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Final hurdle: rising to the operational challenge of transaction taxes
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14 Oct 2013

One may speculate that with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic party having secured a quite remarkable third term in office, the last in a long line of potential hurdles for the advocates of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in Europe has been overcome, writes Denis Orrock.

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Bracing for a Global Shift: Transaction Taxes
Article
26 Jul 2013

In July, the 11 European countries who are working in cooperation to introduce financial transaction taxes moved even closer to agreeing FTT rules and rates, despite global pressure from financial institutions. Within six months, these countries could be introducing their own individual rules.

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Do we really understand the FTT headache?
Article
15 May 2013

The EU Financial Transaction Tax has a very high global profile, as trading entities and legislators begin to understand the potential impact that lies ahead. Capital markets and buy-side firms have now implemented their solutions to handle the French tax and elements of the Italian tax while the task of getting prepared is underway, or at least on the agenda, for most Heads of Tax or Operations for other FTT’s. The major consultancy firms are busy advising asset managers, banks, brokers and custodians globally on the best approach as the FTT sands continue to shift.

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