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WBR: UK announces "Google tax" 03 Dec 14

December 3rd, 2014

Episode 110 of 895 episodes

The British government unveils what's being called the "Google Tax" - a plan to increase tax on multinational companies who try to divert profits from the UK to other jurisdictions. Will it inspire other governments to follow suit? The Greek prime minister slams the austerity demands of his country's lenders as "irrational" as he discusses his country's next budget. We ask if Greece could survive without those lenders. Plus, a Zambian entrepreneur tells us her hopes for her country's future, half a century on from independence.

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