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Ireland has been targeted by a new Greek law that the country's government says is aimed at combating the nation's widespread corporate tax avoidance... read more
Three of Europe’s most senior markets executives have written a joint letter to regulators urging them not to undermine derivatives market reforms, arguing that the current drafting of the laws also threatens Europe’s economic growth... read more
The Vatican and Italy are close to reaching an agreement to share financial and tax information in the aim of cracking down on money-laundering and other illicit behaviour, a senior Vatican official said... read more
Japan is the latest global financial hub to start making inroads into Islamic finance, a move that could help strengthen regional economic ties and give its lenders an edge in winning business... read more
Hungary’s parliament Tuesday amended a law to allow the country to freeze the assets of financial services firms, their top executives and auditors if they incur, as a result of criminal action, losses over 50 million forints (US$180,865)... read more
Russia's Parliament, the Duma, has approved a draft law to allow taxpayers to regularize previously undeclared assets held offshore... read more
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