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B.C. to bring in 15 per cent foreign buyer tax: Finance Minister

VANCOUVER – Foreign nationals who buy real estate in Metro Vancouver would pay an additional property transfer tax of 15 per cent under legislation introduced Monday by the British Columbia government. 288 more words

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​Kemi Adeosun, Finance minister plays down recession fears


Nigeria’s finance minister on Thursday played down an International Monetary Fund forecast that the country’s growth would shrink this year, seeking to allay fears of recession in Africa ‘s top economy. 548 more words

NEWS

​In Zimbabwe, Finance minister says sanctions to blame for cash crunch


Zimbabwe’s finance minister blamed international sanctions on Sunday for a cash crunch that has forced the government to delay wages to soldiers and civil servants as President Robert Mugabe faces rare popular protests. 271 more words

Gist

Smart Politicians Stand Naked Before Labor's Master: Ideological Stupidity

By Con George-Kotzabasis June 28, 2016

Since the economically profligate Whitlam era, the only Labor government that was bracketed off from Labor’s inveterate stupidity was the Hawke-Keating government. 1,016 more words

Politics

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves big pay hike for government employees

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves big pay hike for government employees

The union cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, a move which will boost consumption by putting extra disposable income in the hands of the central government’s 4.7 million employees. 215 more words

'Only the UK can trigger Article 50,' George Osborne says

In his first appearance since the UK voted to leave the EU, British Finance Minister George Osborne sought to reassure financial markets. Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson broke his silence, saying markets were “stable.” 857 more words

European Union

EU referendum: The arguments for voting Remain | The Economist

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This is an outstanding must-read blog from the Economist. It reports that the opinion polls seem to indicate that Britain will vote to leave the… 93 more words

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