Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish after markets soared last week. Photograph: Reuters

Markets soared last week after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish, performing a policy U-turn that had analysts everywhere(...)

Tax haven: Yanis Varoufakis says Ireland is a freerider piggybacking on the rest of the world. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/AFP/Getty

If some malicious fairy cursed us to have to speak only the truth, we would be forced to admit that our most precious national symbol is not the Trico(...)

Dublin’s IFSC. A new study estimates that foreign multinationals shifted $106 billion   of corporate profits to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ireland is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationals to shelter profits, according to a new study by economists from the United Stat(...)

The last couple of years have seen a growing revolt against the negative consequence  of globalisation by populist movements of the right and left in Europe and the US.

The debate over Apple’s taxation liabilities in Ireland must be put in a worldwide context of growing social inequality and the revolt against it, if (...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

With ‘The Hidden Wealth of Nations’, Gabriel Zucman, is positioning himself as this year’s Thomas Piketty  (pictured). (Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Look out, Thomas Piketty. Here comes Gabriel Zucman. With a slim new book that has the feel of Piketty’s bestselling “Capital in the 21st Centu(...)