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  2. June 16, 2015

    Skimping tax can still leave a bitter taste for coffee companies

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  1. June 9, 2015

    Amazon among multinationals yielding to global tax crackdown

    Several leading multinational companies have come a long way towards dismantling structures they have used to minimise their...

  2. June 4, 2015

    Blue Bottle Coffee turns from start-up to upstart with $70m deal

    It may be seen by some as the anti-Starbucks but Blue Bottle Coffee is turning its small-scale, artisanal cafés into big...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2015

    FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

    You can sign up to receive the email here. The oil price plunge will curb output for years to come – global energy groups...

  4. May 5, 2015

    EU probe into sweetheart tax deals to miss deadline

    Brussels will fail to meet its self-imposed June deadline to close flagship investigations into sweetheart tax deals...

  5. April 24, 2015

    Mattel bounces on Goldman upgrade

    Shares in Mattel were buoyed after analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded the toymaker behind Barbie and Hot Wheels, as they...

  6. April 24, 2015

    Blue Bottle and Tartine look to scale without losing identity

    Silicon Valley is highly caffeinated at the best of times. But when in 2012 the artisanal coffee company Blue Bottle Coffee...

  7. April 23, 2015

    Food and tea hoists Starbucks sales

    Increased food and tea offerings at Starbucks advanced sales and traffic to the world’s largest coffee chain. Profits at...

  8. April 10, 2015

    High street outlets offer dawn-to-dusk dining

    Drop into your local coffee shop but order a beer; saunter down to the sandwich bar for an evening meal with wine at...

  9. April 1, 2015

    Companies are preaching to a new audience

    By stepping into the furore over Indiana’s religious freedom law, in defence of gay rights, Tim Cook is boldly taking Apple...

  10. March 26, 2015

    Indiana signs ‘religious freedom’ bill

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian patrons on...

  11. March 24, 2015

    Everyone wants a taste of booming UK coffee market

    Watch out Starbucks and Costa Coffee. A host of new entrants is piling into the business of providing time-pressed consumers...

  12. March 20, 2015

    Starbucks aims to brew the right thing

    During the last century, Americans used to say that our political candidates were marketed as if they were soap powder. Now,...

  13. March 18, 2015

    Starbucks defends ‘race together’ policy

    Howard Schultz, chief executive of Starbucks, announced the company’s first stock split since 2005 as he defended a new...

  14. March 17, 2015

    Young Americans turn to tea

    If the US television sitcom Friends were to be remade today, the characters sitting in the Central Perk café would be...

  15. March 12, 2015

    On a tax avoidance tour of London

    “I support the tax-dodging bill” badges are handed to the group of 20, gathering by the Eros statue in London’s Piccadilly....

  16. March 11, 2015

    Review: Do the Kind Thing, by Daniel Lubetzky

    One day, when he was 25 years old, Daniel Lubetzky lay on his bed in his studio flat and realised his life was becoming...

  17. March 10, 2015

    The cappuccino kings changing the way Cambodians drink coffee

    Starbucks has not launched in Cambodia yet. But Chang Bunleang, co-founder of Phnom Penh-based Brown Coffee, is ready if it...

  18. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2015

    Asia's coconuts go global - but what about the farmers?

    For centuries, street vendors across southeast Asia have hacked open fresh coconuts, selling their refreshing water to...

  19. February 24, 2015

    Walmart pay rise obscures shift in US labour market

    Walmart employees may have cheered recent news that they had been given a pay rise. But for workers such as Fatmata Jabbie,...

  20. February 11, 2015

    More tax pressure brews for Starbucks with EU reform push

    It took a while. After 17 years in the UK, Starbucks went into the black there for the first time in 2014. Pre-tax profits...

  21. February 4, 2015

    Starbucks brews up UK profit after 17 years

    Starbucks has finally brewed up a pre-tax profit in the UK, almost 17 years after setting up shop in the country. The coffee...

  22. January 23, 2015

    DreamWorks restructuring prompts sell-off

    DreamWorks Animation’s announcement of job cuts and reduction in film output, prompted two analyst downgrades and a sharp...

  23. January 16, 2015

    Good restaurants never need piped music

    Sir, The image of Sir David Tang reading poems by Rupert Brooke and Edward Thomas to his future wife in the quiet of...

  24. January 9, 2015

    Macy’s falls on store closure plans

    The decision by Macy’s to shutter stores, restructure operations and explore a budget-price business, was not well received...

  25. December 29, 2014

    Coffee chains brew robust future in China

    From Best Buy to B&Q, many foreign brands and business models have struggled in China. But perhaps the least likely western...

  26. December 17, 2014

    Pocatello, Playwrights Horizons, New York — review

    Give credit to Playwrights Horizons: in the midst of the holiday season, with joy blaring relentlessly from every shop and...

  27. 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...

  28. December 5, 2014

    Multinationals and the new politics of hate

    The odd financial crisis aside, the past 30 years hasn’t been a bad time to be a large multinational corporation. Interest...

  29. December 4, 2014

    Ease of use will decide ewallets’ fate

    It can take a long time for new ideas to catch on in the payments world. Plastic debit and credit cards, for example,...

  30. December 2, 2014

    Obama climate plan divides business

    The Obama administration’s environmental policy is deepening divisions between big businesses on climate change, mirroring...

  31. November 14, 2014

    Brussels slams Netherlands over Starbucks tax deal

    Brussels has confronted the Netherlands over sweetheart tax deals by alleging the country artificially lowered Starbucks’...

  32. November 13, 2014

    Netherlands accused of subsidising Starbucks tax bill

    The Netherlands and Starbucks will be pulled into the political storm over sweetheart tax deals on Friday as the European...

  33. November 5, 2014

    Wallonia’s tax incentives attract overseas companies – but also regulatory attention

    For decades, regional authorities such as Wallonia have had to show great creativity in designing investor-friendly...

  34. 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...

  35. The World

    October 29, 2014

    Smart Reads 29 October 2014

    Tweets from the caliphate: young Muslim women who travelled to Syria to marry Isis fighters are part of a social media...

  36. October 28, 2014

    Chinese coffee attracts Swiss trader interest

    High quality coffee exports from China are set to receive a boost as Volcafe, a leading international coffee trader, is to...

  37. October 21, 2014

    Mob justice is a dangerous way to deal with bad businesses

    Big, bad companies are firmly in the sights of politicians. Last week UK Labour party leader Ed Miliband announced a...

  38. October 7, 2014

    EU’s Amazon probe steps up pressure over tax deals

    The move by Brussels to open a formal investigation into Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg, confirmed on Tuesday, is...

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