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The voice of enterprise - Edition 42

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

G20 Argentina 2018 Leaders' declaration - Building consensus for fair and sustainable development

G20 Argentina 2018 Leaders' declaration - Building consensus for fair and sustainable development

Ten years since the first G20 Leaders' Summit, we met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30 November - 1 December 2018, to build consensus for fair and sustainable development through an agenda that is people-centred, inclusive and forward-looking. This year we have focused on the following pillars: the future of work, infrastructure for development, a sustainable food future and a gender mainstreaming strategy across the G20 agenda. Read more

 

Reforming the global trading system of the WTO – GBC issues statement ahead of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

Reforming the global trading system of the WTO - GBC statement issued ahead of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

We are deeply worried about the stability of the global rules-based trading system. To generate prosperity, business needs reliable modern international rules, predictability and stability as well as strong and impartial referees. Quick fixes or simple fine-tuning will not do. International cooperation is essential. We need a positive agenda that enhances the strengths in the global trading system while addressing its shortcomings in an effective way. Concrete measures must be taken to enhance all three pillars of the WTO - rule making, transparency and dispute settlement. Read more

 

GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

CCC: Crystal Ball Report - Economic, Business and Policy Outlook for 2019

Canadian businesses see economic clouds ahead while pace of change accelerating
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TUSIAD President Erol Bilecik reiterates calls for reforms

TUSIAD High Advisory Council meeting convenes in Ankara
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USCC: Myron Brilliant's statement on Trump-Xi meeting outcomes

Setting aside the imposition of tariffs is the right course of action
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BDI, USCC & BusinessEurope statements on US midterm elections

Companies need a stable and predictable trade and investment environment
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CBI: UK digital revolution in danger of buffering

Government must take urgent action to make the UK match-fit for the digital revolution
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FKI: Special talks at Korea-Japan Business Summit Meeting

UN Sustainable Development Goals and Society 5.0
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BusinessEurope: 2nd China-EU CEO & former senior officials' dialogue

The next dialogue will take place in Beijing at the appropriate time in 2019
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CEOE: 1st meeting of the Spain-China Business Advisory Council

Economies and companies of both countries have many synergies says President Garamendi
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CEOE-CEIB, OIE & CACIF present XXIX Ibero-American Summit recommendations

Recommendations presented to the heads of state and government after the Summit
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CCC: USMCA signature is a step forward but major obstacles remain

Significant work remains before Canadian businesses can be satisfied
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Ai Group comment: Improved access to finance for small business

Over 2,000 businesses to directly and immediately benefit from changes
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CII Partnership Summit 2019, Mumbai, 12 - 13 January

2019 edition marks the 25th Anniversary of the flagship international initiative
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Chairman Nakanishi's comment on G20

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Policy proposal for Society 5.0 - Co-creating the future

 

CHINA CCPIT at 12th World Conference of Trade Promotion Organizations

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

FSB reports to G20 Leaders on progress in financial regulatory reforms   IMF: G20 2018 Report on Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, & Inclusive Growth   OECD: Global growth is slowing amid rising trade and financial risks

FSB reports to G20 Leaders on progress in financial regulatory reforms

Report documents the substantial progress that has been made
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IMF: G20 2018 Report on Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, & Inclusive Growth

Prepared by the IMF Staff with inputs from the OECD
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OECD: Global growth is slowing amid rising trade and financial risks

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria presents Economic Outlook
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EU proposes way forward on the functioning of the WTO Appellate Body   UNCTAD, ITC and WTO to develop the Global Trade Helpdesk   OECD Report – Changing world of work needs new jobs strategy

EU proposes way forward on the functioning of the WTO Appellate Body

Proposal will be presented at WTO General Council meeting on Dec 12
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UNCTAD, ITC and WTO to develop the Global Trade Helpdesk

Geneva trade trio promise better trade data for small businesses
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OECD Report - Changing world of work needs new jobs strategy

Governments need to do more to help workers and firms adapt
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 01, 2019

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France assumes G7 Presidency

Jan 08-11, 2019

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CES - Consumer Technology Association Summit - Las Vegas, USA

Jan 12-13, 2019

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CII Partnership Summit 2019 - Mumbai, India

Jan 14-17, 2019

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World Future Energy Summit - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jan 22-25, 2019

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WEF Annual Meeting - Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Feb 11-12, 2019

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GBC 5th Plenary Meeting - New Delhi, India