An undated photo of a turtle swimming over bleached coral near Heron Island, in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Photograph: Catlin Seaview Survey/ The New York Times

Australian scientists say that just seven per cent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around €3.4 billion (A$5 billion) in tourism every year,(...)

Residents heading for a makeshift evacuation centre in Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan’s deadly earthquake and authoritie(...)

 An elderly woman holding her pet dog talks on a mobile phone after a second earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people(...)

 An activist clutching a suitcase stuffed with fake money demands greater transparency in new legislation following the  Panama Papers  in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Image

Senior international tax officials met at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday to discuss responses to the P(...)

Last year, we found that Fiat and Starbucks and a number of companies in Belgium had received illegal state aid in the form of selective tax advantages.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In the fall-out from the Panama Papers, one of the issues that has rocketed up the agenda is the question of tax transparency. Today, the European Com(...)

Oil prices edged down as investors took profits after crude soared more than 6 per cent on Friday

World markets struggled for direction on Monday, with renewed strength in the yen, government bonds and gold pointing to heightened caution among inve(...)

Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist at the IMF, is among the economists who disagree with a lot of recent commentary, and say that “we share a conviction that public discussion of the global economic outlook has run off the rails”. Photograph: Ibrahim Usta/AP Photo

Just about everyone has bought into the idea that we live in a low-growth world. The European Central Bank’s economic worries have prompted more cuts (...)

Organised by the Irish Tax Institute, the conference will discuss how new tax rules will affect companies and countries across the world

Next week Dublin Castle will host some of the world’s most important taxation decision makers and experts, there to discuss how new global tax rules (...)

Pascal Saint-Amans: director of the OECD

The Global Tax Policy Conference has a stellar line up of speakers, including what might be described as the world tax triumvirate: OECD’s Pascal Sai(...)

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Sometimes it’s the most prosaic phrases that turn out to have the most far-reaching effects. “Fiscal space”, for example, will probably haunt more th(...)