Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective

Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective SULEIKA REINERS 26 April 2014 A well constituted financial transaction tax (FTT, or Tobin tax) can not only reduce levels of inequality but also curb some of the destructive elements of financial activity and make a positive contribution to economic growth. Just …

Tobin tax threatens economic viability of ‘repo’ market – ICMA

We at Ethical Markets  have advocated a financial transactions tax  for many years and now it is need more than ever to curb high-frequency trading , best as a “ cancellation fee”  since most HFT orders  are cancelled within milliseconds  and are just  a form of “ front-running”  – Hazel …

A Tax That May Change the Trading Game

“As longtime advocates of financial transaction taxes since 1992, I and Ethical Markets is encouraged at this progress “ – Hazel Henderson, Editor A Tax That May Change the Trading Game   By FLOYD NORRIS Published: February 21, 2013 To the dismay of the United States government — not to mention Wall …

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax   EUROPE – European Union finance ministers have given 11 member states the green light to implement the controversial Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The news comes a month after a majority of MEPs gave the same member states the go-ahead …

NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions ‘ 11th December, 2012: A Financial Transaction Tax would not adversely hit pension funds according to a new report published today by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. …

IPE.com News: ABP, Dutch FTT, LCP on Irish pensions, IPE-Quest, defined ambition, PGB

ABP: New Dutch government’s plans could slash pensions by 20% NETHERLANDS – Scheme criticises plans to cap tax relief for pension savings. 01/11/12 Dutch pensions industry embraces financial transaction tax Irish pension funds scaling back equity exposure, LCP says Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Scottish Enterprise UK roundup: Defined ambition, TUC, JLT, …

Activists in over 30 countries pile pressure on Governments to back a Robin Hood Tax, as leaders discuss FTT at European Summit

Ethical Markets is a longtime supporter of the financial transactions tax . Now is the time  to enact it !  – Hazel  Henderson, Editor Activists in over 30 countries are uniting this week to pressure their governments to back a Robin Hood Tax. A huge rally of nurses dressed in …

UN Experts Call for Global Financial Tax to Offset Costs of Economic Crisis

New York, May 14 2012 11:05AM A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the European Union (EU) to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax that would offset the costs of the current economic crisis and protect basic human rights. “Where …

Taxing Wall Street Speculation

Ethical Markets also supports the financial transactions tax since 1995! Nice it’s now gaining traction globally! Hazel Henderson, Editor Taxing Wall Street Speculation There’s Another, Better Way To Go After the 1 Percent Than the Obama Administration’s Proposed “Buffett Rule.” by Wallace Turbeville As the White House mounts a major …