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19 July 2013

Crackdown on big business tax avoidance planned

Author: Patrick Wintour, Guardian (UK)

Governments risk "global tax chaos" as they chase dwindling revenues from multinational companies unless the international tax regime is radically overhauled, according to a report commissioned by the G20 group of nations...The...report...says "a bold...

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21 June 2013

Will the New Alliance help Africa's poor?

Author: Al Jazeera

A year after the launch of a US-led initiative to lift millions out of poverty and hunger in Africa...[s]everal NGOs and civil society organisations say this solution focuses too heavily on private investment and is the wrong solution to a complex and...

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20 June 2013
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Author: El hadji Abdoulaye Thiam, Le Soleil (Sénégal)

Le chef de l’Etat, Macky Sall, a participé au Forum New York-Afrique à Libreville, à une rencontre à Londres et au sommet du G8 en Irlande. Lors de cette rencontre, Macky Sall s’est fait le porte-parole de l’Afrique. Il a souligné que la terre doit...

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17 June 2013
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Author: Aimé Nabaloum, Le Pays (Burkina Faso)

Le Burkina Faso a été déclaré pays conforme de l’Initiative pour la transparence dans les industries extractives (ITIE) le 27 février 2013...pour accompagner le [pays]...[un cadre de travail a été créé par]...le G8, sur proposition de la Grande...

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14 June 2013

In Guinea we want our resource wealth to work for all the people

Author: Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, in Guardian (UK)

We need G8 support for transparency and good global business governance so that our assets can be used to benefit everyone rather than just a few greedy mining companies and politicians...Guinea has vast mineral wealth…Making these assets work for all...

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10 June 2013

G8 summit Jun 2013 & tax avoidance coverage

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The UK is hosting the G8 summit in Northern Ireland between 17-18 June and the issue of corporate tax avoidance is expected to be high on the agenda. Below is a selection of media coverage concerning tax avoidance and the G8 meeting.

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6 June 2013

Catholic bishops urge G8 to tackle tax avoidance

Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian (UK)

Cardinal Brady, the head of Ireland's Catholic church, has urged G8 leaders to make good on their pledge to tackle aggressive tax avoidance at a summit later this month, declaring that "paying a fair share of taxes" is a "moral obligation"...Last...

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16 May 2013

Fresh questions for Amazon over pittance it pays in tax [UK]

Author: Ian Griffiths & Simon Bowers, Guardian [UK]

MPs are ready to haul Amazon back to parliament to answer new questions about its tax status in Britain after a Guardian investigation's findings suggest the online retailer is pushing the tax rulebook to its limits to minimise its tax bill. Company...

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1 May 2013

[PDF] Who pays the price? Hunger: the hidden cost of tax injustice

Author: Christian Aid

Christian Aid estimates that businesses that benefit from lack of transparency in trade and financial systems deprive the poorer countries where they trade of some US$160bn (£102bn) in tax revenues every year… In this report, Christian Aid provides...

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30 April 2013

Curtailing Illicit Financial Flows a Human Rights Imperative

Author: Raymond W. Baker, Director of Global Financial Integrity on Trust.org

[W]e estimate that $859 billion drained illicitly out of developing countries in 2010…With governments unable to accurately tax this income, less money is available for infrastructure development and the provision of critical services….Illicit...

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