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According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development statistics  total FDI inflows to the State fell $81 billion in the first six months of 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Large-scale repatriations by US multinationals following tax reforms under President Donald Trump meant total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the R(...)

President Michael D Higgins next to UN Conference on Trade and Development Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi in Geneva. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has criticised the “arrogant assumption” that economic expansion can be perpetual and sustainable, and called instead for (...)

President Michael D Higgins’s  keynote address will open the 10th debt management meeting of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), being held in Geneva  until Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

President Michael D Higgins is to deliver the opening address this morning at a United Nations conference on debt and sustainable development issues i(...)

The situation in Gaza has been exacerbated by three Israeli military operations in the past six years and nearly a decade-long economic blockade.  Photograph: Tomas Munita/The New York Times

The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of a gruelling Israeli blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, (...)

Today’s Le Monde reports Yahoo!’s move under the frontpage headline “The internet giants play with tax.”

In a move that is likely to heighten tension between French authorities and the internet giants, Yahoo! has announced that it is transferring its cont(...)

Beginning last year, agents of various finance and investment houses began knocking on the door of the Department of Finance. Something was looming in(...)