The latest edition of the World Bank's Doing Business report shows that there has been a steady improvement in regulatory efficiency around the world over the last ten years, including in the area of taxation.Read Full Story
Middle Eastern and North African countries should press ahead with further economic and structural reforms to boost flagging trade and investment, restore public trust. and create jobs for the region's young population, the OECD told ministers from the region.Read Full Story
The International Monetary Fund's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance and the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center organized a regional workshop on "Fiscal Reporting and Transparency" in Kuwait City, Kuwait, from March 13–16, 2016.Read Full Story
On June 10 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the leaders of the Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the East African Community agreed to present the proposed tripartite free trade area for signature by their 26 member countries.Read Full Story
Only days after taking office, Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid has backtracked on a new exit tax for foreign travelers in the face of fierce popular opposition to his attempts at economic reform.Read Full Story
It was indicated, at the recent 34th Southern African Development Community Heads of States and Governments Summit, that negotiations for the tripartite free trade agreement, with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the East African Community, are at an advanced stage.Read Full Story
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