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    No proof in public register value


    Consultant and independent director Geoff Cook offers evidence on why public registers are still lacking.

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    OECD: Brexit to weaken U.K. economic growth


    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development projected that Britain’s exit from the European Union will result in a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the United Kingdom.

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    OECD releases guidance to ensure responsible business conduct in garment industry


    Neil Hodge offers a look at guidance from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development meant to help businesses in the garment industry identify and mitigate risk in their supply chains.

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    Intercompany accounting woes tallied in new poll


    Only a small fraction of companies have strong intercompany accounting, but an onslaught of new tax regulations is giving new reason to get it under control. Tammy Whitehouse has more.

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    U.S. multinationals meet new IRS transparency rule with open arms


    You’d think that U.S. multinational companies might not welcome new IRS regulations, but here's one companies can live with. In lieu of potentially multiple filing requirements in countries where they have entities, companies are accepting new country-by-country transparency rules in the United States and preparing to comply. Tammy Whitehouse has ...

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    Treasury finalizes new country-by-country reporting rules


    The U.S. Treasury has issued final regulations requiring multinational companies to provide country-by-country reporting that will enable tax authorities around the world to compare notes on corporate taxpayers.

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    OECD: More countries commit to tackle tax evasion


    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has announced that Bahrain, Lebanon, Nauru, Panama, and Vanuatu are now committed to sharing financial account information automatically with other countries. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

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    A global glimpse at whistleblower protections in OECD countries


    More OECD countries have put in place dedicated whistleblower protection laws in the past five years than in the previous quarter century, according to analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But what’s a compliance officer to do when whistleblower protection laws in foreign countries directly contradict whistleblower ...

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    NGOs to OECD: global standards needed for foreign bribery settlements


    A group of non-governmental organizations has written a letter to the OECD Working Group on Bribery urging it to develop global standards for corporate settlements based on best practice. Corruption Watch, Global Witness, Transparency International, and the UNCAC Coalition asked the OECD to address “urgently” whether the use of settlements ...

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    Global Tax Overhaul Moves Forward


    Slowly but surely, developed nations are closing ranks on an international tax agreement intended to crack down global companies parking profits in low-tax jurisdictions. The OECD issued its final recommendations, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) plan, earlier this month, which G-20 countries will then implement locally. Nice idea in ...