The Trump administration imposed a third round of tariffs on Chinese goods, covering roughly $200 billion of imports from China. China retaliated with $60 billion of tariffs. We tell you if this is likely to be a prolonged battle and what US companies need to consider now.
This month, the OECD released a report on taxation and the digital economy. We put the report in context and summarize its high points so you know what leading authorities are saying about the subject now.
Officials from 76 countries met in Paris this month to sign or promise to sign an OECD multilateral convention that some describe as “a kind of super tax treaty.” This post describes what the convention is and why the signing ceremony should be a wake-up call for businesses.
The Australian Taxation Office issued a combined $2.9 billion in tax bills this month to seven multinationals, including Apple, Google and Microsoft. The ATO’s actions come three months before the effective date of Australia’s widely heralded diverted profits tax, known as the Google tax. Here’s what you need to know about this important legislation.
Barclays announced that UK authorities have launched investigations into CEO Jef Staley’s conduct related to two whistleblower claims. The affair sheds light on the ambiguity of whistleblower laws and on the benefits and disadvantages of protecting whistleblowers’ anonymity.
In another important and unanticipated referendum result, Swiss voters rejected legislation that would have reformed the country’s controversial corporate tax system. Now, some feel Switzerland won’t be able to meet its promise to eliminate the special tax treatment it gives multinationals by 2019.
Today’s superstar athletes are powerful corporate brands, and they and their teams are looking for creative ways to reduce personal and corporate taxation. UK soccer clubs are compensating players and some coaches under a tax scheme that has some wondering if teams, players and coaches are effectively engaging in tax evasion.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at how a Chinese insurance company may be changing the nature of M&As, FIFA’s surprising claim to victimhood, and a strange and lavish soccer school in rural China.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at: the lifting of the Iran sanctions and what it means for US businesses; India’s Jat protesters and caste system; and the G20 meeting in Shanghai.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at Obama’s Cuba visit and prospects for US businesses in Cuba; India’s fantastically cheap new smartphone; and last week’s OECD report on global growth.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at Apple begging in Brussels; swearing in the US and the UK; and a cleric's declaration that chess is the work of the devil.