Finance & Economics

Council adopts conclusions on digital for development

The Council recalls its conclusions on 'Mainstreaming digital solutions and technologies in EU development policy' and reaffirms the EU and Member States' commitment to support Digital Technologies and Services in developing countries as powerful...

Boosting skills would drive UK growth and productivity

The United Kingdom has record-high employment levels and very low jobless rates compared to most OECD countries. However, labour productivity growth remains weak and the job prospects of many adults are hurt by their poor literacy and numeracy skills...

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of Her Visit to Jamaica

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement in Kingston, on November 19.

EU Budget 2018 deal: EP boosts support for youth and growth initiatives

MEPs have fought for and obtained better support for unemployed youngsters and additional funds to boost key initiatives supporting SMEs and research.

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Visit to Myanmar

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Shanaka J. Peiris visited Myanmar from November 6th −17th, 2017, to conduct discussions for the 2017 Article IV consultations.

Senate Tax Bill Is Tough on Hungry and Poor People

Bread for the World expressed concern that the tax bill proposed by the Senate would raise taxes on low-income and middle-class families, on November 17.

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Russia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ernesto Ramirez Rigo, visited Moscow during November 13–17, 2017, to discuss the economic outlook and related policies.

Employment in Serbia Went Up, Despite Slower Growth, Says World Bank

Growth in Serbia, the largest economy in the Western Balkans, is expected to slow to 2 percent in 2017, following a severe winter that affected the agriculture and construction sectors.

Madagascar: World Bank Granted $45 Million to Enhance Public Finance Sustainability and The Investment Climate

The World Bank on Novemberj 16, approved a $45 million grant for the second Public Finance Sustainability and Investment Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation. Building on the reforms pursued since 2014, this operation supports the continuation...

EP ready to start talks with EU governments on overhaul of Dublin system

The European Parliament is now ready to start talks on revamping the Dublin system to ensure that asylum seekers are fairly shared among EU member states.