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Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Uganda's parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

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Saudis move to push oil prices higher, in break from past policy

Crown Prince Mohammed is behind the move, which aims to raise revenue as his government seeks to carry out a wide-ranging economic overhaul

Indonesia goes hi-tech in hunt for tax assets

Tax office to update outdated technology to increase collection

Sarawak finding ways to increase revenue

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is reviewing constitutional provisions to see where it can exercise its rights to increase revenue for the state.

U.S. tax bill may face lawsuits with long odds but political payoffs

(Reuters) - Democratic-leaning states may take legal action to challenge the cap on deductions of state and local taxes under the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and even though such lawsuits would face long odds they could help galvanise Democrats for next year's mid-term election.

Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for North Korea

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.

Blip for Sapura Energy

VOLATILE is one word to describe just what Sapura Energy Bhd’s share price and opinion on the stock have been since it released a big quarterly loss the market was not expecting.

Reforms are a success, says Jokowi

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said government reforms to boost the economy are starting to pay off, enabling it to embark on the biggest infrastructure plan in the nation’s history.

U.S. top court to consider reviving New Jersey sports betting law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bid to revive a state statute legalizing sports betting that was struck down by lower courts as a violation of federal law.