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Population of Spain declines by 170,392, as foreigners leave

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MADRID: The central Spanish statistics institute, released figures showing that the population of Spain has declined for the third consecutive year, falling by 170,392 individuals during the year to a level of 46,600,949. On January 1st this year, the census counted 46,600,949 inhabitants in Spain, of which 41,882,085 were Spanish and 4,718,864 were foreign nationals. Amongst the foreign population, EU ... Read More »

Population of Spain declines by 170,392, as foreigners leave

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MADRID: The central Spanish statistics institute, released figures showing that the population of Spain has declined for the third consecutive year, falling by 170,392 individuals during the year to a level of 46,600,949. On January 1st this year, the census counted 46,600,949 inhabitants in Spain, of which 41,882,085 were Spanish and 4,718,864 were foreign nationals. Amongst the foreign population, EU ... Read More »

82 million people earn less than $1 a day in China

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BEIJING: The world’s second-largest economy, China, have more than 82 million poor people who earn less than $1 a day as its official poverty standard is an annual income of 2,300 yuan ($375). A senior government official, Zheng Wenkai, told media that China’s poor would rise to more than 200 million if the international standards were applied as World Bank’s ... Read More »

Youths: From assets to liability

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Pakistan is blessed with intelligent brains and myriad of hardworking workforce, but how much is its utility in this land of pure is a million dollar question. When the skilled workforce is put to work, it is an asset and when it is not, it is a liability. In the same manner, more population means more businesses and more jobs, ... Read More »

Increase in revenue linked to broadening tax base

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KARACHI: The government wants to generate more revenue, but it avoids widening tax base that is said to barely cover 0.30 per cent of the population, said former Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) president Anwar Kashif Mumtaz. He was addressing a seminar by the KTBA on “Finance Act 2014” and attended by tax practitioners and consultants in great number. He ... Read More »