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Global Tax Avoidance Crackdown May Damage Earnings

A global crackdown on tax avoidance has spurred multiple multi-national companies to issue warnings that higher payments are set to have a negative impact on their earnings. More than twice the number of U.S. companies alerted investors to the likelihood of higher taxes in their 2015 accounts than in their 2014 accounts, the Financial Times said in reporting an analysis of company filings it had recently conducted.

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The U.S. Economy May Not Support World Growth

Sputtering global growth, fueled by the collapse of commodity prices, China’s economic slowdown, and other factors, has many nations hoping to piggyback on the U.S. economy to bolster their own. However, the U.S. may not have sufficient strength to get the job done. Nations seeking to travel the economic improvement road on the U.S.’ back cite both the shape of ...

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South Korea Shores Up Against Economic Headwinds from the North

Looking out over downtown Seoul and the Han River.

South Korea’s top economic policymaker said Monday the government will strive to bolster exports to minimize negative economic impact from North Korea’s recent rocket launch and nuclear test. Yoo Il-ho suggested that China’s emerging demand economy will catalyze additional export growth, with free trade agreements with China, Vietnam and New Zealand which came online last year driving further trade expansion, ...

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