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Global Economics

The (Tax) State of the Union

Over in the United States, it appears that President Obama and House Republicans are no closer to achieving a compromise on the role of tax increases in the country’s fiscal deficit reduction package. In his State of the Union Address last Tuesday, Obama reasserted his position that the answer...
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Global Economics

Fiscall Cliff and Other News

Instead of focusing this Healy Highlight on a specific jurisdiction we have had a search around the internet for some interesting articles concerning company law and tax (everyone’s favourite). Due Diligence for the Swiss (tax-news.com) Switzerland’s Federal Council is proposing to increase the due diligence requirements for clients of...
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Global Economics

Tax rate debate

Tax policy was a point of great interest during this year’s presidential campaign. Heated debate and disagreement were sparked over radically different notions proposed by the Republican and Democratic Party. Despite their differing policies, both Republican Romney, and Democratic president Obama, aimed to construct a solution to the ever-looming...
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Global Economics

A Hurricane’s Impact

Hurricane Sandy swept over 800 miles of the US border, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes in the Mid-West, leaving a trail of destruction in her path. New York’s industry, infrastructure, and transport, have suffered greatly – not to mention the disruption and devastation of civilian...
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Business and Investing Strategy

America slips as Europe hold top rank in competitiveness survey

The US, while maintaining its status as the world’s largest economy and as a worldwide innovation powerhouse, slipped further in the Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. The 2012 survey, published by the World Economic Forum, ranks the competitiveness of 144 countries based on over 100 key...
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