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London still reigns among IFCs... but for how long?

London has long been first choice in Europe for financial services firms to headquarter. Since the Brexit vote, however, global banks are choosing to relocate some or all of their operations to centres such as Dublin and Frankfurt – so where does this leave the UK capital? 

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EU sues Ireland over €13bn Apple payment

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gets tough over Ireland’s perceived tardiness in reclaiming funds owed by Apple.

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The moment of truth arrives for Nafta negotiations

Negotiations are under way regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the US, Canada and Mexico are being forced to take a hard look at their relative bargaining positions. Philippa Maister reports.

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The US under Trump: worth the risk?

The shockwaves caused by Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections are still being felt on a global scale, with foreign investors now having to reconsider the country’s risk profile. Philippa Maister assesses the situation.

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Will Apple windfall be sliced among EU countries?

While Ireland and Apple are appealing a European Commission ruling that their tax arrangements amounted to selective treatment, other European countries are hoping for a share in the recovered €13bn if the decision is upheld. Philippa Maister reports.

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The Investment Plan for Europe: one year on

The EU's ambitious Investment Plan for Europe launched in mid-2015 and has already notched up some notable successes. Philippa Maister assesses its progress so far.

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TPP: what now?

If US president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the remaining interested parties will have some tough choices to make.

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Professor casts doubts on benefits of FDI for developing countries

A US professor has questioned whether FDI is always a benefit to developing countries given that companies can use sophisticated techniques to remove their profits or avoid tax. Philippa Maister reports.

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Ireland refuses to crumble over Apple

Ireland is appealing the EC’s ruling that it should recover €13bn in tax from Apple. 

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Has the US's EB-5 visa programme served its purpose?

The EB-5 visa programme has proven successful at drawing investors into the US but has many critics, who claim that it risks fraud and the benefits are unequal. A reform is in the offing, but, as Philippa Maister discovers, there is little consensus on what form it should take.

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