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Corporate tax evasion: off the menu?

Popular among Silicon Valley tech companies, a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' isn't something that you can eat, although as Richard Eskow at The Huffington Post notes, 'it can be used to deprive government of the funds needed to feed the poor'. Employed by certain large corporations, this 'innovative' tax avoidance technique involves using a combination of Irish and Dutch subsidiary companies to shift profits to low- or no-tax jurisdictions.

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With consumer markets in many developing countries across Africa, Asia and South America continuing to experience robust rates of growth, multinational FMCG companies are working hard to develop their brands and overall presence within these auspicious markets. Success is essential not only to increase, but also to defend, their existing stakes in the global marketplace. Georgina Cutler explores the various strategies implemented by the global FMCG conglomerates in the battle for the emergent markets.

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An Ascendant Archipelago

The Philippines has flourished since the turn of the decade, reporting strong growth figures that position it as among the most compelling locations in Asia to conduct business. However, as Tony White discovers, this tremendous potential is offset by flagging infrastructural spending – yet, should these challenges be overcome, The Philippines represents an inviting business destination to multinationals, as well as the custodian of its own success in the years ahead.

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A Revolution in the Making

Conventional perceptions of the Internet, communication and data processing are today being redefined by the ‘Internet of Things’ – a concept that is not only shifting the paradigm of the World Wide Web itself, but is also ushering in an industrial revolution on an entirely new scale.

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Latest News

24/11/2014 / 

SAP delivers new business applications for Internet of Things

SAP SE has announced three new SAP solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including the SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution, SAP Connected Logistics software and the SAP Manufacturing Execution application. The new SAP solutions for the IoT are envisioned to leverage SAP HANA Cloud Platform for application enablement and advanced capabilities such as in-memory computing, predictive analytics and complex event processing. As part of its continued commitment to enable innovation in this space, SAP has announced the addition of 500 incremental dedicated developers to support various IoT initiatives.

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21/11/2014 / 

Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize 2014

This year’s winner of the international Swedish Steel Prize is Belaz from Belarus. The prize was awarded for the company’s innovative and new construction for axle suspension and slewing bearings for the world’s largest dump truck. The new construction takes full advantage of the properties of high-strength steel.

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