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  • India raises basic customs duty to 200 pc on goods exported from Pakistan
  • With moist eyes and proud hearts, Madhya Pradesh lays a martyr son to rest
  • Over 20 people may be under rubble after building collapse in St Petersburg- Authorities
  • Last rites of two martyred CRPF jawan performed in Bihar
  • India raises basic customs duty to 200 pc on goods exported from Pakistan
  • Operation against IS in Syria's Baghouz village nearing end - SDF
  • Farooq chaired NC meet, condemns Pulwama terror attack, calls for peace
  • Pulwama attack: Nation bids teary-eyed adieu to bravehearts
  • Terrorism should be condemned in the strongest of terms: Mamata
  • Vande Bharat express geared up for its commercial run on Sunday
  • Pulwana attack: Rajnath holds high level meeting to review security situation
  • Jitendra calls on J&K Guv to discuss Jammu situation
  • Army Officer martyred in mine blast on LoC in Naushera sector
  • Cabinet ministers, top officials join people of Punjab in bidding adieu to state's Pulwama martyrs
  • Terrorism should be condemned in the strongest of terms: Mamata
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France to push for an end to all tax havens

Dubai, Feb 11 (UNI) France will work with the G7 countries to deliberate legislation to put an end to the existence of zero-tax havens around the world, according to the country's Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno La Mer.

“Zero tax havens are unacceptable,” said La Mer in an impassioned speech at the 7th annual World Government Summit here.

France hosts the G7 presidency this year, and in meetings to be held in March, La Mer said President Emmanuel Macron would take the opportunity to push for a minimum corporate tax rate at economies around the world.

“We need an effective corporate tax because some companies are located in tax havens but operate subsidiaries in France thus circumventing any and all tax,” he said.

“France wants fair taxation of internet giants.

We can’t fund public goods without fair taxation of digital activities. And taxing SMEs cant make up for the richest companies in the world. So we hope to have a solution by March,” news portal ArabianBusiness quoted him as saying.

La Mer also added that France would continue to push for social reforms in its bid to position itself as Europe’s leading economy.

“We will remain determined to enact even more social reforms to make it a more attractive place for investment in Europe. We want to be Europe’s leader,” he said, acknowledging that France was facing “a social crisis at the moment” because of populist protests around the country in response to Macron’s implementation of social fiscal reforms.

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