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Aug 30, 2016

Battle Heats Up Over Who Can Regulate Tax on International Companies

In a decision that again pits the United States against the European Union in that ongoing battle over which entity can primarily tax international business, Margrethe Vestager, the European Union commissioner for competition, ordered Ireland on Tuesday to claw back billions from Apple over illegal tax breaks. » Read More

Oct 16, 2015

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice Declared as “Invalid” the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as it applies to the “Adequacy Standard”

In October, 1998, the European Commission put into effect its Directive on Data Protection, intended to prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-EU countries that do not meet the EU “adequacy standard” for the protection of personal data.  The EU’s approach from inception has been different than that of the US for the protection of personal information. » Read More

Jul 23, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #103

In this week’s REWIND of international business news,

Financial Times to be sold by Parent company: Pearson Plc.

Pearson Plc. is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group – owner of the Financial Times newspaper and a stake in the Economist magazine.» Read More

Nov 08, 2013

REWIND: International Business News #84

This week in international business news, we look at allegations of SEC violations by the subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Spain’s economic outlook, and Lenovo growth plan into new markets.

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Aug 16, 2013

REWIND: International Business News #77

This week’s REWIND in international business news looks at EU allegations that China is imposing illegal duties on import of steel pipes, a U.S. company in court fight over competition concerns in Germany, and Brazilian bank faced with demand for back taxes for a 2008 merger.» Read More