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Give us a break: How big companies are getting tax-free deals

One of the main reasons developing countries are unlikely to achieve many of the Millennium Development Goals, and escape the persistent poverty that plagues even those poorer countries that achieve decent levels of economic growth, is a lack of government revenue to pay for schools, hospitals, roads and other public services. As recession in developed countries provides yet another excuse for them to renege on their overseas aid commitments, every last drop of government spending is important.