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    1. 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 — a...

    2. 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 Infrastructure...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 EU...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 the...

    5. 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 read:  ...

    6. 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 of...

    7. 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 Luxembourg. The...

    8. 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 getting...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 of...

    11. 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. The...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 (“Europe’s...

    16. 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 it...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 businesses...

    19. 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...

    20. December 11, 2014

      How Juncker and Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch

      Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time...

    21. December 9, 2014

      Disney, Skype and Reckitt dragged into Luxembourg tax row

      Disney and Koch Industries have become the latest companies to be dragged into the growing row over secret tax deals in...

    22. December 8, 2014

      PwC sold ‘tax avoidance on industrial scale’

      MPs accused a firm of accountants of “selling tax avoidance on an industrial scale” on Monday after a tense parliamentary...

    23. December 2, 2014

      Funding pledge ensures Europe stays in the space race

      Europe has declared its determination to stay in the space race with plans to fund the development of a new generation of...

    24. December 1, 2014

      Germany recruits France and Italy for fresh assault on tax havens

      Germany, France and Italy have launched a campaign to tighten EU tax rules that appears aimed at practices in Luxembourg and...

    25. Brussels Blog

      November 27, 2014

      Juncker interview: the annotated transcript

      On the eve of two of the most momentous events of his young tenure as European Commission president – Thursday’s failed vote...

    26. November 27, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker regrets failing to reform Luxembourg tax laws

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president under fire over Luxembourg’s tax regime when he was premier, wishes...

    27. November 24, 2014

      EU populist parties call on Juncker to go

      Three of Europe’s largest populist parties have called on Jean-Claude Juncker to resign as president of the European...

    28. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2014

      The costs of offshore tax avoidance, part 2

      In our previous post, we looked at the ways that global corporations minimise their tax burdens by routing income through...

    29. November 18, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker faces vote calling for his resignation

      The European Parliament will vote next week on whether Jean-Claude Juncker should resign as European Commission president,...

    30. November 18, 2014

      Juncker should step back on tax avoidance issues

      Jean-Claude Juncker has not had an easy start as European Commission president. When he was nominated five months ago, a...

    31. November 14, 2014

      ‘Death bond’ investors face heavy losses

      UK investors in three so-called “death bond” funds have been told they may lose up to 70 per cent of their original...

    32. November 13, 2014

      RTL hurt by Hungary’s advertising tax

      A tax on advertising revenues brought in by Hungary’s government, and criticised as an attempt to stifle media freedom, has...

    33. November 12, 2014

      Berlin takes aim at Luxembourg tax deals

      Berlin has taken a swipe at the new head of the European Commission by questioning the fairness of hundreds of controversial...

    34. November 12, 2014

      Juncker denies he was the architect of Luxembourg tax regime

      Jean-Claude Juncker said that he was “not the architect” of Luxembourg's controversial tax regime as the new European...

    35. November 11, 2014

      MEPs call for EU tax haven probe as Luxembourg furore grows

      MEPs have called for an investigation into tax evasion in the EU, threatening greater scrutiny of the new European...

    36. November 9, 2014

      Juncker must speak up on Luxembourg and tax

      Luxembourg, with just half a million people, is the second-richest country in the world. Its position at the heart of the EU...

    37. November 9, 2014

      Trade unions condemn tax avoidance

      The world’s most powerful trade unions have called on their pension funds to fight aggressive tax avoidance at the companies...

    38. November 6, 2014

      Ikea franchise arm rearranged financing

      Leaked PwC documents reveal how the franchising arm of Ikea rearranged its financing, with the help of a Luxembourg-based...

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