Finance & Economics

Lithuania needs to address its demographic challenge and boost job quality


Madagascar: $45 Million to Promote Financial Inclusion of Individuals and Small Enterprises

The World Bank approved a $45 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to promote the financial inclusion of individuals and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Madagascar, on March 1st.

European Commission responds to the US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting the EU

The European Commission takes note of the announcement by the President of the United States of the imposition of restrictions in the form of an import surcharge on EU exports to the US of steel and aluminium.

OECD highlights serious weaknesses in the fight against illicit trade

Inconsistent penalties, insufficient checks on small parcels, and a lack of information on shipments in free trade zones allow criminal networks to traffic billions of dollars worth of fake and prohibited goods each year. On March 1, the OECD...

Sweden: €2.13 million in job-search aid for 900 former Ericsson staff

EU job-search aid worth €2,130,400 for 900 workers made redundant by telecoms company Ericsson was approved by the European Parliament in a vote on Thursday.

Chile should use upturn to address low productivity and high inequality


A New World Bank Project to Benefit Over 25 Million Small and Marginal Farmers in Maharashtra, India

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors, on February 27, approved a US$ 420 million project to increase climate resilience in agriculture for small and marginal farmers while ensuring that farming continues to remain a financially viable activity...

World Bank Group and GSMA Announce Partnership to Leverage IoT Big Data for Development

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, on February 26, announced that the institution would partner with the GSMA and mobile network operators around the globe to harness big data from the Internet of Things (IoT) to help end extreme poverty and...

NTU Leads Coalition of Organizations in Opposition to Internet Sales Tax Legislation

The National Taxpayers Union announced release of a coalition letter from 20 public policy groups in opposition to H.R. 2193, the so-called “Remote Transactions Parity Act” (RTPA), which would grant states new power to tax and regulate internet sales...

Taxpayers Federation: Budget 2018 still offers no plan back to balance