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 …

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY By Hazel Henderson © 2013, first published on CSRWire Feb. 8, 2013   Despite incremental reforms: the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA, Basel III and the 0.1% financial transaction tax now approved by EU finance ministers, the global financial casino is still playing.  Financial lobbying still seeks to …

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, …

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 …

Call for your Suggestions: Which Songs do you associate with the Global Marshall Plan?

News – News from the Network – Call for your Suggestions: Which Songs do you associate with the Global Marshall Plan? Emotions for a World in Balance More than 33 Contact Points Worldwide Supporters in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland and strengthen the Network “Studium Generale” – Extracurricular Studies, organized …

Cameron Criticises European Financial Tax

Some news for you on the subject of developments in Europe concerning the financial transaction tax. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0c4fcda4-4843-11e1-941c-00144feabdc0.html#comment-1766626 … is an article in the Financial Times of 120126 — by Chris Giles in Davos, George Parker in London and Gerrit Wiesmann in Berlin – under the headline “Cameron criticises European financial …