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Personal Income Tax Rates

The OECD defines tax as a compulsory unrequited payment to the government. A taxable base is the base amount on which the tax rate is applied—such as corporate income, personal income, or property.

Awards

Global Finance Names The Safest Banks In Western Europe 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 — Global Finance has named the Safest Banks in Western Europe in an exclusive survey to be published in the November 2015 issue. Banks were selected through an evaluation of long-term foreign currency ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide.

Awards

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Banking

Middle East: Islamic Finance Flourishes

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gordon Platt Islamic finance is going mainstream, with Western countries planning to issue their first sovereign sukuk. It still constitutes only a small percentage of total global financial assets, and most activity is ...
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Luxembourg

Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by <em>Global Finance </em>editors, to learn more about Luxembourg economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Luxembourg best banks and safest banks are also available.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Will the ‘Google Tax’ Go Viral?

Tax officials perplexed by Google (Photo: CoolCaesar) If 2013 was the year public opinion turned solidly against the tax avoidance...
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