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Cyprus rejection sends EU back to the drawing board

If any EU nation comes "cap in hand" for a bailout from the ECB they will met with strict terms and conditions; with consequences for the euro

21 Mar 2013

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Opinion

Juice left in economic policy despite triple-A downgrade

The UK’s rating downgrade is a long way from being Osborne’s 1992 Norman Lamont and the ERM moment

21 Mar 2013

News

Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

Osborne announces series of measures aimed at encouraging growth in SME sector

20 Mar 2013

Opinion

Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Blog

Exporters queue up as QE is put off again

Importers may want to consider their hedging options with a weak Pound - while exporters lord it up

12 Mar 2013

Blog

Sterling hammered in wake of downgrade

The prospect of sterling weakness across the board is, understandably, concerning UK importers

11 Mar 2013

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

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

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Latest Opinion

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

Latest Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

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