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Tom Bergin

Leeds owner calls for creation of Premier League 2

10 Oct 2018

LONDON Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has proposed the creation of a new second tier in English football to boost revenues for teams outside the Premier League.

How U.S. tax reform rewards companies that shift profit to tax havens

18 Jun 2018

The corporate tax cut passed by U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans that was in part designed to help dissuade U.S. companies from moving profits overseas may instead make the practice a lot more rewarding.

Software and stealth: how carmakers hike spare parts prices

03 Jun 2018

LONDON/PARIS Carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot have boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated pricing software, according to sales presentations prepared by the software vendor, Accenture, and other documents filed in a court case.

Malaysian central bank says foiled attempted cyber-heist

29 Mar 2018

KUALA LUMPUR/LONDON Malaysia's central bank said on Thursday it was the victim of a cyber attack in which hackers sought to steal money using fraudulent wire transfers, the latest in a series of electronic heists at financial institutions around the world.

How a data mining giant got me wrong

29 Mar 2018

LONDON I'm 57, with a 30-year-old wife, a fairly new hot water boiler, an old-style television, a petrol car and no kids. | Video

Grenfell builder Rydon's profit soars despite deadly fire

08 Mar 2018

LONDON, March 8 Rydon Group, the company responsible for the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower in London where at least 71 people died in a fire last June, said its profits jumped 50 percent to 19 million pounds last year, helped by an increase in sales.

U.S. tax bill provision likely to spark EU trade dispute - legal experts

21 Dec 2017

LONDON The sweeping tax bill awaiting President Donald Trump's signature includes a tax break for U.S. exporters that appears to contravene World Trade Organization rules and is likely to spark a major trade dispute with Europe, legal experts said.

After UK's Grenfell Tower fire deaths review calls for ‘culture change’

18 Dec 2017

LONDON An interim review into UK building regulations commissioned after the Grenfell Tower social housing block fire in London which killed 71 people in June, has called for a "culture change" in respect to fire safety.

Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds

13 Dec 2017

LONDON Some building companies that installed dangerous cladding on social housing blocks across Britain are now winning new contracts following the Grenfell Tower blaze to remove their original work and install panels that can pass safety tests, a Reuters review shows. | Video

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Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for clues in a case that is straining Riyadh's alliance with Western powers.