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Global Trade - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

For our latest feature on developments in the area of global trade we look at the proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, which, if concluded, would arguably be the most significant and ambitious trade deal of its type in the post-war era.

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Canada, Japan Trade Treaty Talks Make Progress

Statements after the conclusion of the third round of negotiations on a Canada-Japan economic partnership agreement confirmed that progress was made in a number of key areas, including trade in goods and services and investment protection.
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Bankitalia Attacks High Italian Corporate Taxes

A study from eight of the Italian central bank's economists has pointed to the country's high corporate tax burden as one of the major reasons for the loss in production, productivity and competitiveness of Italian industrial companies during the current economic recession.
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Chambers Ireland Sets Out Tax Priorities

Ireland's 2014 Budget should not include any new taxes beyond those already announced, Chambers Ireland has said.
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EU, US Complete First Round Of TTIP Talks

The European Union's Chief Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiator has described the first round of talks with the US as "very productive."
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UK Tax Tribunal Considers Religious Discrimination

A tax tribunal in the UK has rejected a company's claim that it was subjected to religious discrimination when it was told to pay GBP50m in Stamp Duty Land Tax following a transaction involving Shari'a-compliant financing.
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