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Eleven euro states back financial transaction tax

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (L), Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) and Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (L), Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) and Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012....more

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (L), Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) and Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Greek President Karolos Papoulias shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) looks on inside the presidential palace in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Greek President Karolos Papoulias shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) looks on inside the presidential palace in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Greek President Karolos Papoulias shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) looks on inside the presidential palace in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) shakes hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during their press conference at the Maximos mansion in Athens, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Thanassis Stavrakis

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) shakes hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during their press conference at the Maximos mansion in Athens, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Thanassis Stavrakis

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) shakes hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during their press conference at the Maximos mansion in Athens, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Thanassis Stavrakis
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Protester push a police barricade outside the parliament during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Protester push a police barricade outside the parliament during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Protester push a police barricade outside the parliament during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A protester throws a burning cardboard box during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester throws a burning cardboard box during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester throws a burning cardboard box during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Riot police stand guard outside the parliament in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Riot police stand guard outside the parliament in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Riot police stand guard outside the parliament in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A protester kicks a riot policemen guarding the parliament in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester kicks a riot policemen guarding the parliament in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester kicks a riot policemen guarding the parliament in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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(L-R) Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos, Slovenia's Finance Minister Janez Sustersic, Netherlands' Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager and his Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

(L-R) Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos, Slovenia's Finance Minister Janez Sustersic, Netherlands' Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager and his Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in...more

(L-R) Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos, Slovenia's Finance Minister Janez Sustersic, Netherlands' Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager and his Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) talks with Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) talks with Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) talks with Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
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Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) talks with Slovenia's Finance Minister Janez Sustersic (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. European Union finance ministers meet in Luxembourg on Tuesday to discuss issues including plans for a financial transactions tax among a core group of countries and progress towards setting up a single banking supervisor for the region. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) talks with Slovenia's Finance Minister Janez Sustersic (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. European Union finance ministers meet in Luxembourg on Tuesday to...more

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) talks with Slovenia's Finance Minister Janez Sustersic (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. European Union finance ministers meet in Luxembourg on Tuesday to discuss issues including plans for a financial transactions tax among a core group of countries and progress towards setting up a single banking supervisor for the region. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
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Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) talks with Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) talks with Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) talks with Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg (L) talks with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg (L) talks with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg (L) talks with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Denmark's Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager (L), Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) and Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Denmark's Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager (L), Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) and Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012....more

Denmark's Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager (L), Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) and Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (R) attend a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) talks with Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) talks with Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (R) talks with Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman (LUXEMBOURG - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
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