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Frieden Opposes Transaction Tax for Euro Area Only, Wort Says

January 12, 2012

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Luxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden said introducing a financial-transaction tax just for the euro area’s 17 member states would be “risky,” Luxemburger Wort newspaper reported.

Frieden said the tax should to be applied by all Group of 20 nations, according to the Luxembourg-based newspaper.

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