May 26, 2015

Australia to reconsider 'sexist tampon tax'

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey will reconsider what has been dubbed the “tampon tax” after a campaign by a university student rallied nearly 100,000 supporters in branding the levy sexist. When Australia introduced a Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2000, health products such as ...

Mexico cabbies stage traffic-stopping protest targeting Uber

May 26, 2015

Mexico cabbies stage traffic-stopping protest targeting Uber

Thousands of Mexico City taxi drivers snarled traffic in the mega-capital on Monday in a protest demanding that the government ban U.S. ride-sharing service Uber. In response, Uber fired back by offering free cab service “on a day so complicated to move” around the ...

Mar 31, 2015

Diet passes tax system revisions for fiscal 2015

The Diet on Tuesday approved legislation for tax system revisions for fiscal 2015, including postponement of the next consumption tax hike. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced late last year he was putting off the planned tax hike to 10 percent until April 2017, a ...