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Switzerland and Singapore have both agreed to share data and tax information under a groundbreaking new treaty signed by some 47 nations worldwide. “It's clearly the end of bank secrecy abused for tax purposes,” OECD tax director Pascal Saint-Amans told reporters...
(London) Jobseekers face temporary benefits bans if they refuse to take some forms of zero-hours contracts under the coalition Government's welfare reforms. Claimants risk losing payments for more than three months if they fail to accept certain positions on such...
(London) Business Secretary Vince Cable indicated he is considering reforms to the "public interest test" for corporate takeovers as a political row erupted about US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's move for AstraZeneca. Mr Cable said the Government had been "looking at...
  (Tehran) Lord Ahmed said that peace and prosperity could be achieved through Trade and business between Muslim Countries. He was speaking at the opening session of the first International Muslim Business Forum in Kish Island , Iran. He said that...
Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union failed to reach an agreement on gas supply issues during three-party talks in Warsaw on Friday. Kiev vowed to fulfill its gas transit obligations, but did not say when it plans to repay...
Sometimes size DOES matter. China may pass the US and become the world’s most important economy this year, according to the World Bank. It would take the position the US has held since 1872. Previous studies have suggested China could...
America’s war on drugs is failing in Afghanistan, with opium production at record levels, despite spending $7.5 billion to tackle the problem. Over 200 thousand hectares is used to grow opium, an increase of 36 percent, according to a...
(London) A Labour government would cap private sector rent rises and abolish letting fees for tenants, Ed Miliband will promise. The Opposition leader is setting out a package of housing reforms, including legislating to make three-year tenancies the norm. With his...
(London) The UK economy is on the cusp of surpassing its pre-crisis peak after a fifth successive quarter of growth. Official figures showed gross domestic product (GDP) was just 0.6% below its level before the recession in 2008 and is...
The £50 banknote featuring a portrait of Sir John Houblon on the back will no longer be accepted as legal tender after Wednesday (30th April). The Bank of England announced it was withdrawing the note back in January as part...

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