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Taxing times for miners

The island of Singapore and the Swiss canton of Zug are not well known for their mining industries, which is why investors in three of the world’s biggest mining companies should buckle up for what could be an unpleasant hit to their profits at the worst possible time.

BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Glencore along with a host of other companies, including some of the best-known technology names such as Google and Apple, are being hunted by increasingly aggressive tax