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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      What's the deal with Belgium?

      Suppose we told you to think of a country in the euro area with chronically dysfunctional politics, anaemic...

    2. August 18, 2015

      RBS agrees to sell Luxembourg fund business

      Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal to sell its Luxembourg fund arm to private equity group Blackfin Capital...

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    1. July 13, 2015

      EU tax: Tough love for multinationals’ sweetheart deals

      Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and...

    2. July 12, 2015

      Low tax and high fees consume Future Fund

      When leaked documents describing the tax avoidance arrangements of 340 companies were published in November last year,...

    3. Brussels Blog

      June 29, 2015

      UPDATED: Tsipras requests bailout extension (again)

      [UPDATE] Late on Monday, Donald Tusk, the European Council president, wrote to Alexis Tsirpas, the Greek prime...

    4. June 21, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 22

      ● Alexander Schindler has been elected as president of the European Fund and Asset Management Association until June...

    5. June 19, 2015

      EU finance ministers back drive to tackle ‘too big to fail’ banks

      Europe’s reform attempt to tackle “too big to fail” banks was agreed by EU finance ministers on Friday, in a deal that...

    6. June 8, 2015

      Brussels demands details of tax rulings from 15 more countries

      The EU sharply escalated its campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals on Monday by demanding details of...

    7. Brussels Blog

      June 5, 2015

      And they're off! Leaked letter starts eurogroup race

      Want to be president of the eurogroup, the increasingly powerful chairman of the group of 19 eurozone finance...

    8. June 5, 2015

      Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel warns of risk of treaty renegotiation

      A rugby ball sits above the desk of Xavier Bettel, the 42-year-old prime minister of Luxembourg — a gift from David...

    9. May 31, 2015

      Tax havens are still a desirable destination

      One in six of the world’s largest companies are either based in a tax haven or have a majority-owned subsidiary in a...

    10. May 26, 2015

      Amazon tax probe will go ahead, EU warns

      The European Commission warned on Tuesday that Amazon’s decision to report its sales more widely across Europe would...

    11. May 22, 2015

      Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

      Amazon has started to pay taxes on sales to its UK customers in Britain rather than in Luxembourg, in a climbdown after...

    12. FT Data

      May 13, 2015

      Ireland is the wealthiest economy in Europe...or not

      Gross domestic product (GDP) – the product generated in a country- is similar to the gross national product (GNP) – the...

    13. May 5, 2015

      Business jet group Luxaviation to buy rival ExecuJet Aviation

      Luxaviation, a business jet management and charter group based in Luxembourg, will on Tuesday acquire Zurich-based...

    14. April 22, 2015

      Luxembourg unshaken after tax regime overhaul

      An inflow of bank deposits to Luxembourg from Asia and the Gulf have replaced reductions from European countries such...

    15. April 21, 2015

      EU gears up to take the fight to people smugglers

      When pirates were terrorising vessels in the waters off Somalia, the EU laid aside its traditional reliance on “soft...

    16. April 16, 2015

      South Africa’s Brait buys 80% stake in Virgin Active for £682m

      South African retail billionaire Christo Wiese is expanding into the booming global fitness market by snapping up...

    17. April 13, 2015

      Deals raise oversight concerns at Abu Dhabi wealth fund

      The managing director of one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds used his private shell companies to secure deals...

    18. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank...

    19. March 26, 2015

      Sound and fury over UK’s AIIB membership signifies very little

      Understandably, David Cameron ignored Foreign Office advice in signing the UK up to membership of the Asian...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Ukraine's bonds: a little local leverage

      The Russia problem aside, Ukraine’s other big task in its $15bn debt restructuring will simply be to convince private...

    21. March 18, 2015

      Brussels moves to crack down on corporate tax evasion

      The European Commission has moved to step up its crackdown on corporate tax evasion by unveiling a plan to force all 28...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: ethical banking - delivering on Islamic finanance's charitable responsibilities

      By Dr Abdul Halim The last decade has been transformative for Islamic banking. While the practices involved in...

    23. March 2, 2015

      Merkel set to lose senior adviser Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut

      Angela Merkel is set to lose her top adviser on European affairs, at a time when the EU faces critical challenges over...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2015

      "If it were a museum, some say that it would probably be the best museum in the world"

      This fab alleged art market fraud story is fast developing…. While it does so, here’s the Bouvier brochure. Click to...

    25. February 25, 2015

      Report links McDonald’s to EU tax avoidance scandal

      McDonald’s has been linked to the growing scandal of tax avoidance within the EU after the fast-food group was accused...

    26. February 24, 2015

      Commerzbank in tax probe over unit in Luxembourg

      German prosecutors are investigating whether Commerzbank helped clients to evade taxes via its subsidiary in...

    27. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2015

      Guest post: slow start for HKG-Shanghai stock connect

      By Marty Sun, Goldman Sachs The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect last November has made it easier for...

    29. February 15, 2015

      Shire has ‘nothing to hide’ on tax, says chief

      Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries...

    30. February 15, 2015

      Ucits funds now speak Mandarin

      The European Commission’s asset management unit has for the first time published the text of a directive in Mandarin....

    31. February 10, 2015

      UK business secretary Vince Cable raises concerns on HSBC clean-up

      HSBC’s private bank furore Doubts over HSBC’s claims to have cleaned up its act after alleged collusion with widespread...

    32. February 3, 2015

      Brussels to probe Belgium tax deals for multinationals

      Belgium has become the latest country to be ensnared in a growing crackdown on tax avoidance within the EU after the...

    33. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2015

      Déjà vu: have Juncker's tax reforms already been debated?

      Cast your mind back to November. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president, was being pummeled by the...

    34. January 16, 2015

      So, tell us whose paper the ECB will purchase

      Sir, Your editorial tells us that the European Central Bank “should go full speed ahead” with quantitative easing...

    35. January 16, 2015

      European Commission lays bare Amazon tax deal with Luxembourg

      Luxembourg’s unorthodox tax deal with Amazon was laid bare by European Commission investigators on Friday, who believe...

    36. January 14, 2015

      ‘Sweetheart’ tax deals inquiry a setback for Jean-Claude Juncker

      The European Parliament is poised to launch a full inquiry into sweetheart tax deals with multinational companies, in a...

    37. December 18, 2014

      Luxembourg abandons attempt to keep tax list secret

      Luxembourg has agreed to hand over a list of the hundreds of tax deals signed with some of the world’s largest...

    38. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

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