Steve Conley got the call early on Nov. 5. A natural gas storage well was leaking methane into the air at Aliso Canyon, near a Los Angeles suburb, and no one knew just how bad it was—could he get...
Perhaps what's most interesting about the government's planned new Diverted Profits Tax, AKA the "Google" tax, is how much noise and debate it has generated, for precious little potential revenue. The Treasury estimates it will raise £360m a year by...
Peter MacLeod Published on Sun Aug 16 2015 Here's a good news story for anyone exhausted at the prospect of our federal election and curious about the health of Canadian democracy. You might never know it watching the endless...
Labor senator Sam Dastyari has warned there is something "fundamentally wrong and rotten" with Australia's entire political system, claiming there are 10 huge companies with so much power and influence they have killed proper democratic process at the federal...
Amost overnight, Ding Ning and Zhang Min struck it rich with the hot new thing in Chinese finance. In 18 short months, they transformed an old-line industrial company into an Internet phenomenon through the seeming magic of peer-to-peer lending.  It...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's top prosecutor said Saturday he will cooperate with Swiss authorities, whose investigation into an indebted Malaysian state investment fund indicated that $4 billion may have been misappropriated from Malaysian state-owned companies. Switzerland's top prosecutor said...
Google’s £130m tax deal with the UK reveals the need for a radical overhaul of the international tax system, according to Britain’s leading authority on tax and spending. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said governments should consider going back...
The World Economic Forum (WEF) published an analysis today on the technological and sociological drivers of employment. The report, titled The Future of Jobs, validates the accelerating impact of technology on global employment trends, and also highlights serious concerns that...
George Soros is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management. Billionaire investor says he shorted the S&P 500 index The Federal Reserve could cut interest...
A mooted succession plan in Bronwyn Bishop’s Sydney seat has been denounced by local Liberal party members as “North Korean nepotism”. Damien Jones, a former chief of staff to Bishop and a key figure in the “choppergate” scandal, has long...
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