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The voice of enterprise – Edition 20

The Global Business Coalition calls for international cooperation

The Paris, November 29, 2016 – The Global Business Coalition (GBC) increases its efforts to speak with a joint business voice. The B20 Coalition rebrands into Global Business Coalition. Crucial that business communities share intelligence and foster mutual understanding. GBC to provide governments with comprehensive and pragmatic solutions. Read more

B20 leaderships issues statement for Open Markets and Inclusive Growth

Statement for the attention of G20 Sherpas in view of rising anti-globalization sentiments & increasing protectionist measures
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Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017 Report of the World Bank Group

Launch hosted by World Bank Group, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Global Business Coalition in Washington D.C.
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B20 Conference: GBC Network Partner of ECRE & Digitalization Taskforces

The five B20 Germany Taskforces and two Cross-thematic Groups came together for a joint conference to continue their work on the policy proposals Read more

Germany’s G20 Presidency begins, with the motto: “Shaping an interconnected world”

The German G20 agenda rests on three main pillars: Ensuring stability, improving viability for the future and accepting responsibility Read more

Business Federations comment on the November 08, US presidential elections

Press releases from the Ai Group, BusinessEurope, BDI, CBI, CII, U.S. Chamber, SBF, FKI and CCC on the outcome of elections Read more

TUSIAD: President Başaran-Symes calls for normalization
Business world took stock of domestic & global political & economic development
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Confindustria: President Boccia comments on the Italian referendum
“Fundamental to respond to the economic crisis: only growth can eliminate inequality and poverty”
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches ‘Circular Economy in India’ report
Circular Economy in India: Rethinking growth for long-term prosperity, projects annual benefits at USD 624 billion
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USC Foundation launches “Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy”
The new project aims to foster Circular Economy practices in businesses and communities
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Ai Group comments on climate change policy review
Imperative that policies are fully-consistent with achieving Australia’s international targets at least cost
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BusinessEurope: European business expects US to stay committed on climate
Marrakech brings transparency but little progress on market based climate actions
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FKI: The 28th General Assembly of the Korea-U.S. Business Council
Business Council discusses prospects of foreign policy, bilateral security and trade cooperation
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CEOE: Economic growth is increasingly dependent on the digital transformation
Juan Rosell – Soon we will stop talking about digital Revolution & start talking about digital Normality
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BusinessEurope: Legal clarity needed in draft geo-blocking regulation
Joint letter from BusinessEurope, EuroCommerce, DIGITALEUROPE & EMOTA
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CBI: Smarter, not less, financial regulation needed for businesses
Report recommends regulators to provide certainty and stability in a post-Brexit landscape
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U.S. Chamber praises APEC best practices for trade secret protection
An important step toward establishing an effective global standard for the protection of trade secrets
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CCC: Message from G20 Sherpa to the Prime Minister
Propose fresh ideas that focus the G20’s work & steer it towards innovative & progressive outcomes
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» SINGAPORE SBF supports ABAC’s call for APEC to resist protectionism
» DENMARK DI: Welcomes the anti-corruption standard
» SAUDI ARABIA CSC: Saudi and British business sectors discuss PPP
» JAPAN Keidanren: India-Japan business leaders forum 2016
» CHINA CCPIT: Peru-China business seminar held in Lima


USCC: Suzanne Clark to lead Enhanced Government Affairs Team

CBI: Charles Naylor new Corporate Communications Director

ILO: Guy Ryder re-elected Director-General

IMF: Jihad Azour appointed Director, Middle East & Central Asia Department

IMF: Tobias Adrian new Financial Counsellor & Dir, Monetary & Capital Markets

OECD: Jorge Moreira da Silva appointed Director, Development Co-operation Directorate


OECD: Multilateral Convention to prevent BEPS

New instrument to transpose results from the OECD/G20 BEPS project into tax treaties worldwide Read more

WEF: The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016

Report evaluates 136 economies, says ASEAN more accessible than European Union, United States Read more

G20 China Business Forum on Innovation held in Beijing

Forum held during China’s 2016 G20 Science, Technology and Innovation Ministers Meeting Read more

UNFCCC COP 22 – Climate Change Conference, Marrakech

Nations will continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change Read more

Morocco invests USD 100 million in Green Bonds

Developing a green bond market is key to mobilizing the private capital flows to address climate change Read more

AIIB: President Jin Liqun visits the Netherlands and Austria

Addresses the opening session of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Read more


January 01, 2017

: Italy assumes G7 Presidency

January 05-08, 2017

: CES 2017 – Consumer Technology Association, Las Vegas, USA

January 16-19, 2017

: World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE

January 17-20, 2017

: WEF Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

January 27-29, 2017

: CII Partnership Summit, Visakhapatnam, India