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    1. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

    2. April 20, 2015

      South Korea contract workers at heart of labour reform challenge

      Fifteen years ago, Park Soon-bo joined South Korea’s largest carmaker on a short-term contract. Now 42, he is still...

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    1. April 16, 2015

      Wanted: a new leader with purpose at OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is a body that frequently feels as cumbersome as its name. It...

    2. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    3. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘Rolling back reform has led to malaise in Turkey’

      Turkey’s economic performance has been stellar in recent years. Growth surged after its financial crisis of 2001, with real...

    4. April 3, 2015

      Hollande reveals measures to kick-start investment

      François Hollande has sought to mollify critics within his ruling Socialist party without reneging on his pro-business...

    5. March 18, 2015

      OECD raises global growth forecasts

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has sharply upgraded its economic forecasts for the eurozone, in...

    6. March 5, 2015

      Girls’ unease over science contributes to gender pay gap

      Teenage girls’ perceptions that they are not good at maths and science are contributing directly to the pay gap between men...

    7. March 5, 2015

      Corporate peak still out of reach for most women

      Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara turned her second husband’s general store into a lumber and sawmill empire. As Mildred...

    8. February 24, 2015

      OECD urges UK to loosen immigration controls on skilled workers

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has called on the UK government to loosen immigration controls on...

    9. February 17, 2015

      Rush for risk raises instability fears

      The quest for yield has been at its most frenetic in the corporate bond market, with a growing share of the action taking...

    10. February 9, 2015

      Rome foresees economic benefit in euro’s fall

      Italy has welcomed the euro’s fall against the dollar, highlighting Rome’s hope that a weaker currency would help boost the...

    11. February 9, 2015

      OECD warns pace of structural reforms is slowing in G20 nations

      The pace of labour and product market reforms is slowing among the Group of 20 leading industrial nations, the Organisation...

    12. February 6, 2015

      HMRC tax probe powers set for boost

      More taxpayers with undeclared overseas assets look set to be targeted with criminal investigations, as the UK tax authority...

    13. December 19, 2014

      Oil surplus opens storage profit opportunity

      Brent crude’s worst slump since the financial crisis amid a mounting oil surplus is set to boost demand for storage...

    14. December 16, 2014

      Repsol / Talisman: growing up

      In politics, radicals end up looking reactionary; the reverse is also true. Repsol — after its ugly exit from Argentina this...

    15. December 10, 2014

      UK’s George Osborne goes it alone on corporate tax avoidance

      The British public is not overly fond of multinational companies and the government needs revenue. Put these two facts...

    16. December 10, 2014

      Why Brits need to go 17,000km for a lesson in English

      Less than 30 seconds into a Foreign Office video about various UK citizens who have been jailed abroad for drugs offences,...

    17. December 10, 2014

      Business leaders attack UK ‘Google tax’

      George Osborne’s plan to crack down on corporate tax avoidance with a new “diverted profits tax” has been attacked by...

    18. December 9, 2014

      Tax burden climbs back to pre-crisis levels

      The tax burden in wealthy countries has nearly recovered to pre-crisis levels, as the economic recovery boosted receipts and...

    19. December 9, 2014

      US envoy defends Facebook over tax and Rigby incident

      The US ambassador to London said on Tuesday he believed Facebook, along with other US companies such as Amazon, Google and...

    20. December 8, 2014

      Income inequality damages growth, OECD warns

      Rising income inequality over the past 30 years has damaged growth rates in rich countries by limiting educational...

    21. December 7, 2014

      OECD issues warning on UK pension reform

      Radical pension reforms due to come into force in the UK in less than four months could mean pensioners run out of money,...

    22. December 7, 2014

      Companies’ defences against corruption still inadequate

      More than a third of multinational companies still have inadequate defences against corruption, more than three years after...

    23. December 7, 2014

      UK lags behind OECD pensions

      UK pension funds have underperformed the developed world average for nine of the past 10 years, leaving savers as much as...

    24. December 2, 2014

      OECD warns big companies at centre of global corruption

      Large companies and their senior managers are responsible for the vast majority of the world’s bribery cases and are giving...

    25. December 1, 2014

      EU falls behind US as top destination for skilled migrants

      The EU has for the first time in more than a decade fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants, according to new...

    26. November 20, 2014

      China releases first formal estimate of strategic oil reserves

      China has for the first time offered a formal estimate for a portion of its strategic petroleum reserves, following pledges...

    27. November 18, 2014

      Russian tax law aims to coax businesses back home

      Russia has moved to flush its companies and wealthy citizens out of foreign refuges by passing new legislation that tightens...

    28. November 16, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi faces awkward fiscal challenge

      India’s rebound in growth provides a rare sign of vitality among the world’s largest economies. But, even with inflation...

    29. November 13, 2014

      G20 is a forum for impotence over the global economy

      An unhealthy battle has surfaced among policy makers this autumn, with the winner appearing to be the person who can...

    30. November 13, 2014

      Shinzo Abe on verge of calling snap general elections in Japan

      Shinzo Abe is on the brink of his biggest political gamble. Japan’s prime minister seems set to go to the polls next month,...

    31. November 6, 2014

      OECD urges members to encourage growth

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged member states to redouble their efforts to encourage...

    32. November 2, 2014

      Aggressive tax avoidance troubles large investors

      It is no secret that Apple, Starbucks and Amazon are among several high-profile companies that have faced political and...

    33. October 23, 2014

      Big business tempers anti-graft clampdown, says report

      More than half the countries around the world that pledged to clamp down on bribery are doing nothing about it because big...

    34. October 21, 2014

      Ireland’s exodus of young talent

      David Garrahy will one day return to live in Ireland, he says, “but I’m not entirely sure when and at what stage of my...

    35. October 15, 2014

      Axing of Double Irish tax plan greeted calmly by Wall Street

      A simple tweak to the “Double Irish” tax structure might be enough to prolong its lifespan, advisers said as they pondered...

    36. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    37. October 9, 2014

      Cash-strapped countries eye trillions held offshore

      When governments around the world embarked on a drive to plug tax loopholes in 2012, the urgency of the move was underpinned...

    38. October 9, 2014

      Purists forced to retreat in global debate on fiscal policy

      A global fight over fiscal policy has raged since the International Monetary Fund shocked the world in 2008 by recommending...

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