Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, is joining forces with Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to tackle quality affordable healthcare in the US. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

When Amazon bought a big stake in drugstore.com in 1999, Jeff Bezos thought he could do for pharmaceuticals what he had done for books, stealing marke(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

The Bank of England released results of latest, and toughest,  stress tests on Britain’s banks. Photograph: EPA

What would a disorderly Brexit look like? The Bank of England is not alone in being unable to say, although with masterful understatement yesterday go(...)

A homeless man sleeps outside the Custom House in Dublin: The “relatively large incidence of homelessness” reported by some countries  is partly explained by the fact those countries adopt a broad definition of the term. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comment at the weekend that the State has a “low” level of homelessness compared to other countries looks on the surface to b(...)

Maria Valenzuela: Health worker in Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dr Khine Hay Mar was the only doctor at a hospital in Mese – a town in Myanmar, near the border with Thailand. During her time as the sole physician t(...)

A tree uprooted being removed due to hurricane Ophelia on Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The man on the bus rose slowly from his seat and looked nervously around before sheepishly admitting to his fellow passengers: “I don’t know what a tr(...)

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Developmenton, said: “What becomes more obvious day-by-day is that the Brexiteers are hooked on brinkmanship – and have been since the beginning”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s so-called Brexiteers are “hooked on brinkmanship” and their only approach is “the tough-guy approach”, Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan (...)

OECD secretary-general Angel Gurria shakes hands with  Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Phillip Hammond: any threat to the peace process in Northern Ireland from the introduction of a hard Border would damage UK economic growth. Photograph: Neil  Hall/EPA

Leaving the European Union with no new trade deal would hurt Britain’s long-term growth, push the pound to a new low and damage the country’s credit r(...)

Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): group warns the UK economy is on track to be crippled by its EU divorce

A second referendum that reverses Brexit would have a “positive” and “significant” impact on the UK economy, which is on track to be crippled by its E(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe flanked by  PwC head of tax Joe Tynan and Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh at The Irish Times/PwC Tax Summit. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s personal tax code, as it stands, is neither economically efficient for the country nor fair for society, Minister for Finance Paschal Donoho(...)

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