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Tax hikes, security dent Mexican president's approval rating - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For the first time, more Mexicans disapprove of President Enrique Pena Nieto's performance than approve, partly because of his tax increases, according to a newspaper poll released on Sunday, the anniversary of his first year in office.

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Tax hikes hit Mexican president's approval rating - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating fell on the back of tax hikes that he pushed through as part of a wide-reaching economic reform drive, according to a new poll published on Tuesday for daily newspaper El Universal.

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Obama tax blueprint opening gambit in potential tax rewrite

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday revived a list of his favourite tax ideas, hoping to raise $580 billion (378.3 billion pounds) in new revenues from the wealthy over a decade in a potential opening gambit to forge a deal with Congress to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

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Obama says budget offers fiscally responsible path, urges compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday his budget proposal offers a fiscally responsible path to deficit reduction and job creation and called for Republican lawmakers to compromise with him.

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Obama says budget offers fiscally responsible path, urges compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday his budget proposal offers a fiscally responsible path to deficit reduction and job creation and called for Republican lawmakers to compromise with him.

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MB Azizan refuses to comment on Kedah Government’s rising debt

ALOR SETAR: Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak has refused to comment on the state government’s debt which has allegedly ballooned to RM3bil over the past five years under the PAS-led state government.

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Obama digs in heels, refuses to negotiate debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiations with Republicans over raising the U.S. borrowing limit, accusing his opponents of trying to extract a ransom for not ruining the economy in the latest fiscal fight.

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Obama digs in heels, refuses to negotiate debt ceiling

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiations with Republicans over raising the U.S. borrowing limit, accusing his opponents of trying to extract a ransom for not ruining the economy in the latest fiscal fight.

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Nearly 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers don't file taxes - group

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors.

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Nearly 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers don't file taxes - group

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors.