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# Tobin Tax

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# Financial transaction tax
11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them
Concerns about jobs at the IFSC are among the reasons that Ireland has not signed up to implementing a levy on financial transactions despite Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany and France all doing so.
# Transaction Tax
10 EU states to bring in financial transaction tax legislation
Its estimated the tax could yield as much as €57 billion if introduced on a EU-wide basis but concerns remain in Ireland that its introduction could see jobs transferred abroad.
Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way
Proposals for a European financial transaction tax are wishful thinking – and won’t hinder the bankers, writes Arthur Doohan.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce a financial transaction tax?
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has rejected the introduction of a tax on financial market transactions but what do you think of the idea?
# Tobin Tax
Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses
The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.
Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future
Imagine the difference €500million could make for our ailing health services – yet the Government is opposed, writes Labour MEP Nessa Childers.
# Stimulus
Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus
France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.
# Transaction Tax
MEPs clear way for 'opt out' on transaction tax feared by Noonan
A European Parliament committee allows countries to opt out of a transactions tax – a proposal Michael Noonan openly opposes.
Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route
We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce a 'Robin Hood' tax?
A transaction tax would raise revenue for the government – but may encourage financial institutions to take their business elsewhere. What do you think?
# France
Sarkozy says he will impose a French 'Robin Hood' tax
The French president is proposing to introduce a 0.1 per cent levy on financial transactions as well as a number of other reforms ahead of a re-election battle in April.
# Corporation Tax
France and Germany in new plan to harmonise corporation tax - reports
Ireland looks likely to come under heavy pressure over our corporate tax rate, after details emerged of a new set of proposals from the EU power-brokers.
# Euro
'Merkozy' to meet after French issue ultimatum on transaction tax
Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that France will go it alone with the controversial ‘Tobin tax’ if agreement is not reached.
# Tobin Tax
Financial transactions tax would be bad for Ireland - FF
Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson has warned that jobs could be at risk if Ireland had to adopt the tax while Britain opts out.
# Your Say
Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal?
Ireland’s one of the 26 Euro members signing up to a new financial agreement. Do you support our signing up?
# EU
What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland?
We try to cut through the legal language and figure out precisely what 26 EU members have signed up to in Brussels.
# EU
Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change
Hungary may now also sign up to the deal agreed by euro members overnight – leaving the UK as the only EU member outside it.
# Eurozone
Noonan 'welcomes' new initiative of Sarkozy and Merkel; FF has 'cause for concern'
Michael Noonan shows cautious optimism after France and Germany outline plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’.
# Eurozone
France and Germany merge corporate tax rate – and call for ‘Eurozone government’
Sarkozy and Merkel want collective Eurozone ‘government’, and call on other countries to make laws balancing their budgets.
# Tobin Tax
MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions
The European Parliament gives its backing to a ‘Tobin Tax’ on all transactions, asking Brussels to investigate the €200bn plan.