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   Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015: Corruption Still Rife But 2015 Saw Pockets of Hope
Source: www.transparency.org
Source Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management
Summary: 2015 showed that people working together can succeed in the battle against corruption. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index than declined.
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   Digital Enablement - Bridging the Digital Divide to Connect People and Society
Source: http://www.huawei.com
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: In the future, more connections, sensors, devices, data, video, analytics will lead to even more productive agriculture, healthier individuals, stronger economies, thriving ecosystems, and efficient transport. A new divide between things will accentuate a deeper divide between the people that use them. Precisely because the digital divide is deepening between the digitally enabled and the digitall ... Read More
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   OECD Countries Agree to Share Info to Combat Corporate Tax Avoidance
Source: http://news.yahoo.com
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: More than 30 OECD countries signed an agreement to share information about multinationals in a push to boost transparency following public anger over large corporations playing the system to lower their tax bills. Under the new rules, multinationals will have to report country by country how much they make and what they pay in taxes. The move is aimed at stopping firms from using complicated ... Read More
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   31 Nations Sign Data-Sharing Pact to Tax Multinationals
Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: 'Release the audit-hounds' says OECD as it targets legal-but-black-hearted tax tricks 31 nations this week signed a data-sharing agreement that will see multinational companies' financial reports shared widely, the better to understand their global financial contortions. The Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) is an instrument of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and De ... Read More
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   OECD Countries to Cooperate Against Tax Avoidance by Major Corporations
Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: More than 30 OECD countries signed an agreement Wednesday to share information about multinationals in a push to boost transparency following public anger over large corporations playing the system to lower their tax bills. Under the new rules, multinationals will have to report country by country how much they make and what they pay in taxes. The move is aimed at stopping firms from using c ... Read More
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   Raising Corporate Tax Would Derail Investment, Study Finds
Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: A surge in corporate tax receipts last year has been linked to a move by Apple to shift some of its intellectual property rights here in wake of global moves to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance under the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative. Even a modest rise in Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate could seriously undermine the flow of foreign direct investmen ... Read More
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   Govts Face Tough Task Chasing Tax from Multinationals
Source: http://business.asiaone.com
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Governments across the developed world have been working to clamp down on tax avoidance by multinational companies. But a number of recent high-profile cases serve only to highlight the uphill battle they face. On Wednesday, more than 30 countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) signed an agreement to share information about multinationals in a push to boo ... Read More
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   APEC States Nod to Ease Rules on Financial Product Sales
Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Seven members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum have agreed to liberalise cross-border sales of investment products by financial-services professionals in the region. Finance officials and regulators from seven Apec economies, namely Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, signed on January 18 in Singapore a memorandum of cooperat ... Read More
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   APEC Cuts Environmental Goods Tariffs
Source: http://www.apec.org
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The 21 APEC economies have published details on their implementation of tariff cuts on a list of 54 environmentally friendly goods, boosting trade and improving access to the tools needed to fight climate change. The conclusion of this APEC initiative, the first multilateral tariff-cutting arrangement in 20 years, will help to lower the cost of environmental goods such as solar panels, wind tu ... Read More
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   Regional Economic Integration Is Key to Development Success in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Source: http://en.trend.az/
Source Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: As the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus celebrate the 25th anniversary of their independence, structural reform has become critical. The key to meeting many of the challenges, and seizing the opportunities of the changing global environment is closer regional economic integration with the rest of Asia and the Pacific. Much has already been achieved in the post-independence era. Market ... Read More
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