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THE practice of tax avoidance is not a recent phenomenon. It probably began as much as 6,000 years ago when the local king in a small region of Mesopotamia eventually imposed fines on those who swam across the river to avoid the dues on the local ferry.
MIAMI (AP) - Like many home owners in the U.S., hotels are starting to drown in debt.They have been enticing travelers all year with sweet deals: credits for in-house spas and restaurants, up to 50 percent off five-star rooms, even free nights.
DATUK Seri Panglima Andrew Sheng wears many hats. But over and above all the accolades and man-made positions, he is probably first and foremost a teacher. He has a way of making one think. One could sit for hours venturing onto new mental horizons with him.
SCHOOL … I always loved school, still do. I was, therefore, overjoyed to receive an invitation from the Overseas Chinese Affair of the Chinese State Council (co-organisers are the Guangdong Province Overseas Chinese Affairs office, Peking University and Jinan University), for an eight-day 'Chinese Economy Senior Training Course for Overseas Chinese Young Entrepreneurs' in mid-November.
LISBON: Germany's hard line on aid for Greece has been based on a 'moral, racial approach' and the prejudice that Greeks don't work enough, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos told a Portuguese newspaper.