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The 3 Countries with the Highest Tax Rates in the World, and the 3 with the Lowest!

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The 3 Countries With the Highest Tax Rates In the World, and the 3 With the Lowest!

People often wonder which countries have the highest tax rates in the world and which have the lowest rates. Sometimes this is so that they make themselves feel better, and other times this is so they can get the hell out and move countries! Anyway, we have the answers to both these questions. Here are the top 3 countries with the highest and lowest tax rates in the world:

1) Belgium
Belgium’s marginal tax rate can be up to 54 percent! However, Belgium also ranks quite highly on many economic scales. Out of 203 countries, the GDP of Belgium is in 18th place. Its exports amount to an annual $322 billion in goods and services.
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US dollar 2011 – What Should We Expect in the Second Half of the Year?

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US dollar 2011

In this article I have discussed the current US dollar trends: where the downward pressure is coming from, what opposing forces are working to maintain its value, and what is in store for the dollar in terms of its global dominance.

Where is the downward pressure on the US dollar 2011 coming from?

The dollar stands to benefit from stronger economic results in the US in the first quarter of 2011, but with the rest of the world seeing similar improvements, their Central Banks are set to raise their interest rates before the Federal Reserve does. This will attract investors, and high yielding currencies will be likely to rally at the expense of the US dollar. Only if there is a higher than expected recovery in the US markets further into 2011, or further problems in the Eurozone will investors remain interested in the US dollar, low rates or not.
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Business in Laos: The Six Major Areas of Opportunity.

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Business In Laos: The Six Major Areas Of Opportunity.

In February 2011, I took a three-week trip to Laos, and it will be remembered for a number of reasons. The food, the kindness of the people, the intense 12-hour bus rides, the immense limestone karst formations, and last but not least, the number of times that I heard statements such as: “Laos is the new gold rush,” “this country is just overflowing with opportunities right now,” “investors have realized that now is the time to invest in Laos.” Read the rest of this entry »

Laos Investment: 3 Big Reasons Why Foreign Investment in Laos is Taking Off

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Laos Investment: 3 Big Reasons Why Foreign Investment In Laos Is Taking Off

Interested in the state of play in foreign investment in Laos? Well, I am pleased to say that I visited the country last month, and was taken back by its beauty and the kindness of its people. Never before have I been to such an “untapped” country with so much potential. Read on to find out why now is the time to invest in Laos:

Laos investment 1 – The Laotian government is now stable and is welcoming foreign investment.
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