Olympus paid $2 billion (£1.3 billion) for Gyrus and ran up the world’s biggest takeover advisory fee
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Sunday 19 May 2013
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.
Friday 10 May 2013
Ten of the world’s tax havens are UK-linked territories - the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. The clue is in the names.
Truth and lies in the Cayman Islands: Tax haven’s former police chief calls for corruption inquiry documents to be released
Thursday 18 April 2013
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
Tuesday 05 February 2013
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.
Saturday 29 December 2012
1. Birds: written by Eric Partridge; written by Stephen Crane; built by Christopher Wren; performed by Lieutenant Pidgeon.
The Cayman Islands: A place that has sold its soul to finance, but where nothing much tends to happen
Saturday 15 December 2012
The Cayman Islands is a curious place. More than most islands it is insular and inward looking. Proud, but a little defensively so.
Friday 16 November 2012
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.
Thursday 26 July 2012
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.
Thursday 12 July 2012
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.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Obama's team has seized on Romney's apparent failure to fully disclose his holdings
Saturday 07 July 2012
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.
Thursday 05 July 2012
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?
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Peer's paid role for tax haven may have broken parliamentary regulations
Wednesday 18 April 2012
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.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
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.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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