Secretary general of the OECD Angel Gurría: “Brexit is like a tax. It is the equivalent to roughly missing out on about one month’s income within four years.” Photograph: EPA

Leaving the European Union would cost British workers a month’s salary by 2020 but would reduce net immigration and lower house prices, the Organisati(...)

The European Commission has outlined proposals to tackle large scale corporate tax avoidance by multinational companies. The initiative follows measur(...)

The Tánaiste Joan Burton with Minister for Business and Employment Jed Nash and Joe Costello at the launch of the Labour Party’s Workers Charter  earlier this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland had not chaired a ministerial meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the club of the world’s 34 most i(...)

Pensions in the future may be much less generous than today, with many people at serious risk of pensioner poverty, according to an OECD assessment of(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

Safeguarding the recovery

The Government last April set out the broad outline of the 2016 budget in its spring economic statement, promising expansionary measures, while settin(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ministers are being told to rein in their spending demands as the inner Cabinet pushes back on pressure to provide more money for the 2016 budget. M(...)

Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Photograph:  Reuters/François Lenoir

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said unemployment in its member countries is only slowly declining and remains well above it(...)

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)

Germany – and not Britain –  is the main destination for EU citizens moving from one member state to another, according to a report just published by the OECD. Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Eastern Europeans form 1 per cent of the United Kingdom’s population and are better educated than locals, but the majority of European Union citizens (...)