Europe to Adopt New Finance Tax
Jan 23rd 2013 6:50AM
Updated Jan 23rd 2013 8:55AM
Financially troubled Europe may have found a new way to bring in billions of dollars in revenue. It will place a tax on transactions by banks and related companies. That could pour cold water on the trading businesses in the region.
According to Reuters:
The new tax was inspired by a political drive to make the financial industry contribute more heavily after a financial crisis in 2007 sparked a global economic downturn. It is due to be rolled out with 10 other European countries, including Germany and Italy but not Britain. Critics say such a tax can only work if it is imposed worldwide, or at least Europe-wide, and that its adoption in around 2015 risks pushing trading and jobs elsewhere.
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