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France’s president  Emmanuel Macron used the world’s biggest stage to press the case for EU tax harmonisation, singling out Ireland as a country that woos overseas firms through an ultra-competitive tax regime. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Europe, for so long the sick man at the annual global elite gathering at Davos, has finally got its mojo back. On the eve of the four-day conference (...)

US president Donald Trump: told the World Economic Forum  in Davos that “America is open for business”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump told the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual conference in Davos on Friday that his “America First” agenda does not mean “Amer(...)

Davos: home to 3,000 delegates and journalists for four days. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For global business and political leaders gathered for the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, the hassle of getting to Europe’s highes(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Davos. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rejected claims at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that the Republic was driving a tax “race to the b(...)

Leo Varadkar in Davos on Thursday: “America made itself great by trading and accepting migrants from all over the world.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar signalled on Thursday that a rejuvenated Franco-German alliance would face opposition if decisions on the future of the Europea(...)

George Soros was speaking in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

George Soros said Facebook and Google are almost monopolies and have purposely fostered addiction among users. “They deliberately engineer addiction (...)

US president Donald Trump meets with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in Davos. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Theresa May and Donald Trump did their best to put on a united front at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the first meeting of the two leaders sinc(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: strongest attack yet on the Trump administration. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, took a swipe at the Trump administration for talking down the dollar, accusing it of floutin(...)

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has been critical of the State’s corporate tax regime.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe insisted at the World Economic Forum annual conference in Davos on Thursday that Ireland has no intention of bein(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a television interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he doesn’t think that there is a bubble in the Dublin commercial property market. Mr Varadkar was responding to (...)

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