Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pa(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

US president Barack Obama enjoys a dessert with his daughter Malia (R) at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii on Thursday during his Christmas break. The US has announced sanctions against North Korea in response to its suspected role in the hacking of Sony. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyber attack against Sony. The new(...)

The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi aren’t blinking yet. The longest losing streak in European stocks in (...)

The Salix deal termination came less than two weeks after the US treasury department took a series of steps to curb “inversion” deals that let companies avoid US taxes by reincorporating abroad.

One US pharma company called off it Irish-based “inversion” merger yesterday in response to US Treasury measurers, while another restructured its deal(...)

US medical device maker Medtronic’s plan to move its tax base to Ireland may be in doubt under rules announced by the Obama administration yesterday.

Medtronic, the Minnesota-based medical device maker that’s planning to take an Irish tax address, may become one of the biggest losers under rules ann(...)

PricewaterhouseCoopers was fined $25 million after sanitising a report to regulators on sanctions and money-laundering controls for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ , New York’s top bank regulator said today. (Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

PricewaterhouseCoopers was fined $25 million after sanitising a report to regulators on sanctions and money-laundering controls for Bank of Tokyo-Mits(...)

Chiquita Brands International said it will continue with its planned purchase of Irish competitor Fyffes after rejecting an unsolicited $611 million takeover proposal from Cutrale Group and Safra Group.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Chiquita Brands International, owner of the namesake banana label, said it will continue with its planned purchase of Irish competitor Fyffes after re(...)

Professor Stephen Shay: said Obama could invoke a 1969 tax law that would restrict foreign companies using inter-company loans and interest deductions to reduce their tax bills. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Talk to any Irish lawyer facilitating these so-called corporate tax inversion deals – involving US multinationals shifting their tax address to Irelan(...)