French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

On Tuesday, the PwC-Irish Times Tax Summit will wrestle the most topical questions in an increasingly uncertain world. File photograph: Getty

This Week September 16th Monday Indicators: Irish exports and imports (July). Tuesday Results: Uniphar, Adobe, FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone econom(...)

On paper, Japan has one of the best paternity leave policies in the world. In practice, very few men – less than one in 16 – take advantage of their l(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan needs to act to close a loophole in a law passed last year designed to combat international corruption. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan needs to act to close a loophole in a law passed last year designed to combat international corruption. The Crim(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders in Paris, on the eve of the G7 summit. Photograph: Michel Spingler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron wants the three-day G7 summit that he will host in Biarritz from Saturday to “lay the foundations of a new democratic(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi has received criticism in Germany for the Frankfurt-regulator’s QE programme, which has impacted on interest rates. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The State, which was locked out of financial markets almost a decade ago as the cost of bank bailouts soared, this week joined a growing club of Europ(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said his approach in relation to ‘departmental expenditure ceilings’ was sensible and informed by the experience of the crash. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and that he is using unsustainable corporation(...)

 Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group,   at the G7  meeting in Chantilly, France

Digital currencies such as Facebook’s planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset th(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on debt at the Finance ministry in Paris in May 2019. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Government continues to favour a global approach to a digital sales tax, in spite of France’s decision to push ahead unilaterally with a tax on Fa(...)

“Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate synthesised from morphine, and is the most prevalent illicit opioid worldwide.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been named as one of six countries which have experience a significant rise in the level of opioid-related deaths. A report, Addressing (...)

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