It's funny how when finance ministers miss their fiscal targets it's always somebody else's fault. According to Chancellor of the UK Exchequer George Osborne, global economic factors are to blame for his latest failure to bring down the UK's... Read Full Article »
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, first announced the need for deoffshorising the Russian economy back in 2012, declaring that fighting against tax evasion structures that use various offshore jurisdictions would be one... Read Full Article »
When measured against its competitors, the Australian tax system isn't actually that bad. PwC ranks Australia 39th out of 189 countries in terms of how easy it is for a medium-sized company to discharge its tax obligations, which isn't... Read Full Article »
According to the World Trade Organization's definition, "dumping" occurs "when goods are exported at a price less than their normal value, generally meaning they are exported for less than they are sold in the domestic market or third-country... Read Full Article »
It's easy to have a go at Russia this week, and almost everyone is doing it, between its cack-handed attempts to influence Ukrainian affairs and the giant, gilded hostage to fortune represented by the Sochi games which are close to turning... Read Full Article »
Scene: A bar in Casablanca, sometime in the early 21st century.
Dramatis Personae: A senior data analyst from the NSA (we'll call him Edward); a journalist from the Grauniad (we'll call her Rebecca); a spymaster from Moscow (we'll call him Vladimir); and a top official from a four-letter multilateral (we'll call him Angel). Read Full Article »