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Japanese Economy Shrugs Off Sales Tax Hike

After the three percent consumption tax hike on April 1, the Japanese Government is confident that the economy is continuing to recover and inflation is being contained.
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Australia Mulling Tax On Top Earners

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that high earners should bear "a significant quantum of the burden when it comes to sorting out our problems," but failed to confirm whether a so-called deficit reduction levy will feature in the upcoming Budget.
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Italian Small Businesses Snub Token Tax Cut

Centro Studi CAN, the national federation of Italian artisans and small and medium-sized enterprises, has said the decision by Premier Matteo Renzi's Government to reduce the regional tax on production by 10 percent will merely provide an "aspirin" to its members.
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IoM Considers Beneficial Ownership Registry

The Isle of Man has announced that it is considering the introduction of a central registry of beneficial owners to improve transparency.
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