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    1. June 20, 2016

      US low-skill males drop out of jobs market

      Labour-force participation among men of prime working age has dropped by more in the US than in any other OECD country...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Fed eyes lasting impediments to growth after rethink on outlook

      Earlier this month, Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair, struck a broadly positive tone about the US economy. The...

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    1. Inventions and Patents

      Patenting has never been more popular. Applications have reached record levels at the ...
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      Cities in the 21st century are the engines of economic growth and provide employment a...
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    1. June 15, 2016

      Middle England drives Brexit revolution

      Ann Potts has insurrection on her mind. With her elegant twin-set, pearl necklace and the clipped tones that betray a...

    2. June 13, 2016

      One in three FTSE 100 companies worries about tax

      Tax, terrorism, regulation and Brexit are the four biggest worries for FTSE 100 companies, according to analysis of...

    3. June 12, 2016

      If Brexit wins out, let Britain go in peace

      In conversations with senior European officials I keep hearing one revealing argument: if Britain votes to leave the EU...

    4. June 9, 2016

      ECB’s Mario Draghi dreams of a quick victory to revive eurozone

      Mario Draghi has been ever more explicit about the need for governments to support the European Central Bank in its...

    5. June 9, 2016

      Asia takes lead in rush to monetise innovations

      Patenting has never been more popular. Applications have reached record levels at the world’s main patent offices —...

    6. June 6, 2016

      Mid-sized groups caught in fallout from tax clampdown

      The clampdown on corporate tax avoidance is set to hit medium-sized companies nearly as hard as their bigger rivals,...

    7. June 1, 2016

      Jobs more important than wage gap, says OECD

      Countries should worry less about the gap between high and low wages and more about jobs, the Organisation for Economic...

    8. June 1, 2016

      What bosses can learn from the Remain campaign

      A few weeks ago, a Financial Times reader attacked the UK’s Remain campaign for its timidity, lack of aggression and...

    9. June 1, 2016

      Civic chiefs must lead the charge against climate change

      Villain or victim? If policymakers get it wrong, the answer could be both. Cities in the 21st century are the engines...

    10. May 31, 2016

      A European ‘Silicon Valley’ is no help on productivity woes

      “If you are an entrepreneur, the best thing you can do is move to the US.” This is not the boast of a proud American...

    11. May 11, 2016

      Panama yields to pressure on tax information exchange

      Panama has agreed to exchange tax information automatically with other countries in a breakthrough for the global...

    12. May 10, 2016

      John Lynch, Lynka — more Warsaw than Wharton

      When John Lynch arrived at Krakow airport from New York in 1991, he had nothing to declare but his macaroni. The...

    13. May 4, 2016

      Australia to implement ‘Google tax’

      Australia will follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits tax” as part of a wider crackdown on multinational tax...

    14. May 3, 2016

      China crackdown on data sales opens gaps in economic statistics

      A Chinese government crackdown on the sale of data from its sprawling statistics agencies has prompted a marked...

    15. April 29, 2016

      Do not let migration determine Britain’s place in Europe

      Migration might well determine the outcome of the referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU. That is because...

    16. April 28, 2016

      Millennials would bear the cost of Brexit

      The referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU sets the past against the future. If the nation wakes up on June 24 to...

    17. April 27, 2016

      Brexit sparks outbreak of agreement among economists

      There is a long-running joke that if you laid all the world’s economists end to end they would never reach a...

    18. April 27, 2016

      OECD issues damning report on effect of Brexit

      George Osborne, UK chancellor, received another significant economic endorsement for his campaign to remain in the EU...

    19. April 20, 2016

      Mexican tax leaves top-end tequila makers reeling

      Luxury tequila, a smooth sip that can retail for a few hundred dollars a bottle, is driving growth in the world’s...

    20. April 15, 2016

      G20 threatens tax havens over standards

      The world’s leading finance ministers have warned tax havens that if they fail to co-operate with new transparency...

    21. April 14, 2016

      Tax avoidance a global risk, says Lagarde

      Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that “more needs to be done” on international efforts to curtail aggressive tax...

    22. April 14, 2016

      Why the Brexit crowd wants to silence Obama

      Barack Obama is due in London next week. Encouraged by his host David Cameron, the US president is likely to intimate...

    23. April 13, 2016

      HMRC prosecutions unlikely after Panama Papers leak

      The Panama Papers may succeed in embarrassing individuals linked to offshore financial centres, but popular demands for...

    24. April 12, 2016

      Tamper with tax havens at your peril

      Revelations in the Panama Papers have caused concern that so-called tax havens lie at the centre of a web of criminal...

    25. April 12, 2016

      Brussels plans to force multinationals to open up on profits

      The EU has set out proposals to force multinationals to be more open about the profits they make in different...

    26. April 11, 2016

      SocGen chief to testify to French senate on Panama Papers

      The chief executive of Société Générale is to be hauled in front of the French senate on Tuesday to answer questions...

    27. April 6, 2016

      Opec should cheer India’s thirst for crude

      India, Asia’s second-largest economy, has long trailed in the shadow of its faster-growing brethren. First Japan, then...

    28. April 5, 2016

      Panama is only one head of the tax haven Hydra

      Oddly, given that it indicates the staggering reach of tax havens, from Iceland to Pyongyang, the leak of client data...

    29. March 29, 2016

      World watches Britain’s ‘living wage’ experiment

      “I feel as though I have died and gone to heaven,” said Britain’s skills minister in a recent speech, as he prepares to...

    30. March 27, 2016

      The Tiger Mother takes charge of England schools reform

      British politics is besieged by sinister figures from nursery nightmares. The nanny state, with her sugar tax, is on...

    31. March 22, 2016

      Poland risks breaching EU deficit rules, warns OECD

      Poland risks breaching EU fiscal deficit rules in 2017 as the new populist government steps up public spending to pay...

    32. March 21, 2016

      Rise in minimum wage to bypass 1.7m self-employed

      More than 1.7m workers will miss out on next month’s increase in the UK minimum wage because it does not apply to the...

    33. March 16, 2016

      The problem with promises to crack down on tax-dodging banks

      Tax avoidance tends to be seen as a pursuit favoured mainly by global technology companies — the likes of Google or...

    34. March 2, 2016

      In Africa, the numbers game matters

      You might think the job of a statistician is one of the dullest in the world, up there with accounting and chicken...

    35. March 1, 2016

      Echoes of the 1930s must focus finance ministers’ minds

      It is expected these days that a meeting of the Group of 20 leading industrialised nations will be a damp squib. This...

    36. February 28, 2016

      Helicopter money brings a whiff of cordite

      There is a whiff of cordite in the air as worries grow that the world economy and markets might be about to implode....

    37. February 26, 2016

      Britons’ maths-phobia is no laughing matter

      As Britain struggles to work out whether it is better off in or out of the EU, it might pay heed to the devastating...

    38. February 24, 2016

      Poorer countries handed role in tax evasion fight

      Developing countries will be invited by G20 governments to join talks aimed at stopping multinationals dodge taxes in a...

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