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The proposed UK tax applies a 2 per cent levy on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces serving UK customers.

The UK vowed to press ahead with its plans for a special tax on large technology companies on Thursday, hours after the US threatened to impose trade (...)

French senators voted to impose a new tax that will affect about 30 companies, including US groups Alphabet, Apple, Facebook and Amazon

US president Donald Trump has instructed his most senior trade official to investigate French plans to tax large technology companies, as US officials(...)

IBM said it has closed its acquisition of software company Red Hat. Photograph: EPA

IBM said on Tuesday it has closed its $34 billion (€30.33 billion) acquisition of software company Red Hat as it looks to ramp up its cloud-computing (...)

The S&P 500 reached a record high on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Global stock markets were buoyed on Monday as a thaw in the US-China trade dispute lifted market sentiment and spurred a rally in equities. European (...)

Directors Kieran Mulvey and Catriona Mullane at the Independent News and Media  meeting in Dublin on June 26th. Photograph: Alan Betson

On Wednesday, Independent News & Media (INM) drew the curtains on its final set-piece shareholders’ meeting as a listed company ahead of its €145.(...)

Ms Pelosi criticised Facebook’s refusal to remove the video and said the incident had convinced her the company knowingly enabled Russian election interference

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said his social media company took too long to flag as false an altered video of US House Speaker Nancy P(...)

Nissan is part of an alliance with Renault, Mitsubishi and Waymo on driverless cars.  Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

Waymo agreed to explore driverless services with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, pairing a leader in self-driving technology with the world’s largest (...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell: markets globally awaited clues from the US Federal Reserve on its policy direction

Stock markets dipped marginally on Monday, as a profit warning from Germany’s Lufthansa weighed on airline stocks. The airline forecast earnings bef(...)

Laura Deming: ‘The idea was to starve a worm, mutate it, and then laser its gonads off, which increases the worm lifespan by 60 per cent’

Laura Deming is early for the interview in the restaurant in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, bent over a book. Bathed in the light streaming thr(...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann  during the company’s last annual shareholder meeting. The food group was the best performer on the Iseq on Wednesday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

European stock markets crept higher on Wednesday as defensive shares gained ground, but rising tensions between Italy and the European Commission over(...)

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