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#UK wants to be #China’s leading Western financial partner says official

#UK wants to be #China’s leading Western financial partner says official

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United Kingdom wants to be China’s leading Western partner as the Asian power regains its place as the world’s biggest economy, a top official at Britain’s finance ministry said on Tuesday (21 March).  “China is well on the way to reclaiming its position as the world’s largest economy and the UK government firmly believes […]

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Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Netherlands should push for the European Union to keep strong trade ties with Britain after the British quit the EU, a report commissioned by the Dutch parliament said on Tuesday (21 March). Britain is the Netherlands’ second-largest trading partner, accounting for 9% of exports, according to the paper by two members of the Dutch […]

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MEPs in fact-finding trip to #US to probe into #TaxAvoidance practices

MEPs in fact-finding trip to #US to probe into #TaxAvoidance practices

GUE/NGL MEP Matt Carthy is amongst a delegation of nine MEPs visiting Washington DC and the state of Delaware this week as part of a fact-finding mission to the United States by the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA). The MEPs are due to meet with government officials from […]

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#Greek tax workers protest against austerity as euro group meets in Brussels

#Greek tax workers protest against austerity as euro group meets in Brussels

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Greek tax service employees took their protest against bailout-driven austerity to the heart of government on Monday (20 March), as Athens waits to hear if its reform plans are enough to satisfy eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, writes George Georgiopoulos. A large, three-floor high banner that read ‘stop austerity’ was hung by the tax […]

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#Japan PM Abe wants economic deal with EU soon

#Japan PM Abe wants economic deal with EU soon

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday(19 March) that the European Union and Japan should soon reach an economic deal, and stressed the importance of free trade to his country. “We must conclude an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU at an early time,” Abe said at the opening of the CeBIT technology […]

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Donald #Trump says Germany owes US and #NATO ‘vast sums of money’ for defence

Donald #Trump says Germany owes US and #NATO ‘vast sums of money’ for defence

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has said Germany owes NATO “vast sums of money” and should pay the United States more for defending it, writes Jon Sharman. He made the statement in a series of tweets from his Mar-a-Lago base in Florida on Saturday morning (18 March). Mr Trump, after a video appeared to show him ignoring Ms Merkel’s request […]

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#Brexit: The Empire Strikes Back

#Brexit: The Empire Strikes Back

| March 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the glorious memory of ‘Empire’ is back. You know, the one where the sun never set? The Brexiteers’ pro-Empire narrative is simple, writes Shada Islam. Freed of the ‘shackles’ of the EU, Britain becomes a standalone, autonomous superpower, especially in trade. No more listening to instructions from […]

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