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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

Booked review: The Test Book

The two authors of The Decision Book, a well-executed recent volume which contained 50 models for strategic thinking, have produced a follow-up here w(...)

EBay is cutting 2,400 positions, buying back shares and entering into a standstill agreement with activist investor Carl Icahn. Photo: Getty Images

EBay has declined to say whether Irish workers will be affected by its decision to cut 2,400 jobs.The company overnight announced plans to reduce its (...)

Netflix  said it will increase the percentage of content spending devoted to original series such as Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards

Streaming video service Netflix said it will complete its expansion into 200 countries within two years, faster than expected, as the company builds i(...)

President Barack Obama Last year he singled out Ireland for criticism, saying some US firms had “magically” become Irish through takeovers

Closing the “Double Irish” tax loophole was “more than overdue” and must be followed by further actions, one of the US Congress’s most vocal critics (...)

Last week Jamie Dimon told Fox Business: “JPMorgan is the best thing I can do for country and humanity”,  which is even richer than Lloyd Blankfein saying Goldman Sachs did “God’s work” as the latter remark was arguably ironic. Photograph: Reuters

Last week I had lunch with a man who used to be one of the most senior bankers in the UK. The trouble with business today, he complained over coffee, (...)

There has been speculation in Brussels that the outcome of the European Commission inquiry could stop short of a full indictment of Ireland’s tax rulings with Apple. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The European Commission has said it will publish the result of its investigation into the Government’s tax arrangements with Apple by the spring. (...)

Amazon is the latest global firm to have its tax practices assessed by the EU

The European Union said Luxembourg hastily approved a “cosmetic” tax deal with Amazon in 11 days, allowing the company to shift profits to a tax-free (...)

Most European profits of Amazon are recorded in Luxembourg but are not taxed there as a result of a 2003 tax ruling, which is still in force today and applies to a subsidiary in the country

Amazon. com’s tax affairs will be back in the limelight as the European Union publishes details of its investigation into a sweetheart deal with Luxe(...)

Green party leader Eamon Ryan has criticised Fine Gael’s four MEPs for not voting in favour of a European Parliament committee of inquiry into the Lux(...)