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  1. 20 hours ago

    Obama pressed to act against Russia

    As Europe hesitates over whether to bring in more sanctions against Russia, US President Barack Obama is facing fierce...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Renaissance defends role amid Senate tax probe

    Renaissance Technologies said tax benefits were not the main reason it purchased certain options from Barclays and Deutsche...

  1. June 17, 2014

    US senators push for curbs on flash traders

    US senators stepped up their scrutiny of high-frequency trading at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, raising pressure on...

  2. May 20, 2014

    US bill would thwart corporate tax moves

    A group of 14 Senate Democrats moved to thwart plans by US companies such as Pfizer to redomicile abroad through mergers to...

  3. April 1, 2014

    Caterpillar probe shifts focus to US tax code

    US Republicans used an investigation into Caterpillar’s tax strategy on Tuesday to highlight problems with US corporate tax...

  4. March 31, 2014

    Caterpillar accused of ‘shifting’ profits

    Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of heavy machinery, used a Swiss affiliate to shift 85 per cent of its parts profits...

  5. March 30, 2014

    Caterpillar faces US grilling over tax

    Caterpillar executives are in line to be grilled this week by the senate committee that has taken Apple, Microsoft and...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    Designed in California, taxed in never never land

    David Zion, head of accounting and tax at ISI Research, has totted up the fast growing reserves of indefinitely reinvested...

  7. March 21, 2014

    Caterpillar faces US Senate tax inquiry

    Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of heavy machinery, has become the subject of a US Senate inquiry into allegations...

  8. February 27, 2014

    Close the account on Swiss secrecy

    Listening to US senators this week as they lambasted Credit Suisse over its reluctance to assist investigations into tax...

  9. February 26, 2014

    US senators rebuff Credit Suisse arguments over tax allegations

    US senators accused Credit Suisse executives of hiding behind Swiss laws during a testy hearing in Washington to investigate...

  10. February 26, 2014

    Credit Suisse hearing attacks Swiss secrecy

    Swiss bank secrecy laws drew as much fire as Credit Suisse did in Washington on Wednesday as US lawmakers expressed...

  11. February 25, 2014

    Credit Suisse ‘helped US tax evaders’

    Credit Suisse made false claims in US visa applications, conducted business with clients in secret elevators and shredded...

  12. October 16, 2013

    US senators say questions remain over Ireland’s tax reform

    The US senators who exposed Apple’s use of a loophole in Irish law that enabled the company to save tax on $44bn in offshore...

  13. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Goldman would like to clarify some commodities matters. - The Tourre trial powers onward. -...

  14. June 17, 2013

    Foray into global tax fraught with challenges

    US business groups have been opposed to even the smallest foray into the kind of country-by-country tax reporting debated by...

  15. May 24, 2013

    Apple hearing unlikely to solve tax question

    It was telling that Carl Levin, the veteran Democratic senator, launched his grilling of Tim Cook, the Apple chief...

  16. May 24, 2013

    Apple: not such a taxing issue

    The fundamental point is obvious. It is tax law, in the US and elsewhere, that needs to change, not Apple or any other...

  17. May 23, 2013

    I saw the best taxes of my generation ...

    With apologies for my lack of decorum, I would like to howl – not in the manner of a wild beast, mind you, but in the spirit...

  18. May 22, 2013

    Apple’s policies unlikely to change without tax reform

    Carl Levin, the combative chairman of the US Senate committee investigating Apple’s corporate tax practices, pushed the...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why Jamie Dimon remains both chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan: because he makes money, and...

  20. May 21, 2013

    Apple chief’s gamble pays off as criticism remains muted

    Tim Cook’s bid for the moral high ground in Washington on Tuesday proved surprisingly successful, as the Apple chief...

  21. May 21, 2013

    Apple chief Tim Cook defends tax practices and denies avoidance

    Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, mounted an emphatic and unapologetic defence of the US technology group’s tax practices,...

  22. April 25, 2013

    US suspects Syria used chemical weapons

    The White House said for the first time on Thursday that the Syrian regime has likely used chemical weapons in its battle to...

  23. March 17, 2013

    Senate staff scour JPMorgan statements

    Senate aides are looking for inconsistencies in statements made by Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Doug...

  24. March 15, 2013

    Report portrays loss of control at JPMorgan

    The US Congress raised the heat on Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, as his lieutenants were grilled over...

  25. February 12, 2013

    Senate committee approves Hagel nomination

    A Senate committee has approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defence, setting the stage for a...

  26. January 24, 2013

    President’s choice for SEC has daunting task

    Calling for “cops on the beat”, President Barack Obama nominated former US prosecutor Mary Jo White to lead the Securities...

  27. January 10, 2013

    Copper users attack SEC on ETF backing

    A group of copper users has rounded on the Securities and Exchange Commission for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to...

  28. September 20, 2012

    Senate report criticises offshore schemes

    Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have been accused of using “dubious” schemes to avoid billions of dollars in US tax by a...

  29. September 6, 2012

    JPMorgan faces fresh probe

    JPMorgan Chase is facing a new probe from the US Senate into the trading losses at its chief investment office, which have...

  30. September 6, 2012

    JPMorgan flip flops on commodity ETFs

    Will JPMorgan’s planned physical copper exchange-traded fund “wreak havoc” on the global economy? Comment by email Sign up...

  31. August 15, 2012

    Probe points to former HSBC Syria link

    HSBC opted to continue with a business relationship with one of the key financiers to the regime of Syrian president Bashar...

  32. August 10, 2012

    Levin hits back on lack of Goldman charges

    Carl Levin, the US senator who led an inquiry into the actions of Wall Street banks in the financial crisis, has hit back...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 10, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s export growth slowed much faster than expected in July. Year-on-year growth for the month was 1% compared with...

  34. August 10, 2012

    Justice department drops Goldman probe

    The US Department of Justice has decided not to charge Goldman Sachs or any of its employees following a high-profile...

  35. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks swung between gains and losses on hopes for more US monetary stimulus and fears about China’s growth. Chinese...

  36. July 17, 2012

    Senator hits out at copper ETF plans

    Carl Levin, chairman of the powerful Senate subcommittee on investigations, has struck out against plans by JPMorgan and...

  37. July 17, 2012

    HSBC ignored drug money fear, says Senate

    HSBC ignored warnings that its activities may have exposed the US financial system to drug money from Mexico and...

  38. July 13, 2012

    Senators urge probe of Libor regulators

    A dozen senior US lawmakers have urged the nation’s top law enforcement officer to hold regulators to account if they knew...

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