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EU ready to act alone on #DigitalTax if no global deal in 2020

EU ready to act alone on #DigitalTax if no global deal in 2020

| October 1, 2019

European Union commissioners-designate said the bloc should agree on a digital tax if no deal on the matter was reached at a global level by the end of next year, ramping up pressure on multinationals accused of paying too little, writes Francesco Guarascio of Reuters. In written answers to EU lawmakers published on Friday (27 […]

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#Brexit crisis pushes UK business expectations to weakest since 2011: #CBI

#Brexit crisis pushes UK business expectations to weakest since 2011: #CBI

| September 30, 2019

Pessimism in British businesses rose in the three months to September to the highest level in almost eight years, as the escalating Brexit crisis weighed heavily on companies, a survey showed on Sunday (29 September), writes Andy Bruce of Reuters.  The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) gauge of private sector activity held steady at -6% […]

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Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides.

Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides.

| September 28, 2019

  Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides. The boss of the Chinese telecom giant, facing a ban in the US, has said that he was open to a dialogue with Washington and was willing to “license the entire […]

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Commission report on the impact of #Digitization on world of work in EU

Commission report on the impact of #Digitization on world of work in EU

| September 25, 2019

The Commission’s science and knowledge hub, the Joint Research Centre, launched its latest report, ‘The changing nature of work and skills in the digital age’. The report offers an evidence-based analysis of the impact of technology on labour markets and the need to adapt education policies to boost digital skills. Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Commissioner […]

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Forbes names world’s best regarded companies

Forbes names world’s best regarded companies

| September 23, 2019

Forbes has announced its third annual edition of top 250 best regarded companies in the world. The list includes six Russian companies – LUKOIL, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Rosseti, Sberbank, VTB Bank and Transneft. LUKOIL became the only oil and gas operations company from Russia, sharing the category with organizations from Spain and China. Previously, […]

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#Bristol is still one of the best for business

#Bristol is still one of the best for business

| September 21, 2019

When we think of cities in terms of business, investment and economic credentials, the ones that immediately come to mind include London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle. There is no doubt these places are well suited for business, with some even making the case that cities like Manchester having the real potential of deposing London as […]

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Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

| September 16, 2019

Forensic accountants and lawyers are probing the finances of a disgraced Russian press baron to see if he lied on oath in court. A team of experts is sifting through the last days of Vladimir Gusinsky’s media company before he declared it bust. Working extensively in the Cayman Islands, they are probing exactly why Mr […]

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