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The commission accuses Google of abusing its market dominance by preinstalling apps on the Android devices it sells in Europe, while also preloading Google Search as the default search engine in some cases. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Wednesday’s decision by the European Commission to charge Google with abusing the dominance of its Android operating system marks the latest attempt b(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble (left) and Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan (right) shake hands across Chinese finance minister Lou Jiwei at the G20 Finance Ministers and Bank Governors gathering at the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has ruled out debt relief for Greece, rebuffing a key demand of the International Monetary Fund even as he w(...)

Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, and Brent Saunders, president and chief executive officer of Allergan. This week’s announcement was seen as being directed particularly at the Pfizer-Allergan deal. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

As Pfizer and Allergan bowed to the inevitable and dropped their plan for a $160 billion (€140.6bn) deal that would have seen America’s largest pharm(...)

US treasury secretary Jack Lew said  the new restrictions would “further rein in inversions and reduce the ability of companies to avoid taxes”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US government has taken steps to crack down further on tax-avoiding corporate “inversion” deals involving American corporations merging with overs(...)

US Treasury secretary Jack Lew. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Tensions between Washington and Brussels over the EU’s clampdown on the tax practices of US multinationals are intensifying, with the US Treasury warn(...)

The  room in Shanghai where this weekend’s G20 meeting will be held. Photograph: AP

Worries about Chinese economic growth and its impact on the world economy will be on everybody’s minds as finance ministers and central bankers from t(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term, setting in train her unopposed re-appointment. M(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: despite inquiries into Apple, Amazon.com, McDonald’s and Starbucks, Ms Vestager insists she is not focusing just on American companies. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A senior US tax official accused the European Union of unfairly targeting American companies in its crackdown on fiscal deals that has embroiled firms(...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Fine Gael has decided to use the Conservative’s recent campaign theme “Keep the Recovery Going” as its main slogan for next month’s election. The phra(...)

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