(Australia PM and Chair of G20 Tony Abbott) Fair and low is how taxes should be administered according to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaking at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Abbott’s comments on international tax reform are instructive not only because Australia has been at the vanguard of the international tax debate … More Australia Sets Out G20 2014 Agenda
Your summary of the biggest tax, trade and investment headlines affecting International Business and Financial Services. 1. India to blacklist treaty partners over concerns about the lack of effective tax information exchange. 2. The British Virgin Islands, with a population of 30,000, is now the fifth biggest recipient of FDI in the world, said the annual World … More franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY
True, not all Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) focus on concluding bilateral investment agreements and free trade agreements as part of their business model to attract and retain international businesses of substance. However.. For those centres who offer a comprehensive framework of tax, trade and bilateral investment treaties to their clients, the IMF’s new institutional view … More IMF U-Turn: Will it Affect OFCs’ Ability to Attract Investment?
The BBC has a Sunday show which airs its viewers’ criticisms of the British broadcaster’s programmes from the previous seven days. It seems that the minute-by-minute countdown to another supposed ‘end of the world’ raised just as much ire with viewers as the second-by second countdown to the US’ suicide leap over the ‘fiscal cliff’. … More Let the D-R-A-M-A Begin…
While Michelle Obama was telling the delegates a this week’s Democratic Convention how much more she loves her husband now that she did four years ago and the President understanding of the ‘American Dream’ because he and her family have lived it;the Party was providing the incumbent with even more tangible support by adopting a party … More Obama’s Tax Manifesto.
US $500million in taxes over 10 years. That is the claim of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on the heels of the U.S Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama’s plan for ‘Affordable Health Care’ is not a penalty for failure to purchase private health products, as repeatedly argued by the White House, but a tax legitimately levied … More Taxation is Still a Political Pariah.
Despite having lately laid claim to his Gaelic ancestry, these days it seems the US President has more to talk about with the Germans than he does with the Irish. For good reason. Obama knows that without Germany’s support of Europe’s ‘grand’ plan to rescue the Greeks (and now the Spanish) and keep the Eurozone … More Obama: No We Can’t If Europe Won’t!