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The Bundesbank, The Deutscher Aktieninstitute (DAI), and even EU civil servants from the 11 participating countries have all warned against the FTT in its current form. Today saw yet another German voice raised again the tax – this time from the very…

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There’s an old Latin saying, “If you had kept quiet, you would have remained a philosopher.” Reading the Commission’s defence of its proposed EU financial transaction tax (FTT), that phrase immediately sprung to mind. It’s not the strongest piece, to s…

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The FTT: Who will pay?The European Commission has now tabled its proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) applying to the eleven EU states who so far have said they’re willing to go ahead. Arguably, the proposal throws up more questions than answ…

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