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Latest items of recent news relevant to Global as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Global: Economic own goal

The desperate need for many countries to generate more tax revenue to fill the holes in state budgets left by the pandemic is blinding them to the economic consequences of imposing a huge extra corporate tax obligation on multinational enterprises (MNE) …

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Global: G7 plan – still a way to go

A brave corporate face has been given to recent moves by major governments around the World to place a much greater tax burden on multinational companies …

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Global: Automation changing direction

What would the world be like without past improvements brought about by technology and new production methods? We are all apt to envisage such improvements as things for the future, but what we forget is that huge inroads have already been made, principally in the last three decades, across the advanced economies, to generate greater wealth – in spite of relatively small changes in population …

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Global: Food prices

Concerns about levels of price inflation are gradually centring on food prices …

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Global: Affective computing

The next invasion into HR is likely to come from an unexpected quarter – the insurance industry …

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Global: Weakest link

Employers, as well as individuals, should be now far more suspicious of seemingly innocent requests that turn into major online “scams” …

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Global: BRICS nations

A recent labour conference was held between the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa …

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Global: Cryptopayrolls

With the growing prospect of inflation and holdings of alternative forms of value by corporations many employers will be tempted to follow Twitter, and Domino Pizza in the Netherlands, by offering employees the opportunity to be paid in cryptocurrency …

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Global: Data breaches

During April 2021, there were hundreds of data breaches Worldwide with those reported in the public domain accounting to over one billion individually breached records …

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Global: The age pay gap

The mean earnings gap between those aged 15-24 who are in the labour market and those aged 25-54 has moved in various directions across the globe during the last twenty years …

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Global: Smart manufacturing shortfall

The report on Gartner’s latest Smart Manufacturing Strategy and Implementation Trends Survey has just been published …

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Global: Taxing wages 2021

The latest report on the amount of household income expropriated through taxation has just been published by the OECD …

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Global: Passport validity (Q2 2021)

The most established measure indicating the power of national passports to give access to other countries without a prior visa is the Henley Index …

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Global: How banks deal with demands?

A number of international banking groups have been feeling the pressure of increased demand for their services and much of this has been most strongly felt by junior staff …

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Global: One billion vaccinations and counting

The global vaccination programme is progressing now at a faster pace, but still only 15% of the World’s population have so far received at least a single shot …

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