After ‘Brexit,’ Finding a New London for the Financial World to Call Home
Our columnist handicaps the race for the biggest financial prize since London was thrust to the fore.
Brazil Opens Investigation Into McDonald’s
The company and its master franchise owner in Latin America are under scrutiny for possible violations of labor, tax and franchise laws.
E.U. on McDonald's Tax Investigation
Regulators from the European Competition Commission will investigate deals Luxembourg granted McDonald’s that may have led to the restaurant paying less in European Union taxes than it owes.
E.U. Investigates McDonald’s Tax Deal With Luxembourg
The move is the latest sign that Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s competition commissioner, is determined to widen a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.
Luxembourg Goes in for an Image Makeover
Such national rebranding efforts rarely work, but the small European nation is spending heavily to divert attention from allegations of financial chicanery.
E.U. Orders 2 Nations to Recover Taxes From Starbucks and Fiat
The European Union said that the countries had given the companies unfair state aid by letting them shift profits and pay lower tax rates.
Ireland, Accused of Giving Tax Breaks to Multinationals, Plans an Even Lower Rate
The country will cut its 12.5 percent corporate tax rate in half for revenues pegged to patents and other intellectual property.
Europe’s Highest Appeals Court Backs Bond-Buying Program
The program, introduced in September 2012, has never been used. Despite that, it is credited with helping the European Central Bank rescue the euro.
Luxembourg Premier Is First E.U. Leader to Marry Same-Sex Partner
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel’s wedding to a Belgian architect took place less than a year after Luxembourg legalized same-sex marriages.
Consumer Prices in Eurozone Decline Again, but So Does Unemployment
Two reports did not alter the view that Europe is experiencing a miniboom, lifted by low oil prices, a weak euro and aggressive E.C.B. stimulus.
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