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Exclusive: Swiss offer U.S. tax deal for all Swiss banks

The government of Switzerland has proposed a multibillion-dollar settlement with U.S. authorities over allegations that it helped wealthy Americans avoid billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, according to sources briefed on the matter.

5 2011 | Viewed: 480 | Foreign experience | Read full
Banged about

In the 25 years since Big Bang, the mood in the City has changed from optimism to anxiety. Can it recover?

5 2011 | Viewed: 541 | Foreign experience | Read full
Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews

I began writing these Personal Technology columns 20 years ago, in October 1991, with the aim of reviewing computers and other digital products for average, mainstream users.

5 2011 | Viewed: 438 | Analytics | Read full
Russian Firms Fare Worst in Bribery Index

Russian businesses, which collectively put in billions of dollars in foreign investment last year, are most likely to offer bribes and kickbacks in commercial deals abroad, according to Transparency International's latest Bribe-Payers Index.

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Cant pay, wont pay

Companies' cash is drying up, with dire consequences for their workers.

5 2011 | Viewed: 506 | Analytics | Read full
Poor Economics takes business book prize

Poor Economics, which champions radical new ways of tackling global poverty, is the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

5 2011 | Viewed: 498 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
What Is A Tobin Tax, And Why Does Bill Gates Back It?

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has lent his weight in support for a Tobin tax, ahead of his presentation at the G20 meeting in Cannes.

5 2011 | Viewed: 479 | News / Theme of day | Read full
G20: Bill Gates Advocates Greater Transparency to Aid Developing Nations

NEW YORK, 3 November 2011 -- Bill Gates today greatly advanced efforts to aid developing nations by urging the G20 to require greater transparency by oil, gas and mineral companies, the Revenue Watch Institute said. "I believe the G20 countries should endorse legally binding transparency requirements," Mr. Gates said in a formal report to the G20, which met in Cannes, France. "The United States recently passed such legislation, and the European Union is considering it, but all G20 countries should require the mining and oil companies listed on their stock exchanges to disclose payments to governments." "Mr. Gates is very wisely helping the G20 to think beyond traditional foreign aid and to consider how countries can finance their own development," said Karin Lissakers, director of Revenue Watch. "The greatest potential is in countries that are rich in natural resources.

5 2011 | Viewed: 602 | News / Theme of day | Read full
China Makes Giant Leap With Space Docking

BEIJING-China achieved its first space docking early Thursday, a breakthrough that paves the way for a planned space station in the next decade.

3 2011 | Viewed: 464 | Foreign experience | Read full
Business Leaders Urge Bigger Role for Yuan

CANNES, France-Business leaders meeting alongside the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations summit in France on Wednesday endorsed a move toward a "multipolar" global currency system, with a greater role for the Chinese yuan.

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Euro zone contemplates future without Greece

European leaders were preparing on Thursday for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone to preserve the 12-year-old single currency.

3 2011 | Viewed: 433 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Nearly Half of Chinas Millionaires Want to Emigrate

Nearly half of China's rich are considering emigrating, said a report by the Bank of China and the Hurun Report, with the United States, Canada and Singapore taking the top three destinations spots.

3 2011 | Viewed: 398 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Mobile Internet Becomes Faster with New Modem from GSM Kazakhstan/Kcell

2 November 2011, Almaty - Operator of cellular communication GSM Kazakhstan, operating under the trademarks Kcell, Activ and Vegaline announces release on the market of the new high-speed USB-modem, ensuring data transfer rates of up to 7.2 megabits per second in the third-generation communication networks (3G).

3 2011 | Viewed: 944 | News / Theme of day | Read full
France, Germany demand Greek decision on euro

Germany and France told Greece on Wednesday it should make up its mind by mid-December whether it wants to stay in the euro zone when Greeks vote on a 130-billion-euro ($178 billion) bailout.

3 2011 | Viewed: 573 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh bank BTA posts loss on higher bad loans

Nov 1 (Reuters) - BTA , Kazakhstan's third-largest bank by assets, posted a loss of around 65 billion tenge ($439 million) in September, driven by higher bad loan provisions, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

2 2011 | Viewed: 504 | Analytics | Read full
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Sholpan Kozhamkulova
Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, KIMEP, Almaty

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