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The voice of enterprise - Edition 24

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

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B20 Germany hands over its policy recommendations to the G20 Presidency

On May 3rd, 2017, the B20 officially handed over its Policy Recommendations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Developed under the theme “Building Resilience – Improving Sustainability – Assuming Responsibility”, the B20 Policy Recommendations span the entire scope of the G20 process: from the need to maintain an open, rule-based trading system, to facilitating sustainable finance and increased efforts to widen the inclusiveness and resilience of the labor market in the face of technological change. Read more

 
International workshop on Resource Efficiency, Rome, March 30, 2017   BusinessEurope to launch Circular Economy industry platform in May 2017   G20 Resource Efficiency roadmap – Finding a global response to global issues

GBC members comment on the election of Emmanuel Macron

Macron won the 2017 French presidential election to become the youngest president of France
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B20 Chair: G20 needs more courage in actively shaping globalization

B20 strongly rejects protectionism & supports implementation of Paris Climate Change Agreement
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CII: Shobana Kamineni is the new President for the year 2017-18

Rakesh Bharti Mittal takes charge as President Designate & Uday Kotak is the new Vice President
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

TUSIAD statement: “Time for unity and reform in Turkey”

After the referendum, TUSIAD urges government & parliament to prioritize the reform agenda
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CNI: Eight trade agreements that need to be pursued during the year

CNI launches 2017 International Industry Agenda to present actions to boost Brazilian foreign trade
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CII: Domestic manufacturing to be given preference in public procurement

Domestic economy has the absorptive capacity to tackle the visa restrictions situation
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CCC strongly applauds the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement

CFTA to allow freer trade within Canada & start eliminating regulatory barriers between provinces
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BusinessEurope position paper - Building a European Data Economy

EU legislation to remove restrictions to the free flow of data created by member states is needed
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U.S. Chamber report offers framework for US-EU cybersecurity cooperation

Report proposes recommendations that would align the approaches of US & EU on cybersecurity
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CBI lays out business manifesto for new government post general election

Work alongside business to enable good practices to be embedded in all parts of the economy
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AiG pre-budget survey priorities: Business tax relief, infrastructure & budget

Priorities reinforce the major policy directions highlighted in AiG’s 2017-18 budget submission
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The Global Business Coalition (GBC) completes five years since creation

GBC reinforces its capacities in crucial times to keep playing a leading role in fostering international cooperation between national business communities
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Make Digital Economy a core agenda of US-Japan policy cooperation

 

CHINA CCPIT: Trade & Investment department releases Export Promotion Roadmap 2017

 

SAUDI ARABIA CSC: Saudi delegation in Seoul to participate in the Saudi-Korean business forum

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

B20 statement on G20 finance leaders Baden-Baden communiqué   G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting communiqué   IMF Note for G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors’ meetings

IMF: Communiqué of the thirty-fifth meeting of the IMFC, Washington D.C.

Reinforcing commitment to achieve strong, sustainable, balanced, inclusive & job-rich growth
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World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2017: Development Committee Communiqué

Outlook requires policies to foster inclusive & sustainable growth & address financial vulnerabilities
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World Bank: MDBs to deepen collaboration with private sector

Step needed to boost sustainable infrastructure & inclusive economic growth throughout the world
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B20 statement on G20 finance leaders Baden-Baden communiqué   G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting communiqué   IMF Note for G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors’ meetings

OECD: The 3rd version of the public-private partnerships reference guide available

This version was created in collaboration with over 110 experts from 26 organisations worldwide
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APEC: Stay the course on globalization, but make it work better

Challenging times for trade liberalization, need to press ahead with regional economic integration
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30th ASEAN Summit: The Chairman’s statement at the meeting in Manila

Theme envisions an integrated, peaceful, stable & resilient ASEAN community
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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 18, 2017

B20 Conference: Resilient Health Systems - Shaping the Future of Health Care Together - Berlin, Germany

May 18, 2017

USCC: Invest in America! 2017 Summit - Washington D.C., USA

May 18-19, 2017

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting - Bad Neuenahr, Germany

May 20-21, 2017

APEC Trade Ministers Meeting - Ha Noi, Viet Nam

May 26-27, 2017

G7 Italy Summit - Taormina, Italy

Jun 01-03, 2017

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF ‘17) - St. Petersburg, Russia

Jun 05-06, 2017

World Circular Economy Forum - Helsinki, Finland

Jun 05-09, 2017

UNEP IRP – 20th Meeting - Helsinki, Finland

Jun 06-07, 2017

OECD Forum - Paris, France

Jun 07, 2017

BusinessEurope: Circular economy- engaging business and member states - Brussels, Belgium

Jun 10-11, 2017

G7 Environment Ministers Meeting - Bologna, Italy

Jun 12-13, 2017

G20 "Partnership with Africa" Conference - Berlin, Germany