Business & Economy

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

Published by the Tax Justice Network, the list ranks financial systems that contribute to crimes like money laundering.

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

United States

Apple coming back home: Tax break helps create US jobs

After the most recent tax bill, Apple will be paying a lot less in taxes than it used to. Some of that money will be spent back home in the US.

US & Canada

Elderly and poor could be main victims of Trump tax bill

Republicans call the tax bill "entitlement reform", but it will see cuts to social welfare programmes such as Medicare that could impact millions of people.

Human Rights

Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'

UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and rights says proposed tax plan will 'greatly increase' income inequality.

Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'

Tax

EU puts UAE, Bahrain and Tunisia on tax haven blacklist

The three countries were among seventeen that fail to comply with European Union tax standards.

EU puts UAE, Bahrain and Tunisia on tax haven blacklist

US & Canada

US Senate passes major tax cuts bill

Senate Republicans narrowly pass landmark tax plan, dramatically slashing taxes for businesses and the wealthy.

US Senate passes tax cuts bill in victory for Trump

Tax

Senate Republicans 'have votes' to pass US tax bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, projected to add $1 trillion to the US budget deficit, is expected to pass on Friday.

Senate Republicans 'have votes' to pass US tax bill

Tax

What are the 'Paradise Papers' and why should you care?

The leak is a trove of 13.4 million files taken mostly from the offshore law firm, Appleby.

Counting the Cost

Donald Trump's 'voodoo economics'

What's behind US President Trump's reform of the tax system and who will benefit, corporations or the American people?

Middle East

GCC nations look to adopt VAT 'within a year'

Six-nation GCC expected to introduce 5 percent value-added tax at the start of 2018, senior UAE financial official says.

GCC nations look to adopt VAT 'within a year'

Inside Story

Has Ireland given illegal tax incentives to Apple?

The European Commission says the Irish government helped Apple artificially lower its tax bill for more than 20 years.

The Listening Post

Panama Papers: Mammoth leaks and media collaborations

We look at coverage of the scandal and ask whether corporate-owned media have been agenda-driven in their reporting.

Counting the Cost

Panama Papers: Inside the shady world of tax havens

We explore the impact of the Panama Papers and ask how much of the wealth-management industry's work is perfectly legal.

Opinion

The world's inequality countdown

The rich can no longer pretend that their wealth benefits the rest of us - the only thing trickling down is inequality.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima

Head to Head

Inequality: Are the rich cashing in?

Mehdi Hasan challenges former Reagan economic adviser Arthur Laffer on whether slashing taxes helps rich and poor.