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What did I write?

30 December 2010  |  5850 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Looking back – some of the most viewed posts: On EU: Questions European Tax Payers should ask: http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=2815 A digital Single Market – why and how?: http://www.finextra.com/community/Fullblog.aspx?id=4497 The future of Direct Debit – e-invoicing with standing order: http://www.finextra.com/community/Ful...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

ISO-standard for e-invoicing getting support

10 December 2010  |  4393 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Support for implementation of first global ISO-standard is starting to appear - also in Russia. And by SWIFT: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9ecbbbc#/f9ecbbbc/1 It so makes sense for countries that have not yet created dominating local standards to go directly for the global one (we are all heading for it anyway). Why waste time – a lot of t...

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Demise of cash

08 December 2010  |  6519 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Nick Jones blogged about cash. We managed to eliminate private cheques in Finland in 1983 by putting a charge (8c) on the cheque forms (picked up or mailed). At the same time there was a big drive for...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

Blame it on the banks 2

08 December 2010  |  5965 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Translating part of a Facebook note by Liisa Jaakonsaari (MEP - Finnish Social Democrat): "The crisis in Europe is not because of EU or the Euro. Rather it can be said that EU and the euro are in...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

EU Commission request delivered - global standard

07 December 2010  |  4876 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The EU-commission asked the Expert Group on e-Invoicing to come up with a standard for Europe – a global one. Now it has been delivered. The global standard has now been published. Much asked for, h

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

Blame it on the banks 1

07 December 2010  |  4745 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the late 80s there was a big growth boom in Finland - fuelled ao by ending tax break on profits on selling enterprises and strong credit expansion when the savings banks (inexperienced corporate le...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

Excellent paper from the EU Commission

02 December 2010  |  4928 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/ict/files/com712_en.pdf most here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52010DC0712:EN:NOT Loud and clear. It all starts with migratio

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

966 billion reasons for split paymentVAT

02 December 2010  |  5199 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If we want avoid a clear fall in living standards and financing capability of welfare services in EU - we need better productivity and just collection of lower taxes. The split payment VAT is an ide

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

118,8bn euros lost in 2009

02 December 2010  |  5247 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

From EU Green Paper on VAT: "The current collection model brings with it a VAT Gap due to e.g. VAT fraud, insolvencies, mistakes by the taxable persons in the VAT return and VAT avoidance schem...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

A quarter of a million pageviews

18 November 2010  |  3645 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I just got a message from Finextra stating that the 1/4 million milestone has been passed (in two years). I am very grateful to all who have taken the trouble to view posts and to Finextra for bringin...

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