Three things to look out for at this weekend’s G20 summit

MADRID | By Sean DuffyThis weekend´s  G20 summit in Brisbane takes place against the backdrop of growing economic uncertainty. With the Eurozone on the verge of deflation, leaders are likely to focus on the ECB´s next move, as the world –and financials– await some tangible prospect of growth outlook. Corporate taxation –brought on the table again after the Luxleaks scandal– and climate change also likely to feature, despite the claims of host Australia


Luxleaks: the hunter becomes the hunted

MADRID | By Ana Fuentes | Not an easy week for Jean-Claude Juncker. As the new head of the European Commission he is in charge of fighting flaws in corporate taxation in Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. And yet, he now has to explain how 340 multinationals avoided or potentially avoided millions of euros in tax thanks to signing secret sweet deals with Luxembourg during the 18 years he was the president of this country. The Luxleaks, revealed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) investigation, points to outrageous tax avoidance schemes… which are completely legal.