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First came the Swedes. Then the Brits. The Americans also seem keen, as do the French and Germans. When it comes to imposing a special tax on banks, a cursory glance at the countries that favour the levies suggests that the world is united. However, there are some noteworthy dissenters and even among those who agree on the principle of bank taxes there are disagreements over details.

Read more at Financial Services Briefing: “Entente fiscale” (June 24th)