US companies, faced with one of the highest rates of corporate tax in the world - 35 per cent – have long sought to minimise their tax bill. One way h(...)

 Enda Kenny said Ireland was a place where “real companies employ very significant numbers of people”.

Ireland is “not a brass-plate location” for companies moving their residency for tax purposes and the Government has told the US it has never been a(...)

The Obama administration has begun a crackdown designed to curb tax avoidance by US companies moving to low-tax countries with new rules aimed at stemming the pace of “corporate inversions”. Photograph:  Shawn Thew/EPA.

The Obama administration has begun a crackdown designed to curb tax avoidance by US companies moving to low-tax countries with new rules aimed at stem(...)

US president Barack Obama: denounced corporate inversion as “unpatriotic” and referring to companies availing of the practice as “deserters”. Photograph: Saul Loeb/The New York Times

Having ramped up the rhetoric, it appears that the United States will once again fail to deliver. As the OECD is due today to publish its report on Ba(...)

Senator Carl Levin:  has a track record of bashing corporate tax dodgers and wants to introduce legislation that limits the number of corporate inversions. Photograph: Reuters

A new reality television series called Dating Naked began in the US last Thursday in which the traditional dating process is up-ended and the couples (...)

A woman walks past the Time Warner Center near Columbus Circle in Manhattan yesterday.  Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc said  it had offered to buy the company in  a move that would unite two of the world’s most powerful media conglomerates, but Time Warner rebuffed its offer. Photograph:  Reuters

European stocks advanced by the most since April as Portuguese banks led a rally by euro zone lenders and a report showed China’s economy expanded at (...)

Jacob “Jack” Lew, US treasury secretary.   Mr Lew has urged members of Congress  to pass legislation immediately to stop US companies from shifting their legal addresses overseas

The Obama administration has added its voice to the growing chorus of criticism of US companies shifting their legal addresses overseas, in many cases(...)

Jacob “Jack” Lew, US treasury secretary, attends a news conference ahead of a G20 meeting in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Bloomberg

The United States threw its weight behind a push to make global taxation reform a key goal for the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform sharing a joke with Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance yesterday at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Contact with Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and between Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his counterparts in the Ger(...)

Workers make the last preparations inside the Congress Center, two days before the opening of the 44th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

On the face of it, a combination of record low interest rates, ample liquidity and faster economic growth should sustain the world’s recovery from fin(...)