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Closing global tax “loopholes” a big benefit to women

Making the global tax system fairer and closing loopholes would be a huge benefit to women.

That’s the view of Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, a confederation dedicated to fighting poverty worldwide.

Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings, she said that it was vital to address the economic challenges faced by women and girls.

Up to 70% drop in oil revenue hits Nigeria “hard”

A 70 per cent drop in oil revenue in Nigeria has hit the West African country “quite hard” according to Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun.

Speaking on the margins of the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Ms Adeosun said that the government needed to diversify its revenue base by ensuring improved collection of tax, customs and non-oil revenues.

She’s been talking to Bruce Edwards.

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Kosovo: Serbs stage protests at UN tax collection centres

Responding to a series of demonstrations held by Kosovo Serbs to protest the setting up of tax collection centres in northern Kosovo, the United Nations mission in the province said today that the establishment of these points was "nothing new" and that all Kosovars would gain from the collected revenues.