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JAPAN-TOURISM/CHINA
RTX284F0 
February 23, 2016 
People cross a street outside a tax free department store popular among Chinese tourists in Tokyo, Japan,... 
Tokyo, Japan 
People cross a street outside a tax free department store popular among Chinese tourists in Tokyo 
People cross a street outside a tax free department store popular among Chinese tourists in Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2016. Chinese tourists spent less in Tokyo shops during the Lunar New Year holidays compared with a year earlier, retailers said, as a stronger yen and slower economic growth at home discouraged the kind of "explosive buying" that became a buzzword in 2015. Picture taken February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter 
JAPAN-ECONOMY/
RTX26L1J 
February 12, 2016 
Chinese tourists look at a brochure of a tax free department store in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2016.... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Chinese tourists look at a brochure of a tax free department store in Tokyo 
Chinese tourists look at a brochure of a tax free department store in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
JAPAN-TOURISM/CHINA
RTX26L13 
February 12, 2016 
Chinese tourists stand outside a tax free department store in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2016. Chinese... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Chinese tourists stand outside a tax free department store in Tokyo, Japan 
Chinese tourists stand outside a tax free department store in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2016. Chinese tourists spent less in Tokyo shops during the Lunar New Year holidays compared with a year earlier, retailers said, as a stronger yen and slower economic growth at home discouraged the kind of "explosive buying" that became a buzzword in 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter 
JAPAN-ECONOMY/
RTX26L11 
February 12, 2016 
People cross a street outside a tax free department store popular among Chinese tourists in Tokyo, Japan,... 
Tokyo, Japan 
People cross a street outside a tax free department store popular among Chinese tourists in Tokyo 
People cross a street outside a tax free department store popular among Chinese tourists in Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter 
TAIWAN-CHINA/
RTS3H25 
October 07, 2015 
Chinese tourists shop in the Everrich duty free shopping mall in Kinmen county, Taiwan, September 8,... 
Kinmen, Taiwan 
Chinese tourists shop in the Everrich duty free shopping mall in Kinmen county 
Chinese tourists shop in the Everrich duty free shopping mall in Kinmen county, Taiwan, September 8, 2015. Rustic Kinmen, with a population of less than 129,000, is a half-hour ferry ride to China, but it takes an hour to fly to major Taiwan cities. Just off its shores, glass-walled high-rises wink seductively from the booming mainland port of Xiamen in one of China's most prosperous provinces. Kinmen is eyeing closer commercial ties with China. It wants to pipe water from Xiamen and has plans to build a bridge and set up a glittering free trade zone with the city. China is seeking unification with Taiwan under its "one country, two systems" formula by which Hong Kong, a former British colony, returned to Chinese rule in 1997. And Kinmen, or "Golden Gate", is a test for China's ambitions to recover Taiwan through soft power. Picture taken September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang 
LME-MALAYSIA/TAX
RTR4UFZ4 
March 23, 2015 
Aluminium ingots are seen outside a warehouse that stores London Metal Exchange stocks in Port Klang... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Aluminium ingots are seen outside a warehouse that stores London Metal Exchange stocks in Port Klang... 
Aluminium ingots are seen outside a warehouse that stores London Metal Exchange stocks in Port Klang Free Zone, outside Kuala Lumpur, March 23, 2015. Malaysia's customs agency hopes to reach an agreement soon with the London Metal Exchange, after the LME threatened to stop registering new metal in the country if the new Malaysian Goods and Services tax, due to take effect next month, was levied in two bonded zones there, a customs official said. Malaysia is a major storage point for LME metals, holding more than 430,000 tonnes, including nearly half of the LME's nickel stocks, 85 percent of its tin, a third of its lead and almost a fifth of its copper inventories. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
LME-MALAYSIA/TAX
RTR4UFYE 
March 23, 2015 
Aluminium ingots are seen outside a warehouse that stores London Metal Exchange stocks in Port Klang... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Aluminium ingots are seen outside a warehouse that stores London Metal Exchange stocks in Port Klang... 
Aluminium ingots are seen outside a warehouse that stores London Metal Exchange stocks in Port Klang Free Zone, outside Kuala Lumpur, March 23, 2015. Malaysia's customs agency hopes to reach an agreement soon with the London Metal Exchange, after the LME threatened to stop registering new metal in the country if the new Malaysian Goods and Services tax, due to take effect next month, was levied in two bonded zones there, a customs official said. Malaysia is a major storage point for LME metals, holding more than 430,000 tonnes, including nearly half of the LME's nickel stocks, 85 percent of its tin, a third of its lead and almost a fifth of its copper inventories. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
USA-NEWJERSEY/TRUMP-PROTESTS
RTR4BJ3F 
October 25, 2014 
Letters are removed from the Trump Plaza Casino signage in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 24, 2014.... 
Atlantic City, UNITED STATES 
Letters are removed from the Trump Plaza Casino signage in Atlantic City, New Jersey 
Letters are removed from the Trump Plaza Casino signage in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 24, 2014. The Taj Mahal was slated to close on Nov. 13 but said it would stay open for an unspecified period after winning benefit cuts in court. But state and local governments have balked at offering tax concessions. If the Taj closes, it will be the fifth of 12 casinos in the city to close amid fierce competition from casinos in neighboring states. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
USA/PUERTORICO/BONDS
RTR3GO80 
March 11, 2014 
A store remains closed in the Santurce sector in San Juan, March 11, 2014. Puerto Rico on Tuesday sold... 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 
A store remains closed in the Santurce sector in San Juan 
A store remains closed in the Santurce sector in San Juan, March 11, 2014. Puerto Rico on Tuesday sold $3.5 billion of junk-rated bonds at a surprisingly low tax-free interest rate under 9 percent, which was still high enough to tempt investors to snap up the bonds despite the Caribbean island's difficult cash position. Worries linger about Puerto Rico's economy, which has been shrinking nearly non-stop since 2006 and suffers from a dwindling population, high unemployment now topping 15 percent, and chronic government budget deficits. REUTERS/Ana Martinez (PUERTO RICO - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPJM 
December 18, 2012 
The A-One Business Centre is pictured in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva December 12, 2012. Cash-strapped... 
ROLLE, Switzerland 
The A-One Business Centre is pictured in Rolle 
The A-One Business Centre is pictured in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva December 12, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE Picture taken December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPGN 
December 18, 2012 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation",... 
Bern, Switzerland 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation",... 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation", poses for a photographer with his book in Bern December 14, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. Picture taken December 14, 2012. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPGM 
December 18, 2012 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation",... 
Bern, Switzerland 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation",... 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation", poses for a photographer with his book in Bern December 14, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. Picture taken December 14, 2012. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPGL 
December 18, 2012 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation",... 
Bern, Switzerland 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation",... 
Pascal Broulis, finance minister of the Swiss canton of Vaud and author of a 2011 book, "Happy Taxation", poses for a photographer with his book in Bern December 14, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. Picture taken December 14, 2012. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPGJ 
December 18, 2012 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December12, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign... 
ROLLE, Switzerland 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in Rolle 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December12, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. Picture taken December 12, 2012. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE This logo has been updated and is no longer in use. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS LOGO) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPGI 
December 18, 2012 
The A-One Business Centre is pictured in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December12, 2012. Cash-strapped... 
ROLLE, Switzerland 
The A-One Business Centre is pictured in Rolle 
The A-One Business Centre is pictured in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December12, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. Picture taken December 12, 2012. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) 
TAX-SWISS/EUROPE
RTR3BPGG 
December 18, 2012 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December12,... 
ROLLE, Switzerland 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December12, 2012. Cash-strapped foreign governments have already chipped away at the secrecy that allows rich individuals to store tax-free funds in Swiss bank accounts. Now Europe's governments have turned the spotlight on the incentives Switzerland offers companies. To match Insight TAX-SWISS/EUROPE Picture taken December 12, 2012. This logo has been updated and is no longer in use. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS LOGO) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXHH 
November 27, 2012 
A woman from China stands with a shopping trolley in front of a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
A woman from China stands with a shopping trolley in front of a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
A woman from China stands with a shopping trolley in front of a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXHF 
November 27, 2012 
Women look at cosmetic products in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14,... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Women look at cosmetic products in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt 
Women look at cosmetic products in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXHD 
November 27, 2012 
Men look at cosmetic products in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012.... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Men look at cosmetic products in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt 
Men look at cosmetic products in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXHB 
November 27, 2012 
A man with a tablet computer stands in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
A man with a tablet computer stands in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt 
A man with a tablet computer stands in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXH6 
November 27, 2012 
Men wheel shopping trolleys in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012.... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Men wheel shopping trolleys in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt 
Men wheel shopping trolleys in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXH1 
November 27, 2012 
A man looks at goods in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
A man looks at goods in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt 
A man looks at goods in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXGV 
November 27, 2012 
Cosmetic products are pictured in a bag in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Cosmetic products are pictured in a bag in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt 
Cosmetic products are pictured in a bag in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt.Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXGS 
November 27, 2012 
Benny, 32, from China, makes his way to the cash desk in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Benny from China makes his way to the cash desk in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt... 
Benny, 32, from China, makes his way to the cash desk in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt.Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXGR 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, (R) says goodbye to Benny, 32, from China, in front... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Hussein says goodbye to Benny from China in front of a Duty Free store... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, (R) says goodbye to Benny, 32, from China, in front of a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXGQ 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, (L) poses with Benny, 32, from China in a Duty... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Hussein poses with Benny from China in a Duty Free store at the Fraport... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, (L) poses with Benny, 32, from China in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXGL 
November 27, 2012 
Benny, 32, from China shows a shopping list on his smart phone in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Customer from China shows a shopping list on his smart phone in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
Benny, 32, from China shows a shopping list on his smart phone in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new Mandarin-speaking personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXGB 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43 (C) and a sales assistant help Benny, 32, from China... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper help customer from China to purchase cosmetic goods in a Duty Free... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43 (C) and a sales assistant help Benny, 32, from China (L) to purchase cosmetic goods in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXG9 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43 (C) and a sales assistant help Benny, 32, from China... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper help customer from China to purchase cosmetic goods in a Duty Free... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43 (C) and a sales assistant help Benny, 32, from China (L) to purchase cosmetic goods in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXFH 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Hussein laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXFE 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Hussein laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
EUROPE-CHINA/AIRPORTSHOPPER
RTR3AXFD 
November 27, 2012 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the... 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Hussein laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport... 
Mandarin-speaking personal shopper Wasim Hussein, 43, laughs as he poses in a Duty Free store at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt November 14, 2012. Frankfurt airport's new personal shopper service is just one example of how leisure and travel firms in crisis-struck Europe are trying to tap into the seemingly inexhaustible spending power of Chinese tourists. Value-added tax (VAT) refund data shows that Chinese travellers, who could overtake Germans as the world's biggest spenders on foreign travel this year, top the tax free shopping leaderboard in European cities like Paris, London and Frankfurt. Picture taken November14, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) 
PUERTORICO-ECONOMY/LOTTERY
RTR36CHY 
August 07, 2012 
A customer checks the IVU Loto on his printed receipt at a coffee shop in San Juan July 31, 2012. Urgently... 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 
A customer checks the IVU Loto on his printed receipt at a coffee shop in San Juan 
A customer checks the IVU Loto on his printed receipt at a coffee shop in San Juan July 31, 2012. Urgently looking to boost revenue after six years of recession, government officials hope the island's sales-and-use tax lottery -- or IVU (impuesto sobre ventas y uso) Loto, as it is called in Spanish -- will jump-start collection of sales taxes, which came in below expectations in the fiscal year ended in June. The IVU Loto automatically enters shoppers in twice weekly cash draws for as much as $25,000, as well as car raffles, and is just a single prong of a government campaign to get more revenue from Puerto Rico's 7 percent sales-and-use tax. Picture taken July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez (PUERTO RICO - Tags: SOCIETY) 
ASIA RETAILERS/CHINA
RTXX1A3 
January 25, 2011 
Liu Jun, Chinese tourist from Guangzhou, shops at a duty free department store during a photo opportunity... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Liu Jun, Chinese tourist from Guangzhou, shops at a duty free department store during a photo opportunity... 
Liu Jun, Chinese tourist from Guangzhou, shops at a duty free department store during a photo opportunity in Seoul January 25, 2011. Retailers across Asia are poised for a sales boost during the Lunar New Year holidays as China's new ranks of big spenders head abroad for the peak shopping period. Strong economic growth and rising incomes are expected to bolster Chinese retailers. REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS) 
CUBA-REFORM/TAXES
RTXTTVR 
October 25, 2010 
An electrician repairs a television set in his workshop at his home in Havana October 25, 2010. Cuba... 
Havana, Cuba 
An electrician repairs a television set in his workshop at his home in Havana 
An electrician repairs a television set in his workshop at his home in Havana October 25, 2010. Cuba has set income tax rates at 25 to 50 percent for its soon to be expanded private sector, with the biggest earners paying the most taxes, according to official decrees published on Monday. The cash-strapped government is looking to the self-employed to increase tax revenues to help pay for expensive social programs such as free health care and education. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
CUBA-REFORM/TAXES
RTXTTV0 
October 25, 2010 
Posters of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro are seen on a bookshop window in Havana October 25, 2010.... 
Havana, Cuba 
Posters of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro are seen on a bookshop window in Havana 
Posters of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro are seen on a bookshop window in Havana October 25, 2010. Cuba has set income tax rates at 25 to 50 percent for its soon to be expanded private sector, with the biggest earners paying the most taxes, according to official decrees published on Monday. The cash-strapped government is looking to the self-employed to increase tax revenues to help pay for expensive social programs such as free health care and education. The poster reads: "51 years, Revolution". REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
JAPAN-CHINA/TOURISTS
RTR2FZ2B 
July 01, 2010 
A woman clad in a yukata, or a casual summer kimono, hands out flyers to tourists at a duty-free retail... 
Tokyo, Japan 
To match Reuters Life! JAPAN-CHINA/TOURISTS 
A woman clad in a yukata, or a casual summer kimono, hands out flyers to tourists at a duty-free retail store at Tokyo's Akihabara district July 1, 2010. Japan relaxed its visa requirements for Chinese tourists on Thursday, hoping to attract more well-heeled travellers from its giant neighbour and cash in on demand for electronics, cosmetics and luxury goods. The sign reads, "Welcome Suning Electronics' Tokyo lucky draw winners". To match Reuters Life! JAPAN-CHINA/TOURISTS REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL POLITICS SOCIETY) 
GREECE-TAX/
RTR29QD0 
February 01, 2010 
A man walks past with a shopping bag outside a central department store in Athens January 25, 2010. Cafes,... 
Athens, Greece 
A man walks past with a shopping bag outside a central department store in Athens 
A man walks past with a shopping bag outside a central department store in Athens January 25, 2010. Cafes, shops and taxis around Athens are handing out receipts by the thousands to customers frantically stuffing their pockets with proof of payment for anything from a glass of ouzo to a family Sunday lunch. Business has not suddenly turned good in recession-hit Greece, but people are clamouring for receipts after the government announced in December they would be required to claim a standard income tax-free allowance that was previously granted automatically. .Picture taken January 25, 2010.
REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) 
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February 01, 2010 
A bartender issues a receipt inside a cafe-bar in central Athens January 25, 2010. Cafes, shops and taxis... 
Athens, Greece 
A bartender issues a receipt inside a cafe in central Athens 
A bartender issues a receipt inside a cafe-bar in central Athens January 25, 2010. Cafes, shops and taxis around Athens are handing out receipts by the thousands to customers frantically stuffing their pockets with proof of payment for anything from a glass of ouzo to a family Sunday lunch. Business has not suddenly turned good in recession-hit Greece, but people are clamouring for receipts after the government announced in December they would be required to claim a standard income tax-free allowance that was previously granted automatically. Picture taken January 25.
REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) 
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February 12, 2009 
The British Telecom tower is seen in Birmingham, central England February 10, 2009. Britain's BT Group... 
Birmingham, United Kingdom 
The British Telecom tower is seen in Birmingham 
The British Telecom tower is seen in Birmingham, central England February 10, 2009. Britain's BT Group on Thursday announced it saw core earnings slump 9 percent in the third quarter and pre-tax profits crash 81 percent due to problems at its global network services unit, while its pension swung to a big deficit. BT said it would work to improve profitability at Global Services, save costs and limit capital expenditure to hit a new target of generating free cash flow of over 1 billion pounds ($1.44 billion) next year. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN) 
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May 24, 2006 
A man walks past a sign depicting the readiness for the up-coming hurricane storm season and 'tax free... 
Boca Raton, USA 
Man walks past sign in front of store depicting readiness for up-coming hurricane season and temporary... 
A man walks past a sign depicting the readiness for the up-coming hurricane storm season and 'tax free hurricane week' in Boca Raton, Florida, May 24, 2006. Hurricane season begins June 1, and the state of Florida has discontinued sales tax on all hurricane related items like batteries, plywood, water and generators for one week from May 21 through June 1. REUTERS/Marc Serota 
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