Tag: Regulation/Government Policy
over 1 year ago
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Australian Casino Operator Hit With $62 Million Fine in Reckoning for Gambling Industry

An Australian regulator hit one of the country’s main casino operators with a record fine, as authorities increase sc...

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over 1 year ago
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U.K.’s Sweeping Tax Cuts Send Pound Tumbling, Bond Yields Higher

The British government unveiled the sweeping cuts in a bold bet to jolt the U.K.’s inflation stricken economy into gr...

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over 1 year ago
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Uniper Deal Is Lehman Moment for European Energy

The German bailout of one of the region’s largest utilities is a strong signal that Europe’s energy sector will never...

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almost 2 years ago
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China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin Showcase Growing Ties

The two leaders met in person for the first time since the start of the Ukraine war and in the wake of battlefield se...

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almost 2 years ago
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Russia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches

Moscow is raking in more revenue than ever with the help of new buyers, new traders and the world’s seemingly insatia...

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almost 2 years ago
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U.S. and China Put Their Market Divorce on Hold

A dispute between the two countries over audits of U.S.-listed Chinese companies may finally be near resolution. Keep...

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almost 2 years ago
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Russian Oil Cap Push Faces Doubts From Energy, Finance Industry

Biden administration officials, meeting with businesses about the strategy, have faced hard questions about the plan’...

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about 2 years ago
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Ukraine Proposes Neutral Status With Guarantees, and Zelensky Seeks More Western Help

Kyiv outlined its demands during cease-fire talks with Russia, seeking binding security guarantees from the U.S. and ...

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over 2 years ago
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Meituan Shows China Tech Isn’t Delivering Yet

Investors had hoped that the new year would bring a reprieve from the regulatory crackdown that punished shares in 20...

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over 2 years ago
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Tax Haven U.A.E. to Introduce Levy on Corporate Profits

The United Arab Emirates is set to introduce a tax on corporate profits, as it juggles the need to remain an attracti...

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over 2 years ago
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Germany Fights Soaring Home Prices With Curbs on Mortgage Lending

The country’s financial regulator said mortgage lenders should be conservative following a house-price boom as some G...

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over 2 years ago
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Kazakhstan Investigates How Peaceful Demonstrations Turned Violent

The country’s protests over fuel-price rises were largely peaceful for three days before descending into violence. Th...

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over 2 years ago
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Europe Moves Ahead on Minimum Corporate Tax as U.S. Stalls

The EU outlined its plans for implementing a global minimum tax rate on corporate profits in 2023, and said it is sti...

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over 2 years ago
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G-20 Backs Tax Overhaul That Makes Rich Countries Big Winners

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies endorsed a deal on corporate taxation this weekend from which the U.S. and o...

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over 2 years ago
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Australia Considers New Privacy Rules to Protect Children on Social Media

Australia’s government on Monday released draft legislation that would enable the creation of a binding online-privac...

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over 2 years ago
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Algorithms vs. Regulators Battle Royale Kicks Off in China

China is regulating algorithms. How that experiment goes could help Western regulators understand what to embrace—and...

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over 2 years ago
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China Targets News Media in Xi Jinping’s Campaign to Expand Communist Party Control

China’s Communist Party is tightening control over news and online commentary, warning away private investors and cra...

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over 2 years ago
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Countries Agree to Global Deal to Curb Tax Avoidance

An agreement among 136 countries seeks to set a global minimum tax to deter tax avoidance by big multinationals. Offi...

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over 2 years ago
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Global Tax Reform Isn’t Yet a Done Deal

Ireland’s backing clears the way for the reforms to be enacted in Europe, but uncertainty is growing about Washington...

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over 2 years ago
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Ireland Signs On to Global Deal Seeking to Curb Tax Avoidance

The country, a low-tax base for many U.S. multinationals, had been one of a small number of holdouts on an agreement ...

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almost 3 years ago
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No Level-Up for Chinese Game Companies Yet

A report of a full stop on game approvals—later corrected—punished Chinese game shares. It still looks early to buy t...

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almost 3 years ago
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What if China’s Property Crackdown Goes Overboard Too?

The housing market has long been an important lever to boost China’s economy during downturns, leading to a seemingly...

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almost 3 years ago
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Evergrande Executives Summoned to Meeting With China’s Financial Regulators

Regulators said the indebted developer needs to resolve its debt issues without destabilizing the property and financ...

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almost 3 years ago
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Tencent Looks Abroad as Beijing Tightens the Screws at Home

With its credit in Beijing taking a steep nosedive, Tencent’s overseas expansion can soften the blow from regulatory ...

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almost 3 years ago
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Tencent Selloff Shows Deep Scar Tissue in Chinese Markets

The brief panic over gaming stocks is indicative of a new reality in Chinese markets that could persist for a while: ...

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almost 3 years ago
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Didi Faces a Cybersecurity Probe From Officials in China

Chinese regulators will enter the offices of Didi Global’s Chinese ride-hailing business to conduct a cybersecurity i...

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almost 3 years ago
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Ireland Could Derail Global Tax Reform

A new corporate tax agreement between 130 nations is quite an achievement, but the deal is far from done. The continu...

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almost 3 years ago
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U.S. Wins International Backing for Global Minimum Tax

Officials from 130 countries agreed to the broad outlines of a wider overhaul of the rules for taxing international c...

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about 3 years ago
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Corporate Taxes Will Rise One Way or Another

Plenty of obstacles remain on the path to an international corporate-tax agreement but investors should prepare for h...

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about 3 years ago
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G-7 Nations Agree on New Rules for Taxing Global Companies

Businesses should pay a minimum tax rate of at least 15%, the Group of Seven rich nations agree, in a significant ste...

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about 3 years ago
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Ant Wins China’s Approval to Set Up Consumer-Finance Company

Ant will hold a 50% stake in the new entity, registered in Chongqing, with the rest held by six other shareholders.

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about 3 years ago
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Momentum Builds Behind U.S. Proposal for Minimum Corporate Tax

Germany and France welcomed the Biden administration’s new acceptance of a minimum corporate tax rate as low as 15%, ...

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about 3 years ago
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Europe’s Economy Springs Back to Life, but Shortages Boost Prices

The European economy looks set for a return to growth in the three months through June, with business surveys pointin...

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about 3 years ago
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Tencent Earnings Power Through Tech Crackdown

The boost from the pandemic is surely fading for Tencent but it doesn’t look like the company is suffering much of a ...

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about 3 years ago
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EU to Crack Down on Chinese State-Subsidized Companies

The bloc plans to unveil draft rules that could allow regulators to pursue big Chinese companies in much the same way...

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about 3 years ago
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Chinese Asset Manager’s Bonds Recover After Selloff

A steep selloff affecting tens of billions of dollars of offshore debt from China Huarong Asset Management has partia...

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about 3 years ago
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Ant and Others Embraced Crowdfunded Medical Coverage, but Now It’s Under Beijing’s Microscope

Chinese regulators have warned that the industry has the characteristics of commercial insurance without being superv...

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about 3 years ago
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Tax Talks Gain Momentum as U.S. Offers New Proposal Toward Global Deal

The new proposals on taxing multinational companies aim to secure an international agreement aimed at reducing tax av...

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over 3 years ago
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Yellen Removes Obstacle to Global Corporate-Tax Deal

The U.S. dropped a Trump administration demand in global corporate-tax negotiations, removing one obstacle to an agre...

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