Tagged: Financial Transaction Tax

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A Eurozone breakup could cost the world’s poorest countries $30 billion in lost trade and foreign investment, international agency Oxfam has warned ahead of the G20 leaders meeting in Mexico to discuss the state of the global economy.

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European leaders meeting today to discuss ways of boosting economic growth should press ahead with plans for a financial transaction tax (FTT), Oxfam said.

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Oxfam activists as G20 leaders pose with Robin Hood. Photo: Delphine Bedel/Oxfam

What should have been a watershed G20 summit for shared global prosperity fell short of its potential – but some of the strongest ideas, especially the Robin Hood Tax, did overcome the opposition of some countries.

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At the 2011 G20 Summit in Cannes, Bill Nighy joined Oxfam and others from around the world to urge leaders there to back a financial transaction (a.k.a. Robin Hood) tax.

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