Finance & Economics

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Honduras

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Esteban Vesperoni visited Tegucigalpa from November 12-16 to assess recent economic developments since the completion of the 2018 Article IV consultation in May and the medium-term outlook.

Timor-Leste Can Create a Sustainable, Prosperous Economy for All, says New World Bank Report

A new World Bank report explores how Timor-Leste can develop a sustainable economy that benefits all people in the country by increasing investment in human capital and service delivery, boosting economic growth, promoting private sector job creation...

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Gabon

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Boileau Loko visited Libreville during November 7–16 to conduct discussions on the third review of Gabon’s extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF).

World Bank Report Highlights New Linkages between Sustainable High Growth and Job Creation

High-growth firms in emerging economies account for more than 50% of all new jobs and sales despite making up less than 20% of all firms in manufacturing and services. These firms create a domino effect on others through increased demand and/or...

IMF Mission Concludes Staff Visit to El Salvador

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Ms. Alina Carare, visited San Salvador from November 12 to 16, 2018 to discuss recent economic and financial developments.

Nepal, World Bank Sign Two Agreements to Enhance Connectivity and Human Capital

The Government of Nepal and the World Bank signed two agreements totaling US$155.7 million to be invested in the construction and maintenance of safe, resilient and cost-effective bridges in Nepal, and in improving food security of vulnerable...

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Paraguay

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Mr. Bas Bakker visited Asuncion during November 12-15, 2018 to discuss recent economic developments and policies.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation launches petition calling on Premier McNeil to scrap his cap-and-trade carbon tax

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) launched a petition on Wednesday calling on Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil to scrap his cap-and-trade carbon tax and join the other provinces fighting Ottawa’s carbon tax.

CIOT urges caution on new digital tax, ahead of UK Budget

Ahead of the UK Budget this month, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has urged caution from the Chancellor on his suggestion to go it alone with a temporary new sales tax on digital multinational companies.

The UK border: preparedness for EU exit

There are risks to UK border operations if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement on 29 March 2019. Even with a withdrawal agreement, significant challenges lie ahead to ensure the UK border is fully functioning, says the National Audit Office (NAO...