Beware Merger Targets’ Cybersecurity Risks
If the value of a company resides in its customer information, proprietary research, or financial data , it can largely vanish via a cybersecurity breach.
Ireland to Join Apple in EU Tax Ruling Appeal
Dublin is challenging the $14.5 billion judgment as a "seismic" attack on the integrity of its corporate tax system.
Apple Hit With $14B Penalty Over Irish Tax Deal
The European Commission says Ireland improperly allowed Apple to avoid paying taxes on almost all profits from sales in the EU.
EU Moves to Close Profit-Shifting Tax Loophole
The European Parliamentary Research Service has estimated that corporate tax-dodging costs the EU between $54.5 billion and $76.4 billion a year.
Halliburton Pushing to Keep Baker-Hughes Deal Alive
The oilfield services supplier has taken another step to ease the concerns of regulators who fear the merger would be anticompetitive.
EU Finds Belgian ‘Excess Profit’ Tax Break Illegal
The decision requires Belgium to recover about $762 million from at least 35 multinationals that benefited from the tax loophole.
Apple Settles Italian Tax Probe for $350M
Investigators reportedly found a $961 million gap between Apple's sales in Italy over a five-year period and what it paid in tax.
Apple Adds Jobs in Ireland as Tax Ruling Looms
CEO TIm Cook affirms Apple's commitment to Ireland, where the company is expanding its Cork campus to accommodate a growing workforce.
EU Finds Tax Breaks for Starbucks, Fiat Illegal
The unprecedented decisions could spell trouble for other multinationals that have made deals with European governments as part of tax avoidance strategies.
EU Opens Probe of Staples’ Deal for Office Depot
With U.S. regulators close to a decision on the merger, it now faces an in-depth antitrust review by the European Commission.
Google Denies Search Results Anti-Competitive
'We believe that Google increases choice for European consumers and offers valuable opportunities for businesses of all sizes,' says a Google executive.