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Hong Kong To Expand IFC Role In 2016

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In his 2016 Policy Address, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced a broad range of initiatives to consolidate and expand Hong Kong's role as a major international financial center. Read Full Story

 


S Korea Looks To Restart FTA Talks With Mexico

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, November 23, 2015

South Korea is seeking the resumption of free trade negotiations with Mexico. Read Full Story

 


Moody's Warns Philippines Against Tax Cuts

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Moody's Investor Services, the international credit rating agency, has warned the Government of the Philippines not to cave in to the clamor for income tax cuts and to continue to pursue policies that will lift the country's tax-to-GDP ratio. Read Full Story

 


KPMG: Australia's Tax Rates Out Of Step With Global Averages

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Australia's corporate and indirect tax rates are out of step with global averages, according to a new report from professional services firm KPMG. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Explains Its Free Trade Agreement Agenda

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, discussed the territory's free trade agreement strategy on November 4. Read Full Story

 


EU Sets Out Free Trade Deal Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, October 19, 2015

The European Commission has proposed a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, which it says will enable the bloc to conclude free trade agreements that will unlock more opportunities for EU exporters. Read Full Story

 


Mexico Outlines Benefits Of TPP

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mexico's Secretariat of Economy has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read Full Story

 


Taiwan Looks For Early TPP Involvement

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, October 12, 2015

Welcoming the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on October 5, Taiwan immediately announced that it will continue to seek membership of the deal. Read Full Story

 


World Bank, IMF, ICC Welcome TPP

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been welcomed by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the International Chamber of Commerce. Read Full Story

 


TPP Seen As Move To Wider Asia-Pacific Trade Treaty

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Both Japan and China have pointed out that the successful completion, on October 5, of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership should spur on talks for a wider Asia-Pacific trade treaty. Read Full Story

 

 

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