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The voice of enterprise - Edition 32

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

MEDEF: At One Planet Summit, business demonstrates its central role in fighting climate change

MEDEF's French Business Climate Pledge: 89 French companies to invest 320 billion euros for climate in the framework of the One Planet Summit

On December 11, 2017 at the MEDEF headquarter, 89 French companies demonstrated their common pledge to fight global warming by signing the “French Business Climate Pledge”. The initiative aims to reinforce French business commitment to fight against global warming for the next three years. It marks a new stage in the private sector’s mobilization to innovate and create new products and solutions based on a low-carbon strategy. With this new commitment, the French private sector intends to show that the ecological transition is now on a concrete path. Read more

 
USCC President: These are ‘Bold reforms for lasting American growth’   AiG: Digital trade initiative will deliver value to Australian industry   BusinessEurope welcomes the finalisation of FTA between EU & Japan

USCC President: These are ‘Bold reforms for lasting American growth’

Statement after final passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” sending the legislation to sign into law
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AiG: Digital trade initiative will deliver value to Australian industry

Timely to address WTO’s slow response to changing digital trading landscape
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BusinessEurope welcomes the finalisation of FTA between EU & Japan

Agreement should remove long standing tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade
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CBI responds to the breakthrough in Brexit negotiations

The breakthrough in Brussels shows that where there is a will, there is a way
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TUSIAD attends EU-Turkey high level economic dialogue in Brussels

Attention drawn to the benefits of modernizing the EU-Turkey Customs Union
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CII: Improving the business and investment climate for Indian MSMEs

The sector plays a pivotal role in the overall development & economic growth of the country
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MEDEF: Improving Business through Digital transformation

The Digital Disruption lab reflects MEDEF’s commitment to the digital transformation
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U.S. Chamber supports FCC’s repeal of Public Utility Treatment of Broadband

Chamber encourages Congress to protect net neutrality principles
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AiG: Federal Climate Review: Further progress towards durable climate policy

Ai Group welcomes the five-yearly policy and long-term ambition review process
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TUSIAD President calls for reforms at High Advisory Council meeting

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and key members of the Cabinet also attended the meeting
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CEOE holds a business meeting with president Lenin Moreno Garcés of Ecuador

Meeting highlighted business opportunities in infrastructure, tourism, agri-food and transport
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Chairman’s statement in response to U.S. Corporate Tax reform

 

JAPAN Keidanren: GSC encourages WTO to expand services & digital trade

 

CHINA CCPIT: China-Republic of Korea business forum, Beijing

 

IRELAND IBEC: Business welcomes Brexit phase one agreement

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

The business community comments on the outcome of WTO MC 11   B20 Argentina: Business Meeting B20-MC11 held at the Buenos Aires   More than 40 ministers issue joint statement affirming support for the WTO

The business community comments on the outcome of WTO MC 11

WTO remains the backbone of the global trading system; expectations not met at MC11
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B20 Argentina: Business Meeting B20-MC11 held at the Buenos Aires

The aim was to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the B20 process
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More than 40 ministers issue joint statement affirming support for the WTO

Underline support & reaffirm “centrality” of the rules-based multilateral trading system
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UNEA: Environment ministers issue declaration for the first time
Dec 6, 2017  
  FSB welcomes the agreement reached on the finalisation of Basel III   ASEAN: Philippines hands over CPR chairmanship to Singapore

UNEA: Environment ministers issue declaration for the first time

Ministerial declaration outlines action areas as assembly passes 13 resolutions
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FSB welcomes the agreement reached on the finalisation of Basel III

G20 reforms have addressed the fault lines that caused the global financial crisis
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ASEAN: Philippines hands over CPR chairmanship to Singapore

Singapore’s ASEAN Chairmanship will officially begin on January 1, 2018
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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 15-18

World Future Energy Summit - Abu Dhabi, UAE

January 23-26

WEF Annual Meeting - Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

January 24-25

edie Sustainability Leaders Forum - London, UK

January 29

G20 Data gaps initiative meeting (DGI) - Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 01-04

APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 1 - Auckland, New Zealand

February 06

Meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) - Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 08-09

G20: 1st Meeting of the Task Force on Digital Economy - Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 12-13

Global Business Coalition (GBC) Plenary Meeting - Washington D.C., USA