President Obama last year criticised US firms for becoming “magically” Irish through takeovers

It’s not us, it’s you. This should be the response to any political criticism directed Ireland’s way as multinationals swap American head-office addre(...)

Donald Trump: Republican presidential candidate  blamed US politicians for poor tax policy. Photograph: AP

The practice of “corporate inversions” – US companies buying overseas businesses to avail of lower tax rates such as in Ireland – has sparked politica(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “These corporate inversions take capital and, more importantly, jobs offshore”

Pfizer faces political risks in Washington if it proceeds with a bid for Allergan, but with little chance of legislation to curb such tax inversion d(...)

The  US Treasury Department is wary of the euro zone’s rising current account surplus, a broad measure of cross-border flows of goods and capital

The United States has warned Europe against relying too much on exports for growth and urged officials to make more use of fiscal policy, saying stron(...)

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(...)