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Global Trade: The Asian Century

Progress towards the completion of the Doha Round of world trade talks remains stalled, and the World Trade Organization has warned of a lurch towards protectionism. However, the world's major trading powers do not appear to have given up on expanding free trade, and while Doha lays dormant, the Asia-Pacific region - widely tipped to lead the next phase of global economic growth - is playing host to an emerging trend towards the conclusion of multilateral free trade groupings.


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Monti Lays Out Tax-Cutting Campaign Promises

While Mario Monti has spent his time as Premier increasing taxes to rectify Italy's fiscal deficit problem, he is now proposing tax cuts, both in property and income taxes, over the next two years as part of his general election manifesto.
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Germany's FDP Slams Green Party's 'Deceitful' Tax Cut Plans

Ahead of upcoming elections in Germany, the Green Party's parliamentary co-chairman Jürgen Tritten has announced the party's intention, if it comes into power, to alleviate the fiscal burden on small- and middle-income earners in Germany immediately.
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Flybe Looks To Free Itself From UK APD Stranglehold

Budget airline Flybe has announced that it will slash its UK workforce by 300, and has blamed the UK's Air Passenger Duty for its declining profitability.
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Hong Kong To Enhance Competitiveness In RMB Business

In response to a question in the Legislative Council on the increasing competition from other financial centers, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, has confirmed that the government will continue to promote the services that Hong Kong as a global offshore RMB business center provides for corporates and financial institutions.
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Brazilian Tax Receipts Slow With Economy

Brazil has reported that tax revenue receipts rose by just 0.7% on an inflation-adjusted basis, to a record full-year level of BRL1.029 trillion in 2012.
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