Finance & Economics

Austria’s investment outlook: economy well on track, according to annual “EIB Survey on Investment and Investment Finance” (EIBIS)

Austria is a structurally sound economy with a high quality of infrastructure and capital. Post-crisis, investment activity recovered faster than for the EU as a whole, powered most recently by investment in machinery and equipment. R&D investment in relation to GDP is also on the rise in Austria, driven particularly by large firms, although some innovative firms still face credit constraints.

Tai Ji Men Voiced An Injustice Case of Tax in UN

ROC Centenary, Taxation and Human Rights White Paper Reveals Tax Disasters

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Tai Ji Men injustice case of tax has been recorded in the Taiwan Tax Right White Paper.

Doctors to Governments: Tax us. Canada is worth it!

A group of doctors who rank among Canada’s top income earners urge the Ontario and federal governments to raise taxes on the rich to balance the budget and spare needed public services from austerity cuts.

Chrysler Financial Parent Company Repays $1.9 Billion in Settlement of Original Chrysler Loan

TARP Repayments Reach $189 Billion

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that it has received a $1.9 billion repayment from Chrysler Holding (CGI Holding) in settlement of one of the loans that the Treasury Department extended to finance Chrysler LLC, the "Old Chrysler" automobile company. This repayment, while less than face value, is significantly more than the Treasury expected to recover on this loan and is greater than an independent valuation of the loan provided by investment banking firm Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, which was hired by Treasury in connection with the transaction.

Recession hampering fight against hunger in Europe, Central Asia – UN

13 May 2010 – The global downturn is threatening to reverse gains made – driven largely by agriculture – in combating poverty and food insecurity in Europe and Central Asia, a senior United Nations official said today.
Some 50 million people in the region have risen out of poverty since 1998, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In Central Asia alone, the number of hungry people dropped nearly 40 per cent to under 6 million in 2004-2006.

Japanese Life Insurance Companies Purchased World Bank Sustainable Development Bond to Support Holistic Approach to Climate Action

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) on April 26, issued an 8-year AUD 516 million Sustainable Development Bond due April 26, 2030.

Entrepreneurship, investment key to achieving SDGs and resilient post-pandemic recovery

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Dr. Hashim Hussein, Head of Investment and Technology Promotion Office at UNIDO, inaugurates the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum 2022 at Expo Dubai.

Boosting Labor Productivity in Sub-Saharan African Countries Could Bring Transformational Economic Benefits to the Region

A comprehensive agenda is needed to better align resources to achieve resilient, sustainable long-term growth

A comprehensive agenda to boost worker output in Africa is vital for the continent’s post-pandemic recovery and long-term prosperity, as well as protection against the impacts of climate change, says a new World Bank report.

Boosting Labor Productivity in Sub-Saharan African Countries Could Bring Transformational Economic Benefits to the Region

A comprehensive agenda is needed to better align resources to achieve resilient, sustainable long-term growth

A comprehensive agenda to boost worker output in Africa is vital for the continent’s post-pandemic recovery and long-term prosperity, as well as protection against the impacts of climate change, says a new World Bank report.

Better Targeting of Social Protection Programs can Significantly Reduce Poverty in Bangladesh

Social Protection Programs remain central to Bangladesh’s sustainable development policy and are progressively benefitting the poorer households. By improving targeting of the social protection programs, the country can further reduce poverty. Reallocating existing transfers to the poorest could reduce poverty from 36 percent to 12 percent, says a new World Bank report launched today.