Finance & Economics

Tax Time Guide: Use to Find Qualified Tax Professionals

With more than half of the nation relying on tax practitioners, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that offers useful information and tips in finding a qualified tax professional on Mar 06, 2018.

Prosecutors Ask for 15 Years in Prison for Ex-Pharmaceutical Chief

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to a stiff 15 years in prison for investment fraud.

IMF Staff Completes a Visit to Solomon Islands

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Ms. Alison Stuart, visited Honiara February 27-March 2 on a staff visit to discuss recent economic developments and policies, including the 2018 Budget strategy.

OECD Secretary-General: avoid escalation and rely on international dialogue to resolve excess capacity in the global steel industry

The OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría called on the governments of steel-producing economies to address the root causes of the steel crisis through multilateral approaches, and in particular through the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity.

Aarhus Centres set priorities for promoting Serbia’s transition to green economy at OSCE-supported discussion in Belgrade

Workshop participants during afield visit to the Doncafe –Strauss Adriatic Group in Simanovci, Belgrade, 6 March 2018.

IMF Executive Board Concludes First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with Pakistan

On March 5, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the first Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with Pakistan.

Angola's Isabel dos Santos Denies Allegations of Graft at Oil Firm

Isabel dos Santos, the former head of Angola's state-owned Sonangol oil company, is denying her successor's allegations that she engaged in questionable business dealings related to the firm.

Ghana’s 2018 Economic Outlook Positive but Challenges Remain

Ghana’s macroeconomic performance improved in 2017 after a difficult 2016. The country’s economy expanded for the fifth successive quarter in September 2017, at a rate almost double that of 2016, according to a World Bank report released on March 5th...

IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Mission to Samoa

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Giovanni Ganelli visited Samoa from February 21-March 5 to hold discussions with authorities on the 2018 Article IV Consultation.

Launching of $102 Million Project to Help Vietnam Improve Energy Efficiency in Industrial Sector

The World Bank and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade jointly launched a $102 million project to support the efforts of industrial enterprises to adopt energy-efficiency technologies and practices, on March 5th.