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American executives are betting that the president is good for business. Not in the long run MOST American elites believe that the Trump presidency is hurting their country. Foreign-policy mandarins are terrified that security alliances are being wrecked. Fiscal experts...
Google moved 10.7 billion euros ($12 billion) through the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2014, as part of a structure which allows it to earn most of its foreign income tax free. Accounts for Google Netherlands Holdings BV published on Thursday...
It's time for a royal commission into banking regulation Pat McConnell, Macquarie University The handling of recent financial scandals show that regulators are confused about what they do, or should do. And as a result the regulation of the financial system,...
by Jacob Greber AFR Australia's former top statistician and a leading privacy group have slammed the Australian Bureau of Statistics for quietly reinstating a plan defeated a decade ago to retain names and addresses from the 2016 census, opening the door to future...

Paradise Papers

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of the chief fundraiser for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the offshore interests of the queen of England...
CommInsure, one Australia's biggest life insurers with about 4 million policy holders, has been caught out using unscrupulous practices buried in the fine print of their contracts to deny, delay or avoid paying claims. Meet some of the key players...
FTTP 'was and still is the right answer'. Switching from a full-fibre NBN to the Coalition's multi-technology network has been "a colossal mistake", according to NBN Co founding CEO Mike Quigley. Addressing the University of Melbourne's Networked Society Institute last night and...
Amazon’s Alexa turned out to be the holiday guest in millions of homes this year, and that means plenty of people getting to grips with everything their new Echo can do. Although she may be most often seen as...
February 23, 2016 by Michelle Grattan Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the $280 million sale of Australia’s largest dairy farming business to the Chinese-owned Moon Lake Investments. Morrison announced he had agreed to the acquisition of...
Coke has promised 'less sugar', but less is still too much Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems. from www.shutterstock.com Rosemary Stanton, UNSW At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had...