Swiss voters reject corporate tax overhaul

Swiss voters clearly rejected plans to overhaul the corporate tax system, sending the government back to the drawing board as it tries to abolish ultra-low tax rates for thousands of multinational companies without triggering a mass exodus. Just over 59 percent of voters – who have the last word under the Swiss system of direct democracy – opposed the plans, which the country’s political and business elite embraced under international pressure, provisional results on Sunday showed. Finance Minister Ueli Maurer said the government now needed time to analyse and address with cantons the situation that business leaders called a dangerous legal limbo

Superpower in Search of a Strategy:

CPR is pleased to invite you to a talk on
Superpower in Search of a Strategy: US Collaboration with China and India in the Globalisation of Innovation
Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Andrew Kennedy
Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
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The globalisation of innovation is not only transforming a vital human endeavour but also creating a new form of interdependence between the United States, China, and India. This seminar explores the politics behind US policies toward a particular aspect of global innovation that has important implications for India: high-skill immigration. In general, US policy is difficult to explain in strategic terms or in terms of national economic interest. Instead, US policy should be seen as the outcome of domestic political battles between high-tech interests and a varying cast of opponents.
Andrew Kennedy specializes in international politics, with particular interest in the foreign relations of China, India, and the United States. His first book, The International Ambitions of Mao and Nehru: National Efficacy Beliefs and the Making of Foreign Policy (Cambridge 2012), offered a new theoretical explanation for bold leadership in foreign policy and applied it to illuminate several of Mao Zedong’s and Jawaharlal Nehru’s most important military and diplomatic decisions. More recently, his research has focused on the rise of China and India in the realm of science and technology. He is currently engaged in two major research projects. The first explores the political foundations of cooperation between the United States, China, and India in technological innovation, with particular interest in transnational flows of human capital. The second assesses and compares the emergence of China and India as “late innovators.” His research is currently supported by an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, among other sources.

General Business Meeting scheduled is postponed


From: members delhitheosophicalfederation <> on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:18:20 Add to address bookTo: You & 4 others | See Details
Dear Brothers/Sisters,
It is being informed to all that the proposed General Business Meeting  scheduled to take place on 19th February 2017, is postponed till the matter is decided by Indian Section Council. The decision was taken after mediation by senior members of Federation & Indian Section, .
Inconvenience caused is regretted.
With fraternal greetings,
Delhi Theosophical Federation


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