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Starbucks agrees to pay more UK tax

The UK arm of US coffee chain Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq:SBUX) announced today that it would pay more tax and change its current practice of claiming tax deductions for payments made to sister companies overseas. Responding to criticism of its tax […]

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HMRC non-executive board members have strong links with big business

All four non-executive board members of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have extensive links with big business, leading to wide-ranging calls for HMRC to make its key strategic


Etihad Airways takes over UK frequent flyer programme TopBonus

Etihad Airways PJSC, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, plans to pursue an acquisition of UK's TopBonus Ltd, the frequent flyer programme of Germany-based air carrier


Germany’s Daimler disposes of shares in defence group EADS worth €1.7bn

German carmaker Daimler AG (FRA:DAI) said on Thursday it had completed the sale of 7.5% in European aerospace and defence group

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Renault and Nissan to close a deal to acquire majority stake in Russia’s AvtoVAZ shortly — report

Automotive groups Renault (EPA:RNO) and Nissan (TYO:7201) are expected to ink the agreement next week for its planned USD750m (EUR574.5m) purchase of a majority stake in Russian carmaker

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Barclays agrees disposes of African operations to Absa Group

UK banking group Barclays Plc (LON:BARC) said on Thursday its South African subsidiary Absa Group Limited (PINK:AGRPY)

US Department of Defense Energy uses Telkonet’s EcoSmart technology

Telkonet, Inc. (OTCBB: TKOI) reported an increase in demand of its federally-funded EcoSmart installations at US Department of Defense facilities, including US military bases.

Within the past year, Telkonet

Towerstream COO steps down due to family health matters

Small cell rooftop and 4G tower company Towerstream Corp. (NASDAQ: TWER) said that Mel Yarbrough had resigned his position as chief operating officer effective November 30, 2012. Yarbrough

Qualcomm Labs collaborates to license context awareness solution in Japan

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary Qualcomm Labs, Inc. and Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., Dentsu Inc., and their joint venture, Blogwatcher, are collaborating to license the Gimbal context awareness

Qualcomm Atheros brings ultra-low power near field communication chip for mobile devices

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., introduced a new ultra-low power near field communication solution that will enable mobile devices with contactless communications and data exchange,

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