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France bat for an FTT as global day of action looms

14 Feb 2011, by in International

This week, campaigners around the world will be lobbying French, German and UK embassies in more than 20 countries to make real progress on a Financial Transactions Tax during the French G20 this year: there will be a global day of action on Thursday 17 February, the day before the G20 Finance Ministers meet in Paris. The host country, France, does at least seem to be listening, and cites popular support asd a key reason for keeping up the pressure. In today’s Financial Times, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde says:

“It would be extremely detrimental not to have the US on board,” she said. But, the plan was not dead without US backing, given public support for a tax. France hoped “that there will be a large enough coalition of the willing to take the initiative and take the lead”. (My emphasis.)

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