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2009-09-14 11:05:00

The secretary-general of the Elysee said French President Sarkozy could walk out on next week's Group of 20 meeting if leaders fail to act on bank bonuses.

2009-08-14 07:00:00

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, August 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) added the Cayman Islands to its 'white list' of jurisdictions (http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/50/0/42704399.pdf) that substantially implement international tax standards. The Cayman Islands recognition came about after the country signed its twelfth Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with New Zealand, on 13 August 2009. Leader of Government Business/Premier...

2009-07-16 11:52:23

Dodging tax laws costs African countries five times what they are given in aid in the course of a year, a group of seven economic watchdogs said Thursday. A study released by a collection of non-government groups called Counter Balance said loans supporting projects in Africa often go to companies that set up subsidiaries in Mauritius, an island nation off the coast of East Africa.

2009-06-19 10:47:28

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2009-06-09 04:00:00

Four step plan includes partnership with international law enforcement entities RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the United Arab Emirates Federal Government as a partner for peace and promoter of law within the international community, we must put in place a robust action plan to stop the trafficking of arms, drugs and humans through Ras Al Khaimah. In my various trips to the United States, I have heard growing alarm from senior government officials...

2009-06-02 14:05:00

TRENTON, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A webcast that provides information to individual taxpayers, business owners and tax professionals interested in taking part in New Jersey's Tax Amnesty program has been posted at TaxAmnesty.nj.gov.

2009-05-21 09:25:00

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Responds to Senate Committee Hearing on Proposed Trade Deal with Panama WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today urged Congress to reject a pending trade deal with Panama that had been negotiated and written by the previous administration.

2009-05-05 21:00:00

Dutch diplomats in Washington denied Tuesday that the Netherlands is a low-tax country, saying its corporate taxes are moderate.

2009-04-03 05:35:26

Analysts quickly seized upon the Group of 20 meeting in London as exercise in rhetoric, albeit with a few sizable checks promised to salve the global economy. World leaders promised to tackle the problem of toxic assets on banks books but came away with few specifics to address the issue.

2009-03-27 13:42:26

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is prepared to renounce his princely title in the country of Andorra if banking changes do not take place, an official says. French Minister for Family Affairs Nadine Morano said Thursday if officials in the Principality of Andorra do not change the country's secretive banking laws, Sarkozy will officially drop his title of Andorra co-prince, the EU Observer reported Friday. Sarkozy currently shares princely honors in Andorra with the Bishop Joan Enric Vives...

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.