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Why corporates need a foreign policy nowadays

Last week's landmark EU tax ruling against Apple underscores the growing potential for businesses to become intertwined in high-profile international political disagreements.

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A protester dressed as Snow White (centre) demonstrating outside the Parliament buildings in Dublin last Friday, in support of the EU ruling to take 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple.

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THE Irish Parliament will vote on Wednesday as to whether to support the government's decision to appeal against last week's landmark EU decision that Apple owes a tax bill of some 13 billion euros (S$19.7 billion). The ruling, which has been dismissed as "political crap" by Apple