The international trade deal is described as the most significant since the formation of the World Trade Organisation in 1995.
Finance ministers back further moves to prevent multinationals from exploiting differences in tax rates between EU member countries and those outside the region.
The new US president’s aggressive rhetoric against America’s main trading rivals could cloud the fact that there is evidence to support his accusations.
Retailers, restaurants and hotels are among 360 employers that the government accuses of paying less than the national minimum wage.
Voters have rejected proposed changes that would have abolished special treatment for multinational corporations while maintaining Switzerland’s corporate tax at an internationally competitive level.
More than a third of California’s workforce were born outside the US, according to a state-by-state analysis by WalletHub.
Progress on gender diversity is steady, but slow according to the latest Global Board Diversity Analysis by leadership advisory group Egon Zehnder.
China has already overtaken the US as the world’s most powerful economy and India will displace it to third place, according to a report.
The volatility of the past year is “merely a foretaste of things to come”, warns risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft in its 2017 Outlook.
An upgrade for the US, Europe and Japan is offset by downgrades for Mexico and other major emerging economies.