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 Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on an official visit to Paris in  April, 2018. (Photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s failure to secure membership of the UN human rights council is a rebuke to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a social reformer who is a(...)

Director of the OECD centre for tax policyPascal Saint-Amans. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP

Ireland will suffer more than most countries if efforts to secure a global digital tax agreement fail, triggering an international “trade war or tax w(...)

The US economy added 1.4 million jobs in August and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent earlier this month, a sign of the continuing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

The global economy appears to be recovering from the coronavirus slump faster than thought only a few months ago thanks to improving outlooks for Chin(...)

Kamala Harris: “Looking back, it is odd that such a fancied candidate did not do better in her own presidential campaign.”  Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Joe Biden is not 77 in the way that Mick Jagger is 77. The Democratic candidate for the White House wears the years with a heaviness that is not lost (...)

The Savoy Hotel in London – just one of many high-profile international businesses that have become masters at minimising tax. Photograph: iStock

The Savoy Hotel has been welcoming its well-heeled and connected clientele for 131 years. But for all the Art Deco design and the sublime personal ser(...)

John Bolton’s references to Brexit are detailed in a chapter about the US president’s attendances at summits in Brussels, London and Helsinki in July 2018. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton were among the few in the US administration who cared about helping Brexit(...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

Airport employees unload  material arriving from China, including thousands of masks, at the international airport of Nice, southern France. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

France has expressed its “disapproval” over disinformation published by Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Paris, on his embassy’s website by summoni(...)

The OECD noted that all countries have a ‘direct interest in eradicating the virus and rebuilding economic life throughout the world’.

Broader and stronger tax-and-spend measures will be needed to pursue economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the influential Organisation for Ec(...)

Garment workers wearing  masks in a factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. About 1  million people in the Bangladeshi garment industry have lost their incomes due to the economic fallout from coronavirus. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

The economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic could push half a billion more people into poverty unless action is taken to bail out developing count(...)

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