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Olympus paid $2 billion (£1.3 billion) for Gyrus and ran up the world’s biggest takeover advisory fee

Here's a solution: It's time for a global companies to pay a Global Profit Tax

The cascade of revelations in recent months showing multinational companies doing a huge amount of business here and yet paying virtually no corporation tax has provoked widespread public demands for something to be done. But people tend to be rather hazier on what that "something" should be.

Osborne has paid lip service to tackling tax havens, but when will the hard work actually start?

Ten of the world’s tax havens are UK-linked territories - the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. The clue is in the names.

The Cayman Islands in the Caribbean has a reputation as a tax haven

Truth and lies in the Cayman Islands: Tax haven’s former police chief calls for corruption inquiry documents to be released

For the career diplomat nearing retirement, there are worse postings than the Cayman Islands.

'Barely fit for human habitation': Shocking standards at Cayman Islands jails revealed in new report

Jails run in the name of Her Majesty's Prison Service on the Cayman Islands are “barely fit for human habitation”, UK inspectors have found.

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The Cayman Islands: A place that has sold its soul to finance, but where nothing much tends to happen

The Cayman Islands is a curious place. More than most islands it is insular and inward looking. Proud, but a little defensively so.

EADS inquiry into Saudi bribe claims

EADS has launched an external, group-wide investigation into its anti-corruption practices as the European aerospace company admitted for the first time that it had failed to react quickly enough to a whistleblower's claim that its UK unit paid bribes to secure contracts in Saudi Arabia.

A view of Old Trafford

Manchester United fans demand full flotation of club by Glazer family

The Manchester United Supporters Trust have called on the Glazer family to launch a full flotation of the Old Trafford outfit, amid reports that their planned initial public offering (IPO) launch in New York has been shelved.

Mitt Romney so far has only released tax returns for 2010

Romney booed for attack on Obama at black rally

Mitt Romney received a rough reception from members of the NAACP, the country's oldest black civil rights organisation, yesterday, which erupted into boos and shouts of disapproval when he said he meant to overturn Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.

Mitt Romney so far has only released tax returns for 2010

Where's Mitt Romney's money? The offshore search is on

Obama's team has seized on Romney's apparent failure to fully disclose his holdings

Anthony Hilton: NYSE chief’s clouded view of transparency

Americans don't do irony, which is a pity because on Thursday Duncan Niederaurer, the personable head of NYSE Euronext, the parent organisation of the New York Stock Exchange, delivered a blast against the automatic trading platforms that are pinching so much of the business of the established stock exchanges.

Simon English: Investors will get few kicks from Man Utd float

Outlook Other than to acquire a certificate to frame and stick on the wall (or perhaps the dartboard, according to allegiance), why would anyone buy shares in Manchester United?

Lord Blencathra has lobbied on behalf of the Cayman Islands

Watchdog set to investigate Lord Blencathra over lobbying for Cayman Islands

Peer's paid role for tax haven may have broken parliamentary regulations

Leading article: Lords should not be lobbyists

The House of Lords has its defenders, despite being unelected and despite membership being for life. Its ranks include business leaders, scientists, medical professionals, civil servants, judges, military officers and others who might be put off running for elected office, but bring in a rich experience of life outside politics. They are not paid a salary, though they receive generous attendance allowances, so it is accepted that some will have paid outside employment.

The Cayman Islands is one of the few places in the world where there are more registered businesses than people

Tory Lord lobbies for tax haven as he helps write its laws in London

A former Conservative minister with close links to the Government is sitting as a peer in the House of Lords while simultaneously lobbying on behalf of a Caribbean tax haven.

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