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(...)

A protective services officer walks past a sculpture of three businessmen in Melbourne’s central business district this week. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Australia’s economy has suffered its sharpest quarterly drop since the 1930s global recession because of the Covid-19 pandemic, with official data rel(...)

Pedestrians wear face masks in a congested street market in Lourges. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty

Face masks will be required in all French offices, except for enclosed spaces occupied by only one person, from September 1st, labour minister Élisabe(...)

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer speaks in the National Assembly on July 16th, in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images

France’s government, students, teachers and parents agree on one point: 2019-2020 has been a lost school year. Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer(...)

 The OECD’s findings, based on aggregated data from 4,000 multinationals, suggests most companies in Ireland are paying close to the correct rate on income declared.  Photograph: iStock

The effective tax rate paid by companies in the Republic is 12 per cent, a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned the EU against giving up on a global initiative to extract more tax from digital companies as he makes(...)

Several factors contributed to Ireland’s place in the report’s global rankings. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is the eighth least difficult place in the world to do business, according to TMF Group’s Global Benchmark Complexity Index. Of 77 locations (...)

 Donald Trump: standing tough against the Europeans in defence of big business plays well with his voters as a presidential election looms. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Global tax is a chess game and the US just made a big move. Pulling its participation in talks on taxing digital companies is one of two things. One(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire: “No one can accept that the digital giants can make profits from their 450 million European clients and not pay taxes where they are.”  Photograph: AFP via Getty

A decision by Washington to withdraw from international talks on taxing digital companies will raise concerns in Dublin of renewed attempts to tackle (...)

Robert Lighthizer, US trade representative at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing in the US. Photographer: Bloomberg

The suspension of talks between Europe and the US on new international tax rules for tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google could be deeply pr(...)

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