 70 per cent of global private sector research and development, while...

    38. October 17, 2015

      Why grammar schools are not the real issue

      This week, the government approved the first new grammar school for 50 years. Or so the headlines would have you...

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