How the French rose up against a huge Amazon logistics centre

‘We won’t back down’: protesters express concern over pollution and protected speciesFor Gilles Renevier, a vet from a village south-east of Lyon, fighting Amazon’s plans to build a vast logistics centre in his area was “common sense”.The US firm was d…

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IMF chief joins calls for big tech firms to pay more tax

Christine Lagarde says governments must address corporation taxation concernsThe managing director of the International Monetary Fund has joined the growing clamour to further tax tech firms Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of a wider review of “out…

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As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay

An unlikely hero – the Investment Association – is wading into pension inequality with a simple, compelling propositionWhen the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin reluctantly agreed, in the wake of the bank’s collapse and nationalisation, …

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Big firms lying about female and minority directors, says top business chief

Exclusive: Charlotte Valeur says she will call for new laws if FTSE 350 firms don’t improve diversityThe new chair of one of the UK’s most influential business groups has accused Britain’s biggest companies of lying when they say they cannot find enoug…

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