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Stories that are tagged 'financial services'

Japan To Support Saudi Arabia To Create Free Trade Zones

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saudi Arabia is hoping to lure Japanese firms to invest in the country with tax breaks to be offered in new free trade zones. Read Full Story


Shanghai FTZ To Liberalize Investment Restrictions

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, March 10, 2017

Foreign investment restrictions on manufacturing and certain services are to be eased at the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone this year. Read Full Story


IMF Proposes Capital Gains Tax Change For New Zealand

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The International Monetary Fund has given New Zealand a clean bill of health in its annual assessment of the country's economy and policies, with just a single recommendation on tax policy. Read Full Story


South Africa Issues Tax-Free Savings Amendments

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, March 3, 2017

The South African National Treasury has published final amendments to the overall regulations covering tax-free savings accounts for the year beginning March 1, 2017. Read Full Story


EU Proposes Willing States Should Harmonize Tax Regimes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, March 3, 2017

The European Commission has outlined possible scenarios in which EU member states could cooperate more on tax. Read Full Story


Sweden's Competition Commission Opposes FTT

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sweden's competition authority has warned that proposals for a financial activities tax would place the country's financial services sector at a competitive disadvantage. Read Full Story


Campaign Begins To Lobby For FATCA Repeal

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The deVere Group, an independent financial consultancy, has begun lobbying in Washington for repeal of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story


Firms Urge UK To Review Business Rates, R And D Tax Breaks

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The UK should reform the business rates (commercial property tax) system and research and development tax credit schemes in its upcoming Budget, says the Confederation of British Industry. Read Full Story


Ireland's Kenny Hopeful On Brexit Opportunities

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, January 26, 2017

"Ireland remains an obvious choice for those wishing to maintain a presence in the Single Market" after the UK leaves the EU, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said. Read Full Story


China Sees Tax Revenue Growth Slowdown

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Ministry of Finance has announced that China's total tax revenue increased by a reduced rate in 2016, largely due to the country's slower economic growth rate and the expansion of value-added tax during the year. Read Full Story




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