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Turkey Cuts Tax On Forex Transactions

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, October 5, 2020

Turkey has reversed an increase to the country's Banking Insurance Transaction Tax (BSMV) on foreign currency and gold purchases. Read Full Story


Pakistan's FM Delivers Tax Heavy 2016 Budget

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, June 13, 2016

On June 3, 2016, Pakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar delivered the country's 2016/17 Budget, which proposes a slew of direct and indirect tax measures. Read Full Story


Brazil Cuts Tax On Foreign Loans

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, June 6, 2014

Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega announced on June 4, 2014, that the government has decided to exempt some foreign loans from the Tax on Financial Transactions. Read Full Story


Commission Gives Green Light To EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The European Commission has recently given its green light for enhanced cooperation on plans for a European Union financial transactions tax, by adopting a corresponding proposal for a Council Decision. Read Full Story


Hong Kong's Linked Exchange Rate System To Remain

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Hong Kong government has published a statement confirming that it considers that the Linked Exchange Rate System should not be changed as, since its implementation in 1983, it has been the cornerstone of Hong Kong's monetary, financial and economic stability. Read Full Story


HKMA Reviews Its Progress In 2011

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, May 3, 2012

In addition to its actions to strengthen further the risk management of banks through its supervisory actions and countercyclical measures on property mortgages, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority pointed, in its 2011 Annual Report, to its support to the further expansion of renminbi market activities in Hong Kong. Read Full Story


Switzerland Sticking With Exchange Rate Fix

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, March 30, 2012

Switzerland’s Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann has insisted recently that the minimum exchange rate set by the Swiss National Bank of CHF1.20 per euro must be maintained. Read Full Story


China Pushes Shanghai As International Financial Centre

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 2, 2012

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Shanghai Municipal Government have disclosed that it is intended that Shanghai will be a centre for onshore renminbi trading, clearing and pricing by 2015, before it becomes an international financial centre by 2020. Read Full Story


Joint HK-UK RMB Forum Launched

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the United Kingdom Treasury have announced the launch of a joint private-sector forum to enhance cooperation between Hong Kong and London on the development of offshore renminbi business. Read Full Story


Transaction Costs To Soar Under EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Transaction costs in the foreign exchange markets would soar under a European financial transactions tax (FTT) and could potentially result in three quarters of taxable transactions relocating to other jurisdictions to avoid the tax, a new report has warned. Read Full Story



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