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6 days ago

Sean Whelan: Taxing times for finance ministers - RTE.ie

The Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings of finance ministers taking place on Monday and Tuesday between EU finance ministers have very full and potentially explosive agendas that deal with some of the biggest economic and political issues out there, from corporate tax to the fiscal effort needed to kicks tart growth in key European economies.

Lets start close to home, with corporation tax. The roll-out of the BEPS agenda continues, and the Irish are insisting that others share the pain.

Having killed off the notorious Double Irish, Dublin now wants to ensure a level playing field.In their sights right now is the Dutch CVBV corporate construct.

Like the Double Irish, it is es

5 months ago

The week ahead in business and finance - Telegraph.co.uk

Monday June 27

Hampshire-based Porvair will reveal first-half sales have risen by 6.7pc, thanks to the recent strength in its aerospace, nuclear and seal divisions. The specialist filtration and environment technologies group, which will release its interim results today, is forecast to deliver profits for the first six months in line with expectations.

The opening of a US microfiltration plant in Ashland, Virginia, is expected to bolster the London-listed groups profits. Andrew Shepherd Barron, of Peel Hunt, said: Porvair continues to be an attractive long-term play, with a defensive element to its earnings stream. For the full year, market expectations point to an increase in

8 months ago

Saudi Arabia's financial involvement in the 9/11 attacks: An explainer - New York Daily News

President Obama speaks as King Salman bin Abd al Aziz of Saudi Arabia looks on during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 4.Pool/Getty Images President Obama speaks as King Salman bin Abd al Aziz of Saudi Arabia looks on during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 4.

Saudi Arabia has long been rumored to have helped finance the 9/11 attacks. Heres a roundup of key information surrounding the mystery:



What connection did the hijackers have to Saudi Arabia?

Of the 19 hijackers, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia.

Did the U.S. government uncover evidence of Saudi ties to the attacks?

Its unclear. The Bush administration chose to classify 28 pages of a 2002 joint Congressional report that includes information suggesting specific sources of foreign support for some of the September 11 hijackers while they were in the United States. The report notes that neither the FBI or CIA were able to address definitely the extent of such support.

Exported.;STR/REUTERS Saudi Arabia has long been rumored to have helped finance the 9/11 attacks.

Who can read the pages?

Members of Congress can request permission to read the document in a secure, soundproof room on Capitol Hill, where they are observed and not allowed to take notes.

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What have people said whove read the report?

Theyve hinted the 28 pages contain bombshells. Former Florida Senator Bob Graham said the pages include evidence the Saudi government supported the attackers. Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie said the pages blew his mind. I had to stop every couple pages andtry to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything. I think the whole country needs to go through that, Massie said. Pictures of the 9/11 hijackers are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS Pictures of the 9/11 hijackers are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Why all the secrecy?

President George W. Bush said the pages, if made public, would endanger American intelligence operations. But members of Congress whove read the pages dispute that notion. Its about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis, Stephen Lynch, a Massachusetts Democrat, told The New Yorker.

So are there conspiracy theories?

You bet. The theories involve the upper ranks of Saudi royalty bankrolling the attacks and facilitating the hijackers arrival in the U.S. The information, conspiracy theorists say, was suppressed to protect the United States relationship with oil-rich Saudi Arabia, which remains a key ally in the Middle East. Tags: saudi arabia , september 11 terrorist attacks , congress , fbi , george w. bush , explainers

10 months ago

Brandt Snedeker serves up stellar final round - ESPN

7:47 PM ET

Bob HarigSenior Writer

Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University

SAN DIEGO -- Winter arrived with a vengeance Sunday in Southern California, and while it wasn't exactly Lambeau Field in January, it was about as brutal as it gets in golf.

Gusting winds, sideways rain, cold temperatures and generally miserable conditions greeted players for the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. It was a storm all knew was coming, but one that

1 year ago

The Best Way On How To Organize Your Personal Finances

Having money to spend is nice! However, spending what you cannot afford is not! Take a glance at these simple tips to help you manage your personal finances, and allow you to spend what you need while saving for what you want.

Exercise caution when you estimate what sort of mortgage payments you can afford. A mortgage is a very long-term financial proposition. Meeting your payment obligations will rely on how much money you will earn over a number of years. Keep in mind the possibility that your income may stay constant or even fall in the future, when you consider mortgage payments.

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1 year ago

Excellent Information To Help You Become A Better Money Manager

Dealing with personal finance is a skill that every adult must learn. The problem is that many people never learn the right way to handle their money, having learned the skill from their parents, who also learned from their parents. Here are some solid suggestions for handling personal finances well.

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