Central banks are desperately trying to control the markets – and some are finding it difficult. But not the US Federal Reserve. John Stepek explains why the Fed has the easiest job in central banking.
Fewer babies are being born and the elderly are living longer. That’s a demographic time bomb for economies, but smart investors can profit from the trend, says Jonathan Compton.
The leak of millions of documents from a Panama law firm has propelled the world of offshore investments into the headlines. What’s the fuss about? Simon Wilson reports.
The British Virgin Islands have borne the brunt of the public’s rage over tax havens. Is it time we got rid of them? Chris Carter investigates.
The country’s most high-profile politicians have been falling over themselves to show off their earnings and the amount of tax they paid. Here’s who got what.
David Cameron’s dilemma over the Panama Papers is a symptom of our flawed tax regime. But it’s what we’re stuck with, says John Stepek. And it’s going to get worse.
Already charged with corruption in Brazil, the Panama Papers is just the latest scandal to implicate Brazilian billionaire banker Joseph Safra.
Icelandic prime minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has been the biggest casualty so far of the Panama Papers scandal, says Matthew Partridge.
Don’t expect a simpler, more transparent tax system anytime soon, says John Stepek. Thankfully, there still remains plenty of scope for sensible tax planning.
The Panama Papers scandal will lead to governments cracking down on tax evasion by multinational corporations. But it could be good news for smaller companies, says John Stepek.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks to smaller companies expert Gervais Williams about why sluggish market growth means now is the time to tuck away some cheap micro-caps in your portfolio.