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Women’s Boardroom Quotas to Change ‘Corporate Culture’

Women’s Boardroom Quotas to Change ‘Corporate Culture’

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Angela Merkel’s government adopted a bill on December 11 that is set to install quotas for the minimum percentage of women on company boards.   The decision to set a 30% female representation benchmark...

Algeria: Foreign Investment Plans to Boost Energy Output

Algeria: Foreign Investment Plans to Boost Energy Output

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North African nation Algeria announced over the weekend that it will press ahead with its $90 billion investment plan in the nations oil and gas industry. The country is seemingly undeterred by the current...

LAT-AM: Brazil Dominates Top Universities in Latin America

LAT-AM: Brazil Dominates Top Universities in Latin America

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Brazil continues its overall representation claiming half of the top 20 universities in Latin America, although the country lost the top spot to ‘Ponticia Universidad Católica de Chile’, based in Santiago,...

Ebola update: Vaccine Passes First Human Trial

Ebola update: Vaccine Passes First Human Trial

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Positive progress has been made during clinical trials in efforts to stem the virus that has been ravaging West Africa, though it can be months, at best, to stem the outbreak.  Renowned infectious disease...

Calling all HR: Take part in the 2015 Global Mobility Survey

Calling all HR: Take part in the 2015 Global Mobility Survey

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Are you responsible for overseeing your company's Global Mobility programme or have responsibility for transferring your company's employees internationally? If so, take part in the 2015 Global Mobility Survey. [Contributed by Global Mobility]

IRELAND: Special Report: Finance Bill Offers Tax Savings, Enhances Competit...

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Irelands 2014 Finance Bill was published on 23 October 2014.1 The Bill contains important changes to the Special Assignee Relief Programme, extension of the Foreign Earnings Deduction, a one-percentage...

AUSTRALIA: Changes to 457 Visa and Employee Share Scheme Rules Proposed

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On 14 October 2014, the Australian federal government released its National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda the Agenda....

IRELAND: New Joint British-Irish Visa Scheme Announced

IRELAND: New Joint British-Irish Visa Scheme Announced

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The joint British-Irish Visa Scheme was formally launched on 6 October 2014, by Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald together...

UNITED STATES: Relief for Individuals with Interests in Canadian Retirement Plans

UNITED STATES: Relief for Individuals with Interests in Canadian Retirement...

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Eligible U.S. citizens and residents with interests in certain Canadian retirement plans will be treated as automatically making an election, under a...

SPAIN: Significant Reforms Planned for Tax System

SPAIN: Significant Reforms Planned for Tax System

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The Spanish government has put forward a tax reform plan that includes lower income tax rates and changes to the taxation of savings and capital...

VIETNAM: PIT Can Be Calculated from Day of Arrival in Vietnam

VIETNAM: PIT Can Be Calculated from Day of Arrival in Vietnam

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Following the Vietnamese governments instructions to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness, on 25 August 2014, the...

IRELAND: New Law Aims to Attract Workers with Technology Skills

IRELAND: New Law Aims to Attract Workers with Technology Skills

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The President of Ireland signed into law the Employment Permits Amendment Bill 2014 on 27 July 2014, which now becomes the Employment Permits...

UNITED KINGDOM: Short-Term Business Visitor Agreement to Be Updated

UNITED KINGDOM: Short-Term Business Visitor Agreement to Be Updated

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Based on recent discussions between professional bodies and HM Revenue and Customs HMRC, it is understood that there are plans for an updated Appendix...

ITALY: High Court Rules 10% Tax on Bankers Bonuses Is Valid

ITALY: High Court Rules 10% Tax on Bankers Bonuses Is Valid

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The Italian Constitutional Court has ruled that the 10-percent tax on banking bonuses is not contrary to the Italian constitution. The 10-percent levy...

Rental Car Insurance: Why a Little Extra Upfront Can Save You Thousands in the End

Rental Car Insurance: Why a Little Extra Upfront Can Save You Thousands in...

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The decision to purchase insurance through rental car companies has been a long debated topic for travelers. No surprise, when thousands of dollars...

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