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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. October 5, 2014

      Private equity remains a rarity in African pension portfolios

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ first Africa investment served to highlight an anomaly. One of the world’s leading private equity...

    26. September 30, 2014

      Why inequality is such a drag on economies

      W hen should growing inequality concern us? This is a moral and political question. It is also an economic one. It is...

    27. September 29, 2014

      Osborne plans crackdown on tech groups with new anti-avoidance rules

      Technology companies “that go to extraordinary lengths” to cut their tax bills will be hit with new anti-avoidance rules, as...

    28. September 29, 2014

      Immigration helps wages and employment, study finds

      Immigration leads to higher pay for native workers, while emigration causes lower wages for those left behind, according to...

    29. September 29, 2014

      Costa Rica seeks OECD entry despite junk status of sovereign debt

      Joining an elite club of advanced economies is challenging enough without trying to do it when your sovereign debt has just...

    30. September 24, 2014

      Wanted: real reforms to sustain growth in emerging markets

      We have everything before us, we have nothing before us. It might be an exaggeration to suggest emerging market investors...

    31. September 17, 2014

      A first blow against corporate tax avoidance

      Governments across the developed world have long been concerned by the need to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. As...

    32. September 16, 2014

      G20 governments agree to crackdown on tax avoidance

      Governments have thrown their weight behind sweeping rules to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, including steps to...

    33. September 16, 2014

      Bank of England signals dim view of household debt

      The Bank of England has signalled that it is minded to take a dim view of household borrowing in future, blaming the...

    34. September 15, 2014

      Oil slides on fears over China demand

      Crude oil and metals prices tumbled on Monday, pressured by weak Chinese economic data released over the weekend and worries...

    35. September 15, 2014

      Outlook darkens on global economy, OECD says

      Fears of disruption following a Scottish vote for independence and intensifying conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine...

    36. September 9, 2014

      Europe has to do whatever it takes

      In the second quarter of this year, real domestic demand in the eurozone was 5 per cent lower than in the first quarter of...

    37. September 9, 2014

      World’s leading economies warned over ‘global jobs crisis’

      The world’s largest economies are still failing to create enough jobs and too many of those that are being produced are too...

    38. September 8, 2014

      Business leaders and MPs call to raise reading skills

      UK business leaders and MPs are calling for a concerted attempt to raise reading skills after the most comprehensive study...

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