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S&P Global Ratings: All the latest updates from Global corporates; How we Assess ESG Factors and our latest views on the US-China Trade Wars

Our Approach to Assessing ESG in Credit Ratings The fixed-income market's heightened focus on ESG has only emerged recently. However, ESG has been at the heart of our ratings approach for many years. We have long incorporated ESG considerations into our credit analysis. What we aim to do now is to more clearly underline to industry bodies, investors, and stakeholders how we do ...

IAFEI_CFE's Tax Top 5

OECD Programme on Digital Taxation The OECD has published the work programme on the next steps on taxation of the digital economy. The document sets out the organisation of the OECD work for the next while as well as modified proposals for profit allocation and nexus rules that take into account tax challenges of the digital economy. Crucially, the OECD acknowledges the polit ...

IAFEI-Nomura: Monthly Economic Outlook - Nomura Research Report

Philippine Election 14 May 2019 Asia Economic Monthly Outlook May 2019 Global Economic Outlook Monthly 14 May 2019 ...

IAFEI Q2 2019 Survey

The IAFEI survey for Q2 2019, through Duke University and Grenoble Ecole de Management, is now open! This quarter, we focus on growth perspectives around the world and the possible impact on your firm? Please share your views and see the results for your region and across the world. 

Increased Budget Approved for EU Anti-Tax Fraud Programme

The EU Parliament on 17 April adopted a regulation renewing the EU 2020 Fiscalisprogramme for cooperation in the field of taxation, with a budget of €339 million foreseen for implementation of the Programme in the period between 2021 and 2027. The regulation sets out that the Programme should “contribute to: supporting tax policy and the implementation of Union law relating to ...

BusinessEurope’s high-level debate on the European elections

“Europe’s achievements should not be taken for granted. It is crucial to mobilise voters and we call on the business community and on citizens to cast their vote in the upcoming European elections”, said BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz, speaking at BusinessEurope’s high-level debate on 7 May at the European Business Summit (EBS) in Brussels. Read more here ...

CFE Forum 2019 – Registration Reminder

The CFE Tax Advisers Europe has published the final programme concerning its Forum taking place on 6 June 2019 in Brussels this year entitled “Creating Tax Certainty in an Uncertain World: Double Taxation, Tax Rulings & Dispute Resolution Processes”.

EU Commission Launches Future of EU Customs Survey

The European Commission has launched a survey seeking input from individuals with in-depth European customs knowledge as part of its “Foresight Process” project on exploration of concepts surrounding the future of the European customs system. The project centres around a series of five workshops aimed at engaging key stakeholders and relevant parties, to examine “how the EU cus ...

IFA European Regional Tax Conference in Warsaw, 22-24 May 2019

The IFA European Regional Conference 2019 entitled “Current challenges to income and VAT taxation” will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 22-24 May 2019. The conference focuses on the recent regulatory developments resulting from BEPS and ATAD implementation as well as local attempts to prevent tax evasion on income and indirect taxation. It will also deal with the practical adopti ...

EU Commission Proposes VAT Exemption for Defence Supplies

The European Commission has adopted a proposal that an exemption from VAT and excise duties should be included in the VAT Directive concerning supplies made to armed forces, when the forces are deployed in a European defence effort outside their member state. This proposal is made in line with the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, and aims to amend the VAT Directive to ...

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