Brazil’s economic growth and fiscal outlook this year are shaping up to be worse than official government forecasts, making a return to austerity and reforms next year all the more pressing, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said
The association representing staff at the World Bank asked that Brazil’s nomination of Abraham Weintraub to be executive director be reviewed over his past racial comments and other concerns, according to a letter circulated in the bank on Wednesday.
The Falkland Islands Standing Finance Committee has revealed that the government has funded Covid-19 support measures to the tune of £7.983 million. The spending has been offset by underspends from a number of government departments, including Education and Natural Resources, while the Islands Plan budget is expected to underspend by nearly half a million pounds.
The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits fell moderately last week as the second wave of layoffs partially offset hiring by businesses reopening, suggesting the labor market could take years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, sacked his education spokeswoman Rebecca Long-Bailey on Thursday after she shared an article online which included a reference to what he called an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
UK has been standing out for the Falklands and its squid and fish sales to the European Union, according to an article from the Financial Times, credited to Jim Brunsden in Brussels, and referred to the post-Brexit EU/UK trade talks.
Italy's government said on Wednesday it would guarantee a 6.3-billion-euro (US$7.1 billion) loan to Fiat Chrysler, as the automaker struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
MSCI Inc, the world’s largest index provider, warned on Tuesday that the MSCI Argentina Index could be removed from the MSCI Emerging Markets Index should it become harder for foreign investors to access its stock market.
Argentina's economy contracted 5.4% in the first three months of 2020, the government statistics agency said on Tuesday, the worst quarter in a year as the major grains and oilseeds producer was sideswiped by the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The UN budget for peacekeeping operations will remain at US$6.5 billion under an agreement reached overnight among the UN's 193 member states, diplomats said on Tuesday.