Archive for November, 2013
* OECD: Global Economy Recovering at Moderate Pace On the last Economic Outlook, OECD concluded that the global economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace. Read more following the link. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Liechtenstein & Isle of Man Sign OECD Multilateral Tax Convention Liechtenstein & Isle of Man join the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Council of Europe to tackle tax evasion and avoidance between its signatories. Check here and here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Canada & NZ Ratify Multilateral Tax Convention Canada and New Zealand have ratified the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. Please follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * WTO – No Global Trade DealEven the WTO’s members have come “very close to fully agreed texts”, the negotiations on the first global trade deal in the organization’s history come to a dead end.
Read more here.
* ICC-Ifo World Economic Survey International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Ifo published the latest Ifo World Economic Survey. Kindly find the main findings about the current economic situation and expectations following the link. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * HEInnovate – Entrepreneurial Online Tool The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched an online self-assessment tool for universities to measure how entrepreneurial they are. HEInnovate enables institutions to assess their performance in different areas. Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard The European Commission (DG Research and Innovation and Joint Research Centre) published the 2013 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. On first place is situated Volkswagen (Germany) and second place in the ranking goes to Samsung Electronics (South Korea). Other companies in the top-10 include five based in the US (Microsoft, Intel, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer), two in Switzerland (Roche and Novartis) and one in Japan (Toyota). Check the 2013 ranking here and the press release here.
* EU Extend Sanctions to Belarus The European Union has extended its sanctions against Belarus by another 12 months. Check here for more.
——————————————————————————————————————————————–—* Global Investment Trends Monitor UNCTAD published the Global Investment Trends Monitor. Check for findings and details here.