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Google CEO insists that countries must work together on digital sales tax plans

Sunday 29 September 2019 | 21:03 CET | News
Google CEO Sundar Pichai believes that plans by countries, such as the UK, to act alone and impose a digital services tax on major technology groups will fail.

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