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Below please find daily updates pertaining to the latest in financial, business, and tax news:

HMRC News

Corporate Finance Manual

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

An introduction to corporate finance legislation covering loan relationships, foreign exchange (FOREX) and derivative contracts...

Form: Double Taxation: UK-France (SI 2009 Number 226) (Form France-Individual)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Use form France-Individual to apply for relief at source or to claim repayment of UK Income Tax....

Employment Status Manual

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

The Employment Status Manual is intended to provide guidance on issues relating to the employment status of individuals....

Company Taxation Manual

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

All aspects of company taxation....

Labour Provider Guidance

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Guidance and information on Labour Provider...

Press release: HMRC highlights a decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

With 2 weeks to go until the 31 January Self Assessment deadline, HMRC recaps the strangest and most imaginative excuses and expense claims received over the past 10 years....

International treaty: Ukraine: tax treaties

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Tax treaties and related documents between the UK and Ukraine....

Notice: Who should register for VAT (VAT Notice 700/1)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

This notice explains when you must register for VAT and how to do it. ...

Detailed guide: Point of Sale VAT Retail Scheme (VAT Notice 727/3)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Find out the general rules for the Point of Sale Retail Scheme, how the scheme works, records you must keep and how to work out your VAT....

Detailed guide: Direct Calculation VAT Retail Schemes (VAT Notice 727/5)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Find out about the Direct Calculation VAT Retail Schemes 1 and 2, how they work and what records you must keep....

ACCA Tax News

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Reuters: Money

Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in... ...

'Green is good.' Is Wall Street's new motto sustainable?

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

If you have gone to Goldman Sachs Group Inc's internet home page since mid-December, it would be reasonable to wonder if you had stumbled into some kind of parallel universe. ...

Activist hedge funds stepped up calls for asset sales and spin-offs in 2019: data

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Hedge funds that push for change at corporations stepped up their demands for asset spin-offs and sales last year, making them part of nearly half of all activist investor campaigns waged in 2019,... ...

ValueAct's Ubben cheers BlackRock's new stance on climate change

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Investor Jeffrey Ubben, already betting there is money to be made from coaxing corporations into being better citizens, gained an ally on Tuesday when BlackRock Inc chief Laurence Fink told companies... ...

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, their divisional commander gave a simple order. All personnel entering... ...

Your money: Avoid divorce money regrets by taking control now

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Emotions -- and expenses -- often run high during a divorce, but people and their bank accounts can bounce back given enough time. A new study from Fidelity Investments, released Tuesday, shows that... ...

Risk of pension meltdown grows due to inaction by U.S. Congress

Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The window is closing on the chance to avert a pension meltdown that will slash the retirement benefits of more than a million U.S. workers. ...

Your Money: Ditch the Resolution - Do a year-end review instead

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

It is hardly a secret that people rarely stick to New Year's resolutions - only about 8% of people actually make it to the finish line with their goals, according to studies from the University of... ...

How risky ETFs won the decade - and why they might not repeat that performance

Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Exchange-traded funds that use leverage to offer double or triple the daily return of benchmark U.S. stock indexes rank among the 10 top-performing funds of the decade, with returns that in some... ...

Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital to shut down after drop in assets

Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management, backed by Blackstone Group and billionaire William Ackman, is shutting down as assets have shriveled after two years of poor returns, sources said on... ...

Reuters: Business

Mexican official eyes stronger ties with China after U.S. trade deal

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Mexico should move to deepen its economic ties with China after U.S. congressional approval of a new North American trade deal, a senior Mexican official said late on Saturday. ...

Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla has agreed to buy a property on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing it a step closer to opening its first European factory, local authorities said on Sunday. ...

EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton dismissed claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany over the risk posed by China's Huawei. ...

Founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte dies

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho, who started manufacturing chewing gum in 1948 in Japan and built the business into South Korea's No.5 conglomerate with interests ranging from retail to chemicals, died on Sunday, the company said. He was 98. ...

China will increase imports from U.S. according to 'market principles': official

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

China will negotiate with American companies and increase imports of U.S. goods and products according to market principles, an official with its state planner said on Sunday. ...

German cabin crew union plans further strikes at Lufthansa

Sat, Jan 18, 2020

German cabin crew union UFO said on Saturday it was planning further strikes at Lufthansa to increase pressure on management after talks with Germany's largest airline and two potential mediators did not yield any results. ...

"You're stealing our water": Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area. ...

With market at record highs, eyes on reports from chipmakers

Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Reports from Netflix, Intel and Texas Instruments next week may hint at what is to come in the December quarterly earnings season, with some investors wary of possible danger signs that could knock Wall Street after its latest surge to record highs. ...

Nokia October warning investigated by local FSA: newspaper report

Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Finland's Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) has started an investigation into Nokia's sharp profit warning in October which sent its shares more than 20% lower, Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Saturday. ...

Morgan Stanley CEO Gorman's total 2019 pay falls 7% to $27 million

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman is receiving $27 million in total compensation in 2019, nearly 7% less than what he got the year before, the company said in a filing on Friday, following a reduction of bonuses staff-wide. ...