Finance & Economics

PM unveils plans for UK to become world leader in low emission tech

A £106 million package for projects developing innovative green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology will be unveiled by the Prime Minister at the country’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit.

IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Barbados on an Economic Program under the Extended Fund Facility

At the request of the Government of Barbados, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Bert van Selm visited Bridgetown from August 30 to September 7, for discussions on possible IMF financial support for the Government of Barbados’s Economic...

World Bank Launches First Sustainable Development Notes Linked to New Global Sustainability Signatories Index

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA, will for the first time, issue US dollar-denominated sustainable development notes that provide investors return exposure to the environmental, social and...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands

On September 5, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to Superior Court decision regarding Bill 5

Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to the Ontario Superior Court's ruling on Bill 5:

Campaigners call for comprehensive review of National Insurance

Following the announcement on Sep 07 by the government that it has abandoned its plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NIC) for the self-employed, campaigners have said the whole area of National Insurance needs a comprehensive...

NTU Congressional Ratings for the 115th Congress: Improvement, But More Work Needed

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has released the congressional scorecard for the first session of the 115th Congress, and it’s good news for taxpayers: more pro-taxpayer votes were taken and passed in 2017 than in other recent years, and the number of...

Investigation into national security vetting

The failure of the UK’s security vetting provider to process applications on time has the potential to affect the government’s ability to conduct official business, including high-risk and high-profile projects, according to an investigation by the...

Poland Among Most Internationally Connected Countries in Europe

Poland’s international connectivity - through trade, investment, migration, communications, and transport - is among the highest in Europe, which helps the country’s firms become more productive through knowledge and technology transfers, says a new...

New figures show rise in Welsh goods exports

New data published by UK Government shows that goods exports have risen in Wales and across the UK, on September 6th. The figures show an increase in exports from Wales by 4.2% to £16.6bn, compared to the previous quarter.