IMF Working Paper: “A Possible Approach to Fiscal Rules in Small Islands” released

On 6 September 2019, the IMF Working Paper: “A Possible Approach to Fiscal Rules in Small Islands”, prepared by Ryota Nakatani, was released on the website of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Summary From the summary on the website of the IMF guiding the release: “A big challenge for the economic development of small island countries is dealing with external shocks. The Pacific Islands are vulnerable to natural disasters, climate ...
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As the pace of tax reform slows, countries are urged to take bolder action

The pace of tax reforms has slowed across most leading economies and bolder tax reforms will be needed to address future challenges, according to a new OECD report. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. Tax Policy Reforms 2019 describes the latest tax reforms across all OECD countries, as well as in Argentina, Indonesia and South Africa. The report identifies major tax policy trends and ...
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OECD supporting G20 policy priorities at Osaka Summit

At their Summit in Osaka this weekend, G20 leaders agreed on a range of priorities for which analysis and support from the OECD and other international organisations are playing a crucial role. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. Despite heightened tensions - in particular on trade and climate change - the leaders agreed to move forward on a broad raft of key ...
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Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change

Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance on energy taxation is needed to strengthen efforts to tackle the principal source of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, according to a new OECD report “Taxing Energy Use 2018: Companion to the Taxing Energy Use Database”, which report was released on 14 February 2018. Taxing Energy Use 2018 ...
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