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Mapping coronavirus: South Koreans turn to online tracking as cases surge

Mapping coronavirus: South Koreans turn to online tracking as cases surge

Published 24/02/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - As the new coronavirus spreads in South Korea, private software developers have set up websites and apps to help people track cases [more…]

Astros, Red Sox, Major League Baseball urge dismissal of sign-stealing lawsuit

Astros, Red Sox, Major League Baseball urge dismissal of sign-stealing lawsuit

Published 23/02/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit [more…]

No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos: France

No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos: France

Published 23/02/2020

RIYADH (Reuters) - Failure to reach a global deal on where and how much to tax digital giants such as Google (GOOGL.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) or [more…]

Japan criticizes U.S. digital tax proposal at G20

Japan criticizes U.S. digital tax proposal at G20

Published 23/02/2020

RIYADH (Reuters) - Japanese finance minister Taro Aso criticized on Sunday a U.S. tax reform proposal that he said could undermine global efforts to agree [more…]

Let’s come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 billion boost

Let’s come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 billion boost

Published 22/02/2020

RIYADH (Reuters) - Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive “tax optimization” by global digital giants like Google (GOOGL.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and [more…]

UK digital bank Monzo plans to hire 500 and relaunch paid accounts

UK digital bank Monzo plans to hire 500 and relaunch paid accounts

Published 17/02/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Fast-growing British digital bank Monzo plans to hire up to 500 people and forecasts it will get 5.5 million users this year, [more…]

Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax on online sellers

Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax on online sellers

Published 16/02/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart are among online retailers demanding that India scale back a proposed tax on third-party sellers on their [more…]

Factbox: Indonesia’s parliament debates sweeping new tax bill

Factbox: Indonesia’s parliament debates sweeping new tax bill

Published 10/02/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s parliament will soon begin debating a sweeping new bill that proposes corporate tax cuts and seeks to make internet giants pay [more…]

OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakh cosmodrome in global internet push

OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakh cosmodrome in global internet push

Published 07/02/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The UK firm OneWeb launched 34 satellites from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on Friday as part of its effort to provide [more…]

Financial market website Zero Hedge knocked off Twitter over coronavirus story

Financial market website Zero Hedge knocked off Twitter over coronavirus story

Published 03/02/2020

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc has banned financial market website Zero Hedge from the social media platform after it published an article linking a Chinese scientist [more…]