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AP Interview: New Zealand PM wants to extend economic gains

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is fighting to keep his job when the nation votes in the general election on Saturday. He was finance minister for eight years before … Click to Continue »

Portuguese government to tax expat retiree pensions

Portugalâ??s foreign retiree communityâ??s pension payments are about to become taxable, according to the countryâ??s Finance Minister. The introduction in 2009 of a special tax break for â??non-habitual residentsâ?? has seen an increase in Portugalâ??s popularity as an international expat retirement hub, but confirmation that the... Expats Blog -

Merkel silent on finance ministry speculation at Schaeuble's birthday bash

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel lauded her veteran finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble at a birthday party in his honor on Monday, as a potential coalition partner laid claim to his ministry as their price for keeping her in power.

EU Finance Ministers Cautiously Support Push to Toughen Tech Taxes

Finance ministers expressed cautious support for a push to pursue new tax rules for technology giants, though they stressed it would be necessary to find a permanent, global solution that includes the U.S.

France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused US internet giants on Friday of escaping their fair share of taxes in Europe, as he pushed the EU to urgently address the issue.

The Latest: Madrid takes over Catalonia bills to quell vote

The Latest on the independence bid for Spain's northeastern Catalonia region (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Spain's finance minister says the central government has decided to take over payments of … Click to Continue »

Hammond says UK 'very close' to deal on EU citizens' rights

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Britain is very close to reaching an agreement with the European Union on how to protect the rights of citizens after it leaves the bloc, British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.

Brazil's PSD party invites finance minister to run for president

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Social Democratic Party (PSD) has invited Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles to be its candidate in the 2018 presidential race, the party's leader in the lower house of Congress said on Wednesday.

Russia is sending conflicting messages about cryptocurrency regulation

The Russian government recently revealed plans to regulate cryptocurrencies like securities, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters last week. While this stance runs in contrast with China, which has just banned ICOs, it also marks a full reversal from Russia’s proposal last year to punish people who use digital currencies with up to seven years in jail. […]

Gigaba: African countries need domestic resource mobilsation

SANDTON - Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba says there's a need for African countries to finance their development. He was speaking at the 2017 Tax currently underway in Sandton. Gigaba ellaborated that it is important to consider taxation in the context of economic development. Show More Summary

European Finance Ministers Want To Force Tech Companies To Start Paying More Taxes

An Apple advertisement in Paris. Photo. AP US tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook which do business in the European Union have long avoided paying billions in taxes on their European operations through, uh, creative use of tax laws. That all might come to an end soon, if a group of member countries led by France is able to get their way. More »      

EU countries aim to raise tech firms' taxes by targeting revenue

It's no secret that European countries want major tech firms to pay more taxes, but how will they go about that beyond collecting back taxes? By taxing the companies where they'll feel it the most, that's how. The finance ministers of...Show More Summary

France, Germany, Italy, and Spain want to tax tech giants on revenues, not just profits

(Reuters) — France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now, their finance ministers said in a joint letter. France is leading a push to clamp down on the taxation of such companies, but has found support […]

President Trump Welcomes Anwar Ibrahim's Jailer to the White House

Anwar Ibrahim, former deputy prime minister and finance minister of Malaysia and later leader of the opposition in the parliament, is currently in jail for the second time on trumped-up charges. His jailer, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib...Show More Summary

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency starts criminal investigation into ex-PM, finance minister

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's anti-corruption agency will open a criminal investigation into former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and current finance minister Ishaq Dar, it said on Thursday.

Ex-minister accuses former Brazil president Lula of accepting bribes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run in 2018.

Ukraine drops tax probe of finance minister: finance ministry

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian prosecutors have ended an inquiry into Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk over alleged tax evasion after failing to find any evidence of wrongdoing, his press service said on Tuesday.

Chile economy, finance ministers quit

Chile's finance and economy ministers resigned Thursday, plunging President Michelle Bachelet's government into crisis just three months before presidential elections which a conservative rival is tipped to win. Rodrigo Valdes became...Show More Summary

Hungarian PM Orban to ask EU to help foot bill for border protection

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will ask the European Commission to finance half of the cost of protecting its southern borders from migrants which has been paid by Hungarian taxpayers so far, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, Janos Lazar, said on Thursday.

Global Outrage After Japan Finance Minister Said "Hitler Had Right Motives"

While Donald Trump is not exactly known for his oratorial and diplomatic skills, either during live speeches or within the confines of his trademark outbursts in 140 characters or less on Twitter, he is positively Machiavellian compared...Show More Summary

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