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Gerard Depardieu Ditches French Citizenship For Russian Green Card

Posted: January 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . . | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gerard Depardieu Ditches French Citizenship For Russian Green Card

Gerard Depardieu Ditches French For Mordovian CitizenshipFrench actor Gerard Depardieu, who has threatened to forsake his homeland for Russia to avoid massive new taxes, has travelled to the central Russian region of Mordovia where he may next hang his hat.

As is his way, President Putin had sexy costumed women greet his new buddy Gerard Depardieu. The long legged Mordovian babes performed a folk dance on the tarmac as he arrived in the capital Saransk on Sunday and was served blini.

The eccentric star, a multi-millionaire is a household name in France with almost 170 films to his credit. Depardieu appeared on Russian television on Sunday showing off his very new, very red passport :: Read the full article »»»»


Taxing Times For Miners

Posted: January 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Taxing Times For Miners

Taxing Times For MinersSYDNEY: Australian miners, who have lately posted record profits and benefited from analysts’ upgrades, may soon encounter a hiccup. Australia is considering overhauling its system of taxation, and details of some proposals are coming to light. For the mining industry, Canberra would levy a 40% tax on mining projects, which would replace the current system in which individual states collect royalties based on the business conducted within their jurisdictions, according to reports in Australian newspapers.

The proposed overhaul would generate billions in new revenue for the government, a Friday report in the Sydney Morning Herald said. The article said if the comparable country-wide tax that already exists for petroleum extracted from certain Australian waters were applied to resources like iron ore and coal, Canberra could have taken in an extra $A14 billion ($12.8 billion). Read the full article »»»»