Finance & Economics

The Digital Economy: Unlocking its Full Potential to Drive Malaysia’s Development

In its journey towards achieving greater economic progress, Malaysia could take further steps to unlock the full potential of its digital economy says a new World Bank report launched here, on September 12. The report, ‘Malaysia’s Digital Economy: A...

Tax Reform 2.0 Will Help Economy Continue to Thrive

Republicans on Capitol Hill have introduced a package of three bills that would extend provisions of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act while providing additional tax relief for families and small businesses. The National Taxpayers Union applauds these...

“America first” policy goes against EU-US partnership, say MEPs

The US decision to quit key international deals and start a trade war harms EU-US ties; but the EU should not give up on the transatlantic bond, said MEPs on Wednesday.

World Bank Offers New Sustainable Growth Bonds for Investors in Switzerland

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has launched a new series of bonds in Switzerland that directly link investors to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Returns are linked to the performance of...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Russian Federation

On September 7, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Russian Federation.

Landmark Agriculture Bill to deliver a green Brexit

The Agriculture Bill sets out how farmers and land managers will in future be paid for “public goods”, such as better air and water quality, improved soil health, higher animal welfare standards, public access to the countryside and measures to reduce...

Rule of law in Hungary: Parliament calls on the EU to act

Parliament has asked EU member states to determine, in accordance with Treaty Article 7, whether Hungary is at risk of breaching the EU´s founding values.

World Bank Board Approves Action Plan for Democratic Republic of Congo Inspection Panel Case

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has considered the Inspection Panel’s investigation of the Second Additional Financing for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) High-Priority Roads Reopening and Maintenance Project (ProRoutes) and...

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Progress in Implementing EU Exit

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has made good progress in its preparations for exiting the EU, but it faces an enormous challenge. It is now not able to deliver everything it originally intended for a ‘no-deal’ exit,...

Easing growth momentum in the OECD area