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CREATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR CROSS BORDER TAX TRANSPARANCY
By ROBERTO BERNALES
International tax consultant and Professor of Tax Law of the University of Deusto

A long way has been walked since 2009 when the new era in tax exchange of information started.Today there seems to be consensus between most jurisdictions in the world on the steps taken and the w..

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GENDER PARITY IN THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE – AN ECONOMIC DRIVER
By Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Women often face more restrictive collateral requirements, shorter maturity of loans, and higher interest rates than men.Removing discriminatory laws on property and inheritance rights can be a fir..

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OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT
By HELEN WONG
CEO, Greater China, HSBC

COP21 in Paris last year was an historic turning point in the fight against climate change. The job of financing the change is as unprecedented as the agreement itself, with the G20 Finance Minist..

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BUILDING A FINANCIAL SYSTEM THAT INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
By Scott Vaughan
President International Institute for Sustainable Development

We are seeing a new generation of micro-credit systems, crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending that can scale up the development and deployment of green technologies. Sustainable development is an ..

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Trade as a force for Good
By Roberto Azevedo
Director General WTO

We need to promote a well-informed,  calm and balanced debate,  and we need to continue working to reform  and improve the global trading system, to the benefit of all. Amidst the recent flood o..

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Infrastructure: A global asset class
By Scott Sleyster
Chief investment officer of Pramerica Financial Inc.

“For life insurers, long term investment strategies, such as infrastructure project investing, are vital to our liability-driven portfolio management process.” Accompaniments: •Pull quote: ..

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Revitalizing global partnership IBFD launches tax think tank for Africa
By IBFD

The International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is a leading provider of crossborder tax expertise. Established in 1938, IBFD holds true to its original mission to promote the understanding..

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The OECD BEPS project:Striving for a lasting legacy
By Ernst Young

The first major challenge of the G20/OECD Project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has been met, with the publication of the 15 Action items in advance of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting. ..

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Inclusiveness, Implementation and International Tax Transparency
By Gabriela Ramos
OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

To this day, economic growth remains unsteady and uneven across the globe. Important uncertainties such as the economic slowdown in emerging market economies, the strength of economic recovery in the ..

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Setting the foundations for economic stability
By EnriquePena Nieto
President of Mexico

Since 2008, the Group of 20 has been instrumental in placing the world economy on the track of recovery. As financial markets and economic growth regained steam, the G20 gradually evolved to an effici..

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Implications of new European benchmark legislation for asset managers, indexing companies, and institutional investors
By Dr Hartmut Graf
CEO, STOXX Ltd

Summary:The European Commission has proposed legislation that aims to further reinforce the integrity of benchmarks in Europe and abroad. If passed in its current form, however, this legislationcould ..

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Financing for Development
By Dr Mohamed Ali
Chairman , IDB

Your Excellency, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, the President of Ethiopia Excellencies, Heads of States Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great privilege to address you today at this epoch-makin..

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Enhancing multi-lateral trade
By Roberto Azevedo
Director General WTO

The World Trade Organization is marking its 20th anniversary this year. While these two decades have brought numerous challenges, the WTO has succeeded in significantly enhancing the multilateral trad..

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Joint meeting of G20 Finance & Labour Ministers
By Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Director General, International Labour Organisation

Thank you, Chair. Ministers, the initiative to hold this joint session is most timely for three main reasons. First, growth has disappointed for a number of years and has continued to disappoint ..

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Goals to end extreme poverty by 2030
By Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President , world Bank

Good morning. Welcome to the 2015 World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings. It’s great to be in Lima. Peru has been a wonderful host and we’re grateful for all it has done to prepare for our arrival. ..

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Ebola: Lessons learned
By Dr.Margaret Chan
Director General, WHO

Honourable ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I will focus my remarks on lessons learned and the IHR. Managing the global regime for controlling the international spread of disease is a central an..

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The Aegean Free Zone Attracts International Manufacturing Companies
By ESBAS

The Aegean Free Zone, Turkey’s foremost manufacturing zone, has a prime location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Situated in the city of Izmir, with easy access to por..

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The time is now for sustainable investing
By Jessica Robinson
Chief Executive Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) and ASrIA’s Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

  The time is now for sustainable investing.  It is no longer an investment approach that is pursued by niche, ethical or impact investors.  Sustainable investing is going mainstream.  ..

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A Global Tax Evolution: the changing world in tax
By Albert Baker
Deloitte

The global picture Recent years have witnessed considerable public anger, particularly in Europe and Australia, over apparently low tax bills paid by certain companies. As a result the OECD plan wa..

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An objective benchmark for the money market
By Hartmut Graf
CEO Stoxx Ltd

 The financial crisis has disillusioned investors in many ways. One painful experience was that some institutions that were once trusted, now no longer have investors’ trust. For example, commonly ..

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Vanuatu: discover what matters
By Simeon Athy
Governor, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

“If you are looking for a safe environment to retire and or to start up a business offshore in a more relaxed, safe and highly modern business environment then Vanuatu is the country that you should..

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Restoring Integrity of Tax Systems – a taxing crossroad
By Kennedy Munyandi
IBFD

It may be argued that the OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has two main complementary objectives: The first main objective is the elimination of international tax avoid..

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G20: The shift in the global economy
By ROBERTO AZEVEDO
WTO Director General

The G-20 first met in 1999, on the eve of the millennium. Its creation anticipated a great shift in the global economy – a shift in which trade would play a major role. Since then we have seen st..

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Delivering the international tax system of the future, together
By Chris Sanger
Ernst & young - Global tax policy advisor

The tax world has been actively following the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project since it was first suggested. As the project moves forward, all stakeholders need to keep in mind a numb..

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