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Latest update : 2014-01-30

Totting up the tiny taxes: France prepares for fiscal 'spring clean'

French authorities have begun a spring clean of the country's tax laws, with a view to removing dozens of so-called "micro-taxes". It’s thought that many of the measures cost more to collect than they earn in revenue. Also today: the parting gift from Ben Bernanke as he chairs his last monetary policy meeting at the Federal Reserve.

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2014-08-20 France

More than half of French households will pay no income tax this year

Just 48.5% of French households will pay income tax for 2013, according to new figures from the finance ministry. The figure is almost 5% lower than the previous year. The news...

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2014-08-19 China

Argentina seeks to cash in on Russia import bans

Argentina's industry and agriculture ministers are meeting officials in Moscow later as the country seeks to cash in on import bans on food from North America and Europe....

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2014-08-15 Airbus

Berkshire Hathaway stock hits $200,000

Shares in billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway broke a record high on Thursday to reach $200,000. The company has investments in many small and large-scale...

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2014-08-14 eurozone

Shock contraction in German economy as France stagnates

Europe's two largest economies have posted disappointing economic growth figures, with Germany seeing a shock contraction of 0.2% between April and June. The news has dampened...

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2014-08-13 eurozone

Japanese economy slumps after sales tax rise

The Japanese economy sharply contracted in the three months from April to June, the worst slump seen since the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in 2011. The 1.7%...

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