Subject: economics

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Rigged rules mean economic growth is increasingly 'winner takes all' for rich elites

Wealth of half world's population now same as that of group who could fit on a double-decker bus. Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining...

Oxfam reacts to Barclays last minute extension to Somali remittance closures

In response to Barclays move to extend the closure of one major Somali money transfer organisation, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said:  "Barclays'...

Oxfam reaction to Barclays closing last remittance accounts to Somalia

Today in response to Barclays bank closing its final remittance accounts from the UK to Somalia, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said: "Today is a bleak day...

Oxfam response to Justine Greening announcing new aid package to Somalia

In response to Justine Greening announcing £50m in aid to Somalia, Oxfam's Head of Policy, Max Lawson, said: "While we welcome the UK government's support to Somalia, there is...

Lost tax haven cash enough to end extreme poverty - twice over

UK-linked tax havens are the biggest G8 culprits People using tax havens are depriving the world of more than $150 billion (£100bn) in lost revenue, enough money to end extreme poverty twice...

Oxfam response to announcement that some of Britain’s Overseas Territories have agreed to more tax transparency and sharing of tax information

In response to today's announcement that some of Britain's Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands) have agreed to...

Oxfam reaction to opening statements at Spring Meetings, Washington

Responding to the opening statements of Christine Lagarde and Jim Kim at the Spring meetings, Emma Seery, Oxfam spokesperson, said:    "We...

World Bank vision should include concrete action on inequality - Oxfam

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund need to ditch the 'trickle down' economics of the past and lead the fight against inequality if they are serious...

Oxfam Budget Reaction on Overseas Aid and UK Poverty

In response to today's Budget and the announcement that the UK will reach 0.7% on overseas aid Ben Phillips, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns, said:  "This decision to...

The World Bank’s private sector financing arm doesn’t know the environmental and social impacts of nearly half its portfolio

Campaigners are calling for a fundamental overhaul of World Bank lending to financial markets actors, following the publication of an Ombudsman audit. The World Bank's Compliance...

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