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Eduardo Escobedo and Ed Harris are now friends
Feb 15, 2016
Ed Harris commented on RCS Global's blog post 'The EITI and commodities trading transparency: where are we headed?'
"Nice piece. As they said in their 2015 responsibility report, Trafigura believes these moves give it a competitive advantage, both in terms of social licence to operate, but also in terms of access to credit from a financial sector that is also…"
Dec 21, 2015
Ed Harris and Gwendolyn Wellmann are now friends
Dec 21, 2015
Ed Harris favorited Arash Irantalab Tehrani's blog post Debate heats up over reform of the Swiss commodity trading sector at UNCTAD forum
Apr 21, 2015
Ed Harris and Amy Sandhu are now friends
Mar 31, 2015
A blog post by Ed Harris was featured

The communications opportunity of falling commodity prices

Falling commodity prices will certainly produce winners and losers. The trick will be to spot the opportunities and seize them.To my mind, falling prices offer an excellent opportunity for governments to reframe expectations around natural resource discoveries. These discoveries often trigger unrealistic expectations, which can rapidly generate political or social problems. When people expect to get rich quick but don't, then either they are disappointed or they search for antisocial routes to…See More
Mar 30, 2015
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The communications opportunity of falling commodity prices

Falling commodity prices will certainly produce winners and losers. The trick will be to spot the opportunities and seize them.To my mind, falling prices offer an excellent opportunity for governments to reframe expectations around natural resource discoveries. These discoveries often trigger unrealistic expectations, which can rapidly generate political or social problems. When people expect to get rich quick but don't, then either they are disappointed or they search for antisocial routes to…See More
Mar 22, 2015
Ed Harris is now friends with Alice Powell and Aimé Franck GIRUKWIGOMBA
Mar 21, 2015
Antipas Massawe commented on Ed Harris's blog post 'STATEMENT - Africa Progress Panel voices concern in potential DRC mining deal'
"The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shouldn’t be selling too much of its sovereign rights on the world class mineral prospects it is given with at a throwaway price. The buyers simply sell to others at a proper price and earn profits many…"
Jul 8, 2014
Rachel Etter-Phoya favorited Ed Harris's blog post Commodity trading - what is Switzerland hiding?
Mar 17, 2014
Ed Harris posted a blog post

Commodity trading - what is Switzerland hiding?

Note to tax officials around the world: if you want more tax revenue, take a closer look at Switzerland, where a massive commodity trading sector may be fuelling illicit (untaxed) financial flows worth billions of dollars each year.Better known for its picturesque mountains, Switzerland has by far and away the world’s largest commodity trading sector (link), now accounting for more than a third of the world’s trade in…See More
Feb 13, 2014
Antipas Massawe commented on Ed Harris's blog post 'Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources'
"Ed Harris thanks for sympathizing with the vulnerable majority poor on the African continent and calling for their rescue. Fairer deals for the African Continent and the African communities directly affected by the ongoing foreign exploitation of…"
Feb 7, 2014
Jeremy Weate commented on Ed Harris's blog post 'Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources'
"Great thanks Ed - hadn't seen and these are very helpful!"
Feb 4, 2014
Ed Harris commented on Ed Harris's blog post 'Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources'
"Thanks Jeremy. No immediate recommendations, but have just seen the following publication recommended online http://bit.ly/LKrfvR -- "Tax-motivated illicit financial flows - a guide for development practitioners"... hope that helps?"
Feb 4, 2014
A blog post by Ed Harris was featured

Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3 – With high-level policy makers and business people gathering in Cape Town for this year’s African Mining Indaba, the Africa Progress Panel calls on the political and business leaders of Africa’s extractive industries to ensure a fairer deal for the communities affected by their work.   We recognise and welcome the effort being made by some companies to become more transparent with their tax payments, to develop local capacity, jobs, and business, and to build…See More
Feb 3, 2014
Jeremy Weate commented on Ed Harris's blog post 'Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources'
"Hear hear.  Ed - can you recommend best practice legal clauses/provisions against transfer pricing?"
Feb 3, 2014

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Africa Progress Panel
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Civil Society Organisation, International Organisation, Academia
Website
http://africaprogresspanel.org
Job Title
Head of Communications
About My Work
Africa's natural resource wealth could dramatically improve the lives of millions of Africans, says this year's Africa Progress Report "Equity in Extractives: Stewarding Africa's natural resource wealth for all". Natural resources may have fuelled a decade of rapid growth, but most Africans have still not seen the benefits. Africa needs better policies and leadership. We see good momentum for change.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, environment, social accountability, human rights, redistribution and sustainable development
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The communications opportunity of falling commodity prices

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 21:00 0 Comments

Falling commodity prices will certainly produce winners and losers. The trick will be to spot the opportunities and seize them.

To my mind, falling prices offer an excellent opportunity for governments to reframe expectations around natural resource discoveries. These discoveries often trigger unrealistic expectations, which can rapidly generate political or social problems. When people expect to get rich quick but don't, then either they are disappointed or they search for antisocial…

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Commodity trading - what is Switzerland hiding?

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 15:49 0 Comments

Note to tax officials around the world: if you want more tax revenue, take a closer look at Switzerland, where a massive commodity trading sector may be fuelling illicit (untaxed) financial flows worth billions of dollars each year.

Better known for its picturesque mountains, Switzerland has by far and away the world’s largest commodity trading sector (link), now accounting for more than a third of the world’s…

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Statement - Local communities must prosper from Africa's natural resources

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:09 4 Comments

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3 – With high-level policy makers and business people gathering in Cape Town for this year’s African Mining Indaba, the Africa Progress Panel calls on the political and business leaders of Africa’s extractive industries to ensure a fairer deal for the communities affected by their work.

   We recognise and welcome the effort being made by some companies to become more transparent with their tax payments, to develop local capacity, jobs, and business, and…

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African thought leaders to discuss key challenges at APP meeting

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 16:51 0 Comments

GENEVA, Nov 26 – Investment, tax, remittances, and aid will all be on the agenda when African thought leaders meet in Geneva to discuss how Africa can raise more and cheaper finance for inclusive and sustainable growth, the Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel (APP) said on Tuesday.

Organised by the Africa Progress Panel, which is chaired by…

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