G7 ministers agree plan on digital tax but more work ahead

G7 ministers agree plan on digital tax but more work ahead

Ministers from G7 top economies on Thursday reached consensus on steps towards an accord on taxing digital giants, an issue that has divided the United States and its allies Britain and France. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who hosted th...
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