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UK Chancellor Attacks 'Suicidal' Tobin Tax Plans

With its finances in a perilous state, Europe should not be creating new burdens such as that represented by a financial transactions tax, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said.
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TPP Participants Reach Outline Agreement

Following talks on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting in Honolulu, the countries negotiating the proposed extension to the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam - announced they had reached the broad outlines of an agreement.
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Russian WTO Accession Terms Published

The World Trade Organization has published comprehensive details of the tax and trade commitments made by Russia as part of its accession bid, due to be deliberated upon at the WTO Ministerial Plenary in December at which Russia is tipped to be granted membership to the global trade body.
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Vision For Simpler UK Tax System Launched

The UK tax system is set for a major overhaul, with the government launching a series of sweeping proposals based on its vision for a more transparent, open, and more easily understood personal tax system.
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Germany Eyes Swift Drafting Of 2013 Tax Cut Bill

Germany's coalition government reportedly plans to adopt its proposed tax cut plans by the end of the year.
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Swiss Corporate Tax Rates Fell In 2011

According to the findings of the KPMG study 'Corporate and Indirect Tax Survey', average corporate tax rates in Switzerland have fallen again slightly this year.
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