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The European Union wants to overhaul a fragmented, outdated tax code that favors digital operators.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

Google office in London


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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8721101a)This, photo shows the Google mobile phone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


Google Advertising Revenue Jumps 16%

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

clock July 24, 2017Kali Hays

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


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.

clock June 27, 2017Kali Hays

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.

clock December 21, 2016John Zarocostas



Inditex Tax Structure Attacked in Brussels

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

clock December 8, 2016Robert Williams


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

Britain’s Verdict Retail has published figures for June.

clock July 20, 2016Samantha Conti

Oxford Street, London


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

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

clock July 15, 2016Samantha Conti

London city view


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.

clock June 29, 2016Casey Hall

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Government and Trade

U.S. Senators Urge EU Not to Grant China Market Economy Status

Senators dispute whether there is a looming deadline for WTO members to treat China as a market economy.

clock June 2, 2016Kristi Ellis

Fibers made from used jeans.


EU Trash-2-Cash Project Aims at Recycling Textile Waste

More than 3 million tons of textiles are thrown away in the EU every year, a growing problem that Trash-2-Cash aims to solve.

clock May 17, 2016Arthur Friedman

A cargo ship.

Government and Trade

U.S., EU Remain Committed to Completing T-TIP This Year

U.S., EU negotiators cite progress in talks on tariff elimination, regulatory harmony and customs and trade facilitation.

clock April 29, 2016Kristi Ellis

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