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Corporate Feud Breaks Out over Tax

General Electric Co. is girding for a showdown with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over a proposed U.S. tax on imports, setting up a battle across industries that could be one of the most fractious in recent corporate history. GE, Dow Chemical Co., Eli Lilly & Co. and about 20 other companies joined …

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BEPS: What You Need to Know Now

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. BEPS actions were finalized about a year ago. Multinational treasury teams should observe the anniversary by analyzing the actions’ …

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Brexit Law Passes First Test

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle with pro-European lawmakers in her Conservative Party after they grudgingly backed her plan to trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March in its first test in Parliament. The House of Commons Wednesday approved by 498 votes to 114 allowing May to …

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Border Tax Could Lead to Global Carnage

Whether or not a border tax proposed by Republican congressional leaders helps U.S. President Donald Trump pay for his Mexico border wall, it would have a radical impact on global trade patterns. Deutsche Bank AG economists Robin Winkler and George Saravelos have calculated the amount of trade with the U.S. that …

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Currency Tensions Worsen

World leaders aren’t taking Donald Trump’s trade barbs lying down. After the U.S. president said Germany and Japan are gaming foreign-exchange markets to win favorable trade terms, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in pushing back and leading a global counter-charge to the accusations. “A …

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Swaps Collateral Rules Risk Splintering Market

Global regulators’ plans for a coordinated start next month to swap-collateral rules are breaking down, with countries taking different approaches to the deadline and traders in the $544 trillion industry scrambling to get ready. The European Union plans to stick to the March 1 start date, and regulators have little …

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Strategies to Reduce Workplace Violence

Once upon a time, employees who were dissatisfied with how management treated them might respond by organizing, filing a grievance, or suing. If they were really frustrated, they might refuse to sign the warning notice or performance appraisal form that was presented to them in protest. Nowadays it is not …

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Top 10 Global Business Risks

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. The Allianz Risk Barometer shows business interruption and cyber incidents are major concerns for businesses this year. Companies worldwide …

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Microsoft Sells $17B in Bonds

Microsoft Corp. found ample demand for its $17 billion bond offering Monday, allowing it to cut borrowing rates on its second multibillion note offering in six months. The tech giant received at least twice as many orders as it had bonds to sell, according to people familiar with the matter, …

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Companies Face Test of Doing Business Under Trump

President Donald Trump vowed to end business as usual in Washington. Global companies are now learning just what that means. What began before his inauguration, with attempts to cajole corporations like Toyota Motor Corp. into keeping jobs in the U.S. with critical tweets, is now escalating into a crucial test …

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