The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, told the BBC's Mark Lobel in Dubai he supports plans to tax multinationals on their UK profits at a higher rate than corporation tax. He also said of comedian Russell Brand, who himself has criticized tax avoidance: "he knows he is a ridiculous character... but he wouldn't be resonating with people if there wasn't something to it."
Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) said on Friday it was investigating drug approvals based on clinical trials meant to show that the generic drugs were equivalent to the original branded versions conducted by GVK between 2008 and 2014.
“There are two key problems with this approach to reducing costs. Firstly, to cut officer numbers by the amount needed would mean service degradation to a level that would be unacceptable to our communities and compromise both public safety and officer safety. Secondly, the scale of reduction required far outstrips our ability to cut numbers through normal means.
Russian yield spreads on the CEMBI corporate debt index havealmost doubled this year to around 788 basis points over U.S.Treasuries, though the index itself has barely budged. Sinceend-November a rouble rout has seen the spreads widen by morethan 100 bps, astonishing levels for mostlyinvestment-grade credits.
He never said it in so many words, but Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend was always likely to be satisfied with a share of the points from his side’s back-to-back clashes with Toulouse. And even after their 19-11 loss to the French side in the Stade Ernest-Wallon, the mood in the Glasgow camp was that they are still on track to achieve that – confident that they can put home advantage to good use in the return match at Scotstoun on Saturday.