Belgium minister rules out wealth tax

"A wealth tax is a door we must leave shut during this legislature," Vanackere said of the 30 months before the centrist six-party coalition headed by Socialist premier Elio Di Rupo faces elections.


UBS ignored rules for profit, says "rogue trader" lawyer

Managers at Swiss bank UBS turned a blind eye when traders exceeded their agreed limits as long as the bank was making money from their deals, a lawyer for accused "rogue trader" Kweku Adoboli told a London court on Thursday.


Spain to Keep Wealth Tax in 2013 Budget

The Spanish government will keep a tax on the wealthiest in the 2013 budget as the country aims to cut its deficit down to 4.5% of the gross domestic product next year, reports Expansion in its Wednesday Internet edition, citing unidentified sources close


France To Undo Sarkozy's Wealth Tax Reform

Despite having originally planned major wealth tax reforms, the French government is now resigned to the idea of merely re-establishing the previous wealth tax scale of between 0.55% and 1.8%, and to introducing a fiscal cap of 80% of income to accompany