AFR interactive artist Les Hewitt, my frequent partner-in-crime, and I have done some work with our award-winning investigative journalist Neil Chenoweth on a series of stories about profit shifting by multinational corporations.

The interactives in the stories are designed to complement Neil’s forensic examination of each firm’s accounts. A lot of time it involves taking a very complex set of accounting structures and telling the story as visually as possible to get the essence of what is going one without going into the detail.

Tax stories

IKEA stores have a “honey pot” effect on surrounding retailers, driving up sales with the furniture chain’s ability to draw large crowds of shoppers from long distances, a retail analyst says.

Deutsche Bank’s Alexi Baker-McLennan says retailers which benefit most are those with complementary home-focused offerings like appliances, storage, Manchester and kitchenware.