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UK Budget Review

UK Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled his 2013 budget, introducing tax measures that he claims put the UK on the path to having the "most competitive business tax system of any major economy in the world." As is often the case with national Budgets though, finance ministers have a tendency to give with one hand, and claw it back with the other.

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Morocco Strengthens Tax Ties With France

Morocco's Director General of Taxation Abdellatif Zaghnoun has recently highlighted the "very intense" cooperation between France and Morocco in the area of taxation and customs.
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UK 2013 Budget Confirms Anti-Avoidance Initiatives

The UK Chancellor unveiled last week what he called "one of the largest ever packages of tax avoidance and evasion measures presented at a Budget." These have been largely welcomed by business representatives, who nonetheless pointed out that many of George Osborne's initiatives had been pre-announced.
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Canadian Govt Releases Latest Tax Figures

Revenues for the first ten months of the current Canadian tax year were up 2.3%, although January did record a poor performance.
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Japan, EU Launch FTA Negotiations

On March 25, 2013, the European Union and Japan officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement in goods, services and investment, which is intended to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers and cover other trade-related issues, such as public procurement and regulatory issues.
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ADB: China Should Broaden Its Tax Base

With the Government expecting an increased fiscal deficit this year, Stephen Groff, Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank, in a speech at the China Development Forum 2013, said that the first step for China to take should be to broaden its tax base.
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