Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bill Gates Interested by Financial Transaction Tax, Figaro Says

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates told French daily Le Figaro in an interview that he’s interested in the idea of an international financial tax, provided that the level is not too high.

Gates told the newspaper that he’s “fascinated” by the fact that London and Hong Kong are able to raise substantial amounts of revenue by taxing financial transactions. Gates added that he’s in favor of taxing air and sea transport, and of increasing taxes on tobacco.

Gates made the recommendations at the request of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Le Figaro said.

Link to Company News:{MSFT US <Equity> CN <GO>}

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Whitehouse at dwhitehouse1@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.