So, Ritchie discovers some research on multinationals. Which shows that Google has a presence in 192 countries.
Now you might see why we need country-by-country reporting. Without it we cannot know very much about a great deal of what goes on within these companies, most especially when a comparison between the number of companies reported on in the financial statements and the actual number of locations in which the entity is present is considered. Look at Alphabet on that one, if you will….. (which is Google, for those unfamiliar with the name of its parent company).
What the research shows is that you can get to Google from 192 countries. Not even that Google can show you an ad in 192 countries, which it can’t. But that – even if you’ve got to use a VPN – you can ask google a question in every UN member.
This proves why we need country by country reporting.
Err, yea, Spud, yea.