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Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): the OECD’s report suggests global FDI increased by 25 per cent to $1.7 trillion in 2015. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign direct investment (FDI) among top industrial countries almost doubled last year with large inflows recorded in Ireland, the Netherlands, Switz(...)

The deal will cover up to 500,000 cars. Photograph: Reuters

US Volkswagen drivers with manipulated diesel engines will be offered compensation and the option of having their car fixed or bought back by the Germ(...)

File photograph of US President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II during a state banquet in Buckingham Palace in 2011. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

US President Barack Obama flies to London on Thursday with a mission: to persuade wavering British voters not to ditch membership of the European Uni(...)

Hillary  Clinton’s support of the Panama trade deal, which Bernie  Sanders (above) challenged in the US senate, was one reason why she should not be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, he said. Photograph: Mark Makela/The New York Times

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has tied Hillary Clinton to the Panama Papers, claiming that her past support of the Panama free tra(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

Last July Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million cars and trucks in the US equipped with radios that were vulnerable to hacking. Wired magazine published a story about software programmers who were able to take over a Jeep Cherokee being driven on a Missouri highway. The two hackers, Charlie Miller (above) and Chris Valasek, allowed journalist Andy Greenburg to drive the Cherokee before remotely turning on the windscreen washers and wipers, cranking up the sound system, shutting off the engine on a highway, taking control of the steering wheel and disabling the brakes. Photograph: Bill O’Leary/Washington Post via Getty Images

Hacking cars may seem a distant threat right now, but a dangerous “Hindenberg moment” could be nearing, due to the advent of autonomous cars, two rese(...)

Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook: the pair killed 14 people and injured 22 in San Bernardino, California last December. The FBI says it has accessed Farook’s phone with the help of a third party.

The US government’s decision to drop its court fight against Apple over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook has ended a six-week(...)

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange. European trading has been affect by the attack in Belgium. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Tuesday with travel and leisure stocks leading the market lower after attacks at Brussels airport and in the city’s metro sys(...)

A boy passes a mural in Yemen: Fulfilling a commitment made by President Barack Obama in 2013, the US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty

The US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009 in an effort to increa(...)

  Austrian Max Schrems  before  the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in   October 2015,  which led to the dismantling of the Safe Harbour agreement  which let companies  self-certify that they provided European-level privacy safeguards to European data held in the US.  Photograph:   Julien Warnand/EPA

Will Privacy Shield – the proposed replacement for the disgraced Safe Harbour data exchange principles – be a runner? Businesses on both sides of the (...)

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