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Osborne vows tax avoidance crackdown

Osborne vows tax avoidance crackdown | Globalisation | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne unveils plans to stop businesses hiding their profits from the tax authorities in offshore "shell" companies, at the G8 summit.

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This would help countries which are hosting a lot of multinational companies to increase their revenue as currently the taxes are not paid according to where the profit is actually made.

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A visualization of migration flows

A visualization of migration flows | Globalisation | Scoop.it

By 2010, more than 215 million people--about 3 percent of the world's population--were living in countries outside of their own.

This infographic visualises the issue of migration very well and shows where and from which countries people are migrating the most.

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Where Does Foreign Aid Go?

Where Does Foreign Aid Go? | Globalisation | Scoop.it

Where does foreign direct invesment actually go and how much of it goes to which countries? This infographic shows the global distribution of all foreign-aid spending for every year from 1960 to 2010. Sometimes the directional pull of foreign aid is obvious, as in the image above. Iraq dominates the chart for 2005--at the height of the Iraq War--soaking up more than a fifth of foreign aid. The most fascinating part of this infographic is what it is not very obvious to see. Between 1960 and 2010, global spending on foreign aid increased by a factor of 30.

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