OECD could persuade UK to drop digital tax – and thereby avoid US threats | Nils Pratley

Joining France in delaying tax would be a manifesto U-turn by Javid, but not a screeching oneHere’s a ladder, Mr Javid, would you like to climb down? That was not, obviously, how the head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development pi…

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EasyJet’s grab of Thomas Cook spoils won’t be flying too high | Nils Pratley

Since it’s only adding 3% capacity in 2020, airline seems hardly engaged in post-bust market grabYou had to travel a long way down easyJet’s bullish trading update to find the main reason for the “positive momentum” in the business, but eventually it a…

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Let’s hope the no state aid to Flybe is true and stays true | Nils Pratley

The rescue deal could prove a pragmatic fudge, as long as it does underwrites the ownersThe least surprising development in the Flybe saga was Willie Walsh throwing a tantrum. The rescue of the struggling regional airline is “a blatant misuse of public…

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BlackRock now needs to use its voting clout to fuel sustainable investing

It’s good news the world’s largest asset manager aims to change how it invests but actions will speak louder than wordsBlackRock’s conversion to sustainable investing comes late in the day and may have been motivated, in part, by founder and chief exec…

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Amid the fury and bombast, Ghosn’s case deserves proper examination

The former Renault-Nissan boss’s account of why he fled Japan will – and should – provoke sympathyCarlos Ghosn, live from Lebanon, put on an entertaining show. There was bombast, arm-waving and undisguised fury. “My unimaginable ordeal is the result of…

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