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Government and Trade

EU Hits Amazon With 250M Euro Tax Bill, Lays Out VAT Reform Agenda

The European Commission wants to close a loophole tech giants like Amazon have been utilizing.

clock October 4, 2017Kali Hays

Chanel Cruise 2018 Show: All the Looks

Legal

Chanel Wants to Put an End to ‘Shanel’ Retailer

The luxury house’s rights to the Chanel name don’t stop at mere spelling.

clock September 29, 2017Kali Hays

Luxottica makes eyewear for brands like Chanel (pictured) but its tie-up with lens-maker Essilor is coming under government scrutiny.

Government and Trade

Luxottica Facing Antitrust Investigation of 46 Billion Euro Essilor Merger

The European Commission said there are “several issues” with the proposed deal.

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Retail Exterior Views Around Av. Des Champs-élysées Paris. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: N/a, 2016. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: n/a, 2016.

Government and Trade

Europe Aiming for Stricter Taxes Against Digital Companies

The European Union wants to overhaul a fragmented, outdated tax code that favors digital operators.

clock September 21, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Google Facing Long, Uncertain Appeal of Record EU Fine

The move maybe be little more than a Hail Mary pass to protect advertising revenue.

clock September 12, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

EU Seeing More Online Shopping, but Cross-Border Challenges Remain

European shoppers are still somewhat wary of e-commerce and retailers may be their biggest obstacle.

clock July 25, 2017Kali Hays

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8721101a)This, photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results, Thursday, April 27, 2017Earns Alphabet, Philadelphia, USA - 26 Apr 2017

Financial

Google Advertising Revenue Jumps 16%

The search engine is still making major inroads in advertising and is looking to keep growing.

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Pierre Moscovici EU commissioner customs

Government and Trade

EU Caught €670M Worth of Counterfeit Goods Last Year

The number of seized items grew and counterfeit beauty products, apparel and accessories made up about half of the value.

clock July 20, 2017Kali Hays

Pedestrian walk past by the Google office in St Pancras in London, Britain, 27 June 2017. The European Commission on 27 June 2017 would fine the Google with 2.4 billion euros for abusing its dominance as a search engine. The company has 90 days to stop its illegal activities or face fines.European Competition Commissioner fines Google 2.4 billion euros for abusing search engine dominance, London, United Kingdom - 27 Jun 2017

Financial

Despite Record €2.4B Fine, Google Seen Pressing On

The fine over Google’s alleged manipulation of comparative pricing results wasn’t enough to send investors fleeing.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May

Government and Trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May Lays Out Brexit Plans

May laid out her initiatives pertaining to Brexit in a speech held in central London.

clock January 17, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Government and Trade

WTO Trade Partners Hail U.S. Economy Amid Concern Over Protectionist Talk

A number of top WTO envoys used the session to voice their apprehensions about growing antitrade sentiment.

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Zara

Retail

Inditex Tax Structure Attacked in Brussels

Green Party deputies called out “aggressive tax avoidance” by the Zara group.

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Financial

U.K. Consumer Confidence Hits 12-Month Low Following Brexit Vote

Britain’s Verdict Retail has published figures for June.

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Oxford Street, London

Financial

Moody’s Unveils Gloomy Forecasts for U.K., EU

The Brexit vote will continue to have a major impact in the coming months.

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Financial

Brexit Impacts Chinese Tourism

Chinese travelers are seen taking advantage of a weak pound in the wake of the Brexit vote to book trips to the United Kingdom, but observers say the trend could be short-lived.

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