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Latest update : 2011-08-31

Taxing the rich: should wealthy people pay more? (part 2)

The rich and super-rich want to pay more taxes to help the economy. It started with American business tycoon Warren Buffet. Then here in France, fifteen billionaires followed suit. In Italy and Germany, the wealthy have also said they want to pay more to help balance their countries' finances. But can these good intentions actually produce the desired effect? And why are billionaires offering more money?

  • Tarik MOUAKIL. Economist, Author of "Asset Markets, Portfolio Choice and Macroeconomic Activity";
  • Craig COPETAS. Senior writer, Bloomberg News;
  • Sony KAPOOR. Managing Director, Re-Define (from Brussels);
  • David LOGAN. Economist, Tax Foundation (from Washington).

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2015-09-03 China

China's might on parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 2)

In a tremendous show of strength, China marked the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II with a mammoth military parade. With President Xi Jinping announcing...

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2015-09-03 China

China's might on parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 1)

In a tremendous show of strength, China marked the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II with a mammoth military parade. With President Xi Jinping announcing...

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2015-09-02 Turkey

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

We take a long, hard look at Turkey: A country that has reached a major turning point. For 10 years Reccep Tayip Erdogan could do no wrong: Turkey's leader won every election,...

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2015-09-02 Turkey

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

We take a long, hard look at Turkey: A country that has reached a major turning point. For 10 years Reccep Tayip Erdogan could do no wrong: Turkey's leader won every election,...

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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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