PokerStars, the world’s largest poker website, is near a deal to be acquired by Amaya Gaming Group Inc., a maker of gambling equipment and systems, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
The Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea, has been approached to host a trial gas production and carbon-capture project as the island seeks to become a hub for exports of renewable energy.
Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. wound up in Ireland because they could reduce their tax bills. Their success is leading European and U.S. politicians to label the country a tax haven that must change its ways.
Samuel and Charles Wyly used a web of offshore trusts to illegally hide their stock holdings and evade trading limits, a jury found, leaving Samuel Wyly and his brother’s estate potentially liable for as much as $550 million.