Europe is seeing a resurgence of separatist sentiment from Scotland to Catalonia. Reuters European Affairs Editor Paul Taylor says solidarity is splintering as economic crisis prompts some regions to ask whether they would be better off on their own. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]49945350[/yospace_video] Paul Taylor’s story on the rise of European separatism can be read here.
Starbucks consistently describes its UK unit as profitable, but equally consistently avoids UK taxes by declaring a loss. That’s according to a report by Reuters correspondent Tom Bergin, who says the tale illustrates the power that companies have to frustrate tax collectors: [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]49754190[/yospace_video]
Tom Bergin’s full report on Starbucks can be read here.
The failure of the BAE-EADS merger marks the triumph of politics over business logic and there’s little chance the deal can be resurrected, says Breakingviews assistant editor Chris Hughes. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]49482147[/yospace_video]
This week brings an ECB policy decision and U.S. non-farm payrolls, but whatever happens it’s likely to be positive for the euro, says Reuters FX analyst Neal Kimberley. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]49121538[/yospace_video]
Alone among global banks, Standard Chartered keeps posting record earnings. Breakingviews European Banking Columnist George Hay tells us what the bank is doing right, and where the risks lie. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]44470166[/yospace_video]
The world’s billionaires are parking their megayachts in London for the Olympics. Reuters’ Julian Satterthwaite went out with his smartphone to see who’s winning the battle of the big egos.