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FD Checkpoint by Bill McConkey

Opinion

The internet must remain borderless

The internet must remain borderless and not under the control of any one country, government or organisation

30 Jan 2013

FD wine glasses by Bill McConkey

Opinion

Economic sentiment is a matter of perspective

Talking the economy up has become more fashionable, but pessimism comes easier than optimism

30 Jan 2013

News

EU and UK audit reforms hit by delays

Competition Commission postpones provisional findings until February while European reforms beset by political wrangling

23 Jan 2013

News

Jaguar Land Rover CFO voices UK-EU concern

Kenneth Gregor cautions against "barriers" that would arise if the UK is "set aside from Europe

23 Jan 2013

Blog

City celebrates, but fiscal cliff deal far from conclusive

Markets start the year with an appetite for risk but there are still major obstacles ahead, writes Global Reach Partners’ Torrie Callander

16 Jan 2013

News

IT companies underpaid tax by £800m, says Tory MP

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke accuses IT companies of underpaying their corporation tax

08 Jan 2013

News

Goverment publishes much-anticipated GAAR

Draft 2013 Finance Bill includes amendments to long-awaited legislation for the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

12 Dec 2012

Analysis

AS2012: Early Christmas present for business as CT cut

UK businesses were handed a welcome early Christmas present after the chancellor announced an unexpected 1% cut to corporation tax in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

News

Chancellor to scrap Carbon Reduction Commitment

Osborne expected to replace a controversial environmental tax and reporting system with something less complex

03 Dec 2012

News

Osborne told to keep hands off pension tax

NAPF warns against cutting the maximum amount of annual pension contribution that is exempt from tax

03 Dec 2012

News

Osborne unlikely to turn tax upside-down in Autumn Statement

Tax avoidance will be high up George Osborne's agenda, with the incoming general anti-abuse rule expected to be unveiled

24 Nov 2012

Blog

How the US election will affect the risk-on/risk-off trade?

The upcoming election will set the tone to demonstrate if risk-off trading

29 Oct 2012

Opinion

Next US president faces a fiscal cliffhanger

The ‘fiscal cliff’ dilemma faced by the next US president is not dissimilar to that facing George Osborne

25 Oct 2012

Opinion

Fiscal risks will worsen after US November election

After the presidential election, policy makers will have to face unpalatable choices, and the markets must adapt to new risks

23 Oct 2012

Opinion

Mario Draghi’s “big bazooka” remains to be tested

It is premature to assume that the ECB’s new weapon would prove to be the long-awaited “big bazooka” needed to save the euro

25 Sep 2012

Opinion

Draghi brings out the big guns

ECB president Mario Draghi has done what the politicians should have done to shore up the eurozone

25 Sep 2012

Opinion

Deceptive calm masks depth of problems in eurozone

Hard-line countries are determined to avoid the moral hazard of extending blank cheques to those that are repeatedly over-spending and borrowing

30 Aug 2012

Opinion

Osborne should stick to his guns on austerity meausres

The government’s twin objectives of growth and deficit reduction look to be in tatters, but it should stay the course

30 Aug 2012

News

ONS revises GDP figures upwards

Revised data from the ONS reveal that GDP fell by 0.5% during the quarter, compared to the 0.7% it announced last month

24 Aug 2012

Opinion

Future of the eurozone: what it means for business

Every business stands to feel the impact of a eurozone break-up, from small enterprises to large multi-nationals, writes Tony Virdi

12 Jul 2012

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Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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