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.

Politics

Scottish oil jobs drowning in the North Sea

Plummeting prices and high taxes are creating a crisis for the offshore oil and gas industry on the North Sea.

Scottish oil jobs drowning in the North Sea

Business & Economy

Snap poll likely as Japan hit by recession

Dismal results expected to prompt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call a snap election in world's third largest economy.

Snap poll likely as Japan hit by recession

Politics

India hunts for 'black money' kept abroad

Supreme Court orders investigators to probe more than 600 foreign bank accounts over suspected tax evasion.

Politics

Protests held in Hungary against internet tax

Protesters march for second time in three days against tax which they believe is an attempt to restrict freedoms.

Business & Economy

Internet-tax proposal angers Hungarians

Rally in Budapest opposes government's plan for levy on data use that would be the first tax of its kind in the world.