PM Modi raises black money, tax evasion at G20

PM Modi raises black money, tax evasion at G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday raised the issues of black money and tax evasion at the G20 Summit here, urging member countries to act against financial corruption.

On the second day of the Summit here, Modi said: “Fighting corruption, black money and tax evasion were central to effective financial governance.”

Modi urged the grouping to show full commitment to action against financial corruption and said effective financial governance required action against the corrupt and elimination of safe havens for economic offenders.

“We need to act to eliminate safe havens for economic offenders, track down and unconditionally extradite money launderers and break down the web of complex international regulations and excessive banking secrecy that hide the corrupt and their deeds,” Modi said in his address at the G20.

Representing 85 per cent of the world’s GDP, the G20 is composed of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, the US and the European Union.

Making his intervention in the discussion on ‘More Effective and Efficient Global Economic and Financial Governance at the G-20 summit’, Modi called for further strengthening the global financial safety net.Read more.

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