News Headlines - 23 January 2016

Japan Has Heated Roads to Deal With Snow - The Atlantic

While the Northeastern United States endures its crippling snowfall, and all the transportation shutdowns, shelter-in-place orders, and travel cancellations that come with it, it’s instructive to look further east, where all these events happened several days ago—in Tokyo.

Bank of Japan's Kuroda says Japan inflation expectations 'somewhat weak' - Channel NewsAsia

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday he would scrutinize various factors, including the effect of global market turbulence on Japan's inflation expectations, in deciding whether additional monetary easing was necessary.

Google £130m UK back-tax deal lambasted as ‘derisory’ by expert | The Guardian

Google’s attempt to counter criticism of its tax arrangements by agreeing to make a back payment of £130m in the UK unravelled after claims that the internet giant had effectively paid an annual rate of corporation tax of just 2.77% over the last decade. Most British businesses currently pay corporation tax on 20% of their profits. But even after the extra payment, the internet giant is said to have paid just £200m in tax since 2005, on estimated profits in the UK of £7.2bn.

Problem drinkers account for most of alcohol industry's sales, figures reveal | The Guardian

While the industry points to the fact that most people in the country are moderate drinkers, 60% of alcohol sales are either to those who are risking their health, or those – labelled harmful drinkers – who are doing themselves potentially lethal damage, figures seen by the Guardian show.

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United fans were right to boo at Southampton loss | The Guardian

Louis van Gaal admitted Manchester United’s fans were right to boo him during Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Southampton in the first sign of open revolt since the Dutchman arrived as manager at Old Trafford but refused to say whether he fears for his job. Charlie Austin’s 87th-minute header on his debut for the visitors consigned United to a first defeat in six games.








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