Last week, Australia and China unveiled a joint statement on cybersecurity. The agreement is a reminder that, in the words of Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, “the need for an open, free and secure internet goes far beyond economics.”
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.
This post explores five train rides from different parts of the world, ranging from a bare-bones trip in Vietnam to a luxury land cruise in India featuring a presidential suite with marble floors and two showers.
Last week the first-ever international transaction between banks using multiple blockchain applications took place. Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and other prominent firms are developing blockchain technologies, but blockchain’s reach is not limited to financial transactions. This post collects some of the ways various companies across industries are using this fast-evolving technology that some experts believe may be as revolutionary as the internet.
This week’s Global Glance looks at: why the G20’s annual summit was mostly hot air; Obama’s Laos visit and the problem of cluster bombs; and Botswana turning 50.
This week's Global Glance looks at smoking in France and the global legislative trend that strips tobacco companies of branding privileges while forcing them to include disturbing images on their packaging.
Our advisors' expertise and experience helping clients overcome compliance challenges of the moment put them in a great position to predict the global trends multinationals need to be aware of in 2016. Here are three of our top advisors for their informal takes on what to watch for in 2016.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how Netflix’s world domination is almost complete, VW’s mounting legal troubles and the latest Big Mac index.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Thanksgiving holidays around the world, how Marriott’s recent acquisition highlights the importance of a large global footprint, and the world’s first international rugby star.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how to make sense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Africa’s precarious middle class, and a Texas honky-tonk in Tokyo.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at the best and worst global vacation destinations, Lollapalooza in Colombia and Arab TV in Israel.