kea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin. Having opened 12 stores in 2013-14, Ikea is likely to expand at a similar rate this financial year.

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A still from the new Ikea television advertisement, ‘The Joy of Storage’, which follows ‘a flock of much-loved T-shirts’ on their journey home.

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Street cleaners walking in front of a currency exchange office in Moscow yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Maxim Shipenkov
Russia moves to prop up the rouble

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Jean-Claude Juncker: said the deals disclosed in the reports were legal but agreed they resulted in “feeble” amounts of tax being paid by the corporations concerned

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EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We consider the Luxembourg leaks as market information. We will examine it and evaluate whether or not this will lead us to opening new cases.” Photographer: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

A new leak of confidential documents expands the list of big companies seeking secret tax deals in Luxembourg, exposing tax-saving manoeuvers by Ameri(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: said the interaction of national and international tax law resulted in a level of taxation in Luxembourg “which doesn’t correspond to the notion of fiscal justice”. Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Fresh pressure on recently elected European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is likely as a new set of leaked documents shows more multinat(...)