Tobin Tax

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More to come despite UK Tobin Tax court knockback

The EU's Court of Justice only ruled against claim on its prematurity, not merits of argument

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Financial transaction tax illegal, warn lawyers

A financial transaction tax imposed across 11 EU countries would contravene the EU treaty, lawyers from the bloc conclude

11 Sep 2013

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Financial transactions tax may “wipe out” securities trading

The International Securities Lending Association raises concerns over a financial transaction tax's impact on its market

02 Sep 2013

Financial transaction tax may curb high-frequency trading, say MPs

MPs propose a financial transactions tax on high-frequency trades in order encourage long-term planning

25 Jul 2013

Europe stalls on financial transaction tax

The introduction of a European financial transaction tax could be delayed by six months

26 Jun 2013

Memo raises concerns over FTT effect on bonds

EU countries due to introduce a financial transaction tax have expressed a range of concerns over the practicalities of the levy in a leaked memo

24 Apr 2013

Britain in legal challenge over Tobin Tax

The UK has launched legal proceedings against the Tobin Tax in protest over its potential spillover effects

22 Apr 2013

Tobin Tax breaches G20 agreements, say markets associations

Five global markets associations call on G20 to veto Tobin tax

19 Apr 2013

Financial transaction tax will cost City £4bn, study warns

City of London study blasts EU financial transaction tax as "ill-conceived" idea that will add billions of pounds to the cost of borrowing

04 Apr 2013

Despite Brussels’ determination, Tobin tax is unwieldy

Although it seems inevitable, questions still remain over the European financial transaction tax

15 Feb 2013

EU ministers to move forward on transaction tax

European finance ministers to begin talks on plans to levy a transaction tax in the face of fierce resistance from Britain

13 Mar 2012

French tax a bonus for UK says London Mayor

New transaction tax in France could see banks swap Paris for London says Boris Johnson

01 Feb 2012

KPMG: EU governments wary of transaction tax

Only three members states in European Union strongly favour a transaction tax, according to KPMG research

01 Feb 2012

Tobin tax 'could cost EU €116bn'

E&Y report says the EU's estimates are based on optimistic assumptions

09 Jan 2012

MPs concerned over Tobin tax implementation

Committee asks questions about EU pushing financial tax through despite UK veto

04 Nov 2011

Tobin Tax 'an excuse for aid failures', says Cameron

The prime minister reiterates his opposition to the financial transaction tax

03 Nov 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for Tobin Tax debate

Criticism of financial transaction tax rests on exaggerated projections, says Archbishop Rowan Williams

02 Nov 2011

Germany to push ahead with Tobin tax

Finance minister says eurozone countries should adopt financial transaction tax

31 Oct 2011

Holes found in Tobin Tax net

Financial transaction tax proposals - better alternatives exist, writes Jaimie Kaffash

12 Oct 2011

Tobin tax is likely, says banking chief

British Bankers' Association Angela Knight says she expects financial transaction tax to be introduced

05 Oct 2011

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