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A bull market that lasted more than a decade became a bear market in less than a month. The coronavirus was the catalyst, but not necessarily the cau(...)

US president Donald Trump: has frequently used the threat of tariffs to bring other countries to the negotiating table. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Trump administration said this week that it would open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine (...)

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The threat of a new transatlantic trade war diminished on Friday after 137 countries agreed to continue negotiations aimed at creating rules for taxin(...)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warned that protectionism continued to drag on global trade. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone economic confidence slipped for an 11th straight month, further damping expectations that the currency bloc would rebound from a sharp growt(...)

In 2014, as evidence mounted about the harmful effects of diesel exhaust on human health, scientists in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, laboratory conduct(...)

Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas checks his smartphone at his office in Jun, Spain. Salas claims he has shaved an average of 13 per cent off the town’s budget every year since 2011, thanks to the extensive use of Twitter, and created a digital democracy where residents interact online almost daily with town officials. Photograph: Laura Leon/The New York Times

When José Antonio Rodríguez Salas’s daughter Martina was born in April, he turned to social media to share the news. However Rodríguez Salas, the may(...)

Cranes next  in the financial district of the City of London. Britain on June 23rd will vote in a referendum whether to stay or to leave the European Union. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

The UK economy lost momentum in the first quarter as services posted their weakest performance for almost a year and industrial production continued (...)

In its review of Ireland, the OECD said on Monday that the Irish economy is projected to continue its strong expansion in the next two years.

The OECD increased its growth forecast for Ireland on Monday, noting that the economy will continue its strong expansion in the next two years, as it(...)

Low inflation has put European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi back to where he was a year ago:  considering once again if he needs to do more to pump up price growth. (Photograph: MOURAD BALTI TOUATI/EPA)

Mario Draghi can’t catch a break. After overcoming a recession, Greece’s debt crisis and a damaged financial system, the European Central B(...)

The timing of Grifols’s move to Dublin has raised eyebrows, coming only about a week after the Irish government announced a new business-friendly corporate tax category, and in the same month as the OECD’s BEPS guidelines.

One part of the move had been long in the works by Grifols, a big Spanish medical company. The other came as a politically fraught surprise. When Gri(...)

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