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Deputy Secretary Visit Highlights Efforts to Promote Food and Economic Security

By: Andrew Baukol
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

​In a visit that highlighted the important work of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin today toured the Rugobagoba Milk Collection Center near Kigali, Rwanda.  The development of milk collection centers is part of an initiative launched by the Government of Rwanda, and supported by the AfDB, to help to advance rural development, agricultural productivity, and poverty alleviation. 

Posted in: International Affairs

Secretary Lew Speaks About Trip To China In Exclusive Caixin Online Interview

By: Holly Shulman
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

​Last week, Secretary Jacob J. Lew traveled to Beijing, China, to hold discussions with senior Chinese government officials about the economic outlook for the United States, China and the global economy.
Posted in: International Affairs

Secretary Lew and Deputy Secretary Raskin Participate in National Small Business Week

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, May 16, 2014

​Small businesses are key drivers of the U.S. economy. ​This week, Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin joined many others during National Small Business Week to show their support and highlight the importance of sustaining them. 
Posted in: National Small Business Week

How Treasury Boosts Economic Growth By Supporting Small Businesses Around the World

By: Holly Shulman
Thursday, May 15, 2014

​As people around the country participate in National Small Business Week, the Treasury Department recognizes that support for small businesses also goes beyond our borders. 
Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury Continues To Exceed Its Small Business Goals

By: Lorraine Cole, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

​National Small Business Week is an important time to think about how the department can do more to help small businesses that create jobs and strengthen our economy, and Treasury will continue striving to exceed our small business goals for a fourth consecutive year.​
Posted in: Management

myRA: Helping Small Business Owners Support Their Employees’ Retirement Goals

By: Victoria Suarez-Palomo
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

​In honor of National Small Business week, Treasury is encouraging small business owners to visit www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow to learn more about making this important program available to your employees. 
Posted in: myRA

Treasury Issues Proposed Guidance on the Definition of Real Property for the Purposes of REIT Investment

By: Mark Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

​Treasury and the IRS have proposed regulations to clarify the definition of real property for the purposes of determining whether a real estate investment trust (REIT) has a qualifying mix of assets.​
Posted in: Tax Policy

IRS Holds Free Webinars to Mark National Small Business Week

By: Erin Donar
Monday, May 12, 2014

​The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week, May 12 to 16, by holding two free webinars for small businesses.
Posted in: Small Business Week, IRS

Hong Kong Joins List of Jurisdictions with FATCA Agreements with U.S. Considered in Effect

By: Robert Stack
Friday, May 09, 2014

​As we move towards the July 1 launch of FATCA, Hong Kong today became the latest country to partner with the United States in our effort to increase global tax transparency and stop tax evasion. In just the last two weeks, Singapore, Kuwait, Indonesia and Peru among others, all reached IGAs in substance with the U.S. From Africa to Asia and the Caribbean, to the Middle East and Australia, more than 60 countries around the globe have FATCA agreements considered to be in effect.


Posted in: FATCA, Tax Policy

Charting a Path to a Strong Economic Future at the Fourth Global Women in Finance Symposium

By: Treasurer Rosie Rios
Thursday, May 08, 2014

​Last week, Treasury hosted the Global Women in Finance Symposium, bringing together women in leadership roles across the public and private sectors to discuss important economic issues. 
Posted in: Women In Finance
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