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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Increasingly vocal calls for taxes on sugary drinks and junk food are fueling a behind- the-scenes battle that public health officials say is reminiscent of America's war on cigarettes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Before the financial crisis unfolded, voters and officials in states across the United States placed proposals on their November ballots that would slash taxes and spend millions of dollars on new programs.
Comment - By Lee Heng Guie WE understand the government has to make choices and trade-offs to manage the medium-term fiscal challenges and limitations. It is indeed a tough and challenging political balancing act for the Finance Minister to craft a responsive budget without impairing growth and worsening the fiscal deficit.
WASHINGTON: Pakistan needs to mobilise domestic tax revenue to ensure funds for social and development programs, while reducing debt, the acting director of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday after a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan
KUALA TERENGGANU: State-linked corporation EPIC Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation Bhd (Epic), a service and facility provider for the oil and gas industry, has set a revenue target of RM1 billion through its subsidiaries next year despite slumping oil prices.
WASHINGTON: Chief executives from corporations such as Goldman Sachs and Deloitte LLP met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and offered support for resolving U.S. fiscal problems with an approach that included higher tax rates for wealthy Americans.
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.