All posts tagged "UK"
HSBC to Keep HQ in London, Decides Against Move to Asia
LONDON – Britain’s biggest bank is staying put. HSBC Holdings plc said it will keep its headquarters in London, ending a 10-month process in which one of the world’s largest financial companies considered moving to Hong Kong...
- Posted February 15, 2016
Head of Google in Europe Grilled by UK Tax Authorities
LONDON – A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google’s president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes. The hearing Thursday comes amid public anger over a...
- Posted February 11, 2016
EU Chief Releases Proposals to Keep Britain in EU
BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday unveiled proposals that he hopes will keep Britain in the 28-nation European Union. The draft deal was made public in a letter to EU leaders. It must be...
- Posted February 2, 2016
Cameron, Tusk Fail to Strike Deal on British Reform Demands
LONDON – European Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister David Cameron failed Sunday to strike a deal aimed at keeping the U.K. in the EU – but agreed to more talks for another day. Both...
- Posted January 31, 2016
6 Brokers Cleared of Market Rate-Rigging in UK
LONDON – A British court on Thursday cleared six brokers of trying to fix the benchmark interest rate known as Libor, the London interbank offered rate. The six men had been accused of helping convicted banker Tom...
- Posted January 28, 2016
Google to Pay $140 Million in Back Taxes in Britain
SAN FRANCISCO – Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into...
- Posted January 23, 2016
UK Lawmakers Slam Trump, but Most Oppose Banning Him
LONDON – Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in Britain’s Parliament. But a debate among lawmakers on calls to ban Trump from the country revealed little appetite to close Britain’s doors to the provocative Republican U.S. presidential...
- Posted January 18, 2016
Internet Firms Warn UK Against ‘Dangerous’ Changes to Law
LONDON – Major U.S. Internet companies have urged the British government to reconsider a plan to make telecommunications firms help spies hack into computers and phones. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill would require telecoms companies to keep...
- Posted January 7, 2016