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Increase car taxes to help climate, advisers say

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U.S. pulled out of talks on digital services taxes - Lighthizer

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UPDATE 1-U.S. pulled out of talks on digital services taxes -Lighthizer

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German stimulus package hands families €300 for each child

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UPDATE 2-Fed debates longer-term crisis-fighting plan, minutes show

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Coronavirus: US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million

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US Treasury yields tumble after aggressive Fed action

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RPT-US Treasury yields tumble after aggressive Fed action

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Treasury yields fall after aggressive Fed action, but off lows

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UPDATE 4-Fed provides massive liquidity injection to calm markets amid signs of stress

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UK employers urge Johnson not to sacrifice services in EU deal

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Putin appoints former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as adviser

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Flying cars could lure investors away from ground-based services -survey

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UPDATE 3-Trump asks U.S. Supreme Court to prevent release of his tax returns

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Australian shares to open flat ahead of RBA decision; NZ little changed

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PwC earns record revenues, opposes market caps in UK

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Loan charge - retrospective tax bills for freelancers

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Stanley Fischer and the twilight of technocracy

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Is Margrethe Vestager championing consumers or her political career?

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Capacity cuts in China fuel a commodity rally and a debate

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Exchange-rate shifts have helped the global economy

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Samsung’s boss is sentenced to prison

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Flying water taxis highlight French startup frustrations

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Why Africa’s development model puzzles economists

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China modernises its monetary policy

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Research points to a new explanation of “Dutch disease”

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The hubris of ten-year budgets

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America’s uncompetitive markets harm its economy

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Rentokil profit surges on gains from Haniel JV

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An overhaul of Brazilian labour law should spur job creation

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UPDATE 3-After healthcare failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform

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Carillion picks accountants EY to help with strategic review

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UPDATE 1-Carillion picks accountants EY to help with strategic review

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SE Asia Stocks-Most up on cautious Fed; Philippines gives up gains

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The EU proposes pan-European pension products

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UPDATE 3-Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

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UPDATE 2-Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

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Pakistan’s old economic vulnerabilities persist

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How to Trump-proof your company

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Barclays and four former executives are charged with fraud

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The Federal Reserve risks truncating a recovery with room to run

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UPDATE 2- Call to change South African central bank mandate dubbed "very serious risk"

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The perils of nationalisation

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Tanzania’s firebrand leader takes on its largest gold miner

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UPDATE 1-World Bank approves $500 mln grant package for Afghanistan projects

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President Trump wants to privatise air-traffic control

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Why government-bond yields have been falling again

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Global monetary policy is not tightening as expected

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UK consumers downbeat on finances as inflation bites

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How becoming a Hong Kong pensioner can save you tax

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Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is ailing American workers

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A new anthology of essays reconsiders Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”

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NEWSMAKER-Macron picks pro-EU conservative Le Maire as French finance chief

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RPT-UPDATE 1-ING Q1 underlying pretax profit up 39 pct, beats expectations

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From two would-be Fed leaders, the central bank needs to change

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Investors are both bullish and skittish about share prices

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May pledges not to increase VAT, quiet on other taxes

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Federal Reserve: US economic slowdown temporary

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Protecting American steel from imports makes no sense

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UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows

UK economic growth slowed by more than expected at the start of the year as (...)

America’s big banks have an encouraging first quarter

WHAT a difference a year makes. When America’s big banks reported first-quarter (...)

Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany

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Why the Federal Reserve should keep its balance-sheet large

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The EFTA countries show how hard Brexit will be for Britain

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America has a retirement problem, not a saving problem

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Portugal Fiscal Expenditure

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Portugal GDP Growth Rate

The Portuguese economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the last three months (...)

Portugal GDP Annual Growth Rate

The Portuguese economy expanded 2 percent year-on-year in the last quarter (...)

Portugal Government Spending

Government Spending in Portugal increased to 8385.70 EUR Million in the fourth (...)

Portugal Retail Sales MoM

Retail Sales in Portugal increased 3.10 percent in February of 2017 over the (...)

Portugal Sales Tax Rate | VAT

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How Chávez and Maduro have impoverished Venezuela

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Ireland’s food industries would be worst hit by a hard Brexit

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