COVID: Are tax hikes imminent to pay for pandemic?
13 September 2021 | 10:20 am
The UK has announced its second round of tax hikes in a year. With the Biden US administration expected to follow suit, are other countries putting off the inevitable?
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New data shows Chinese economic growth slowing, with property investment in steep decline and youth unemployment at a record high. Also, the US Federal Reserve confirms its "hawkish pause" policy, keeping interest rates steady for now but planning for more hikes. Finally, economists name an unlikely culprit for persistent Swedish inflation: Beyoncé.
The US, Britain and the EU have pledged €60 billion to help Ukraine rebuild. But Germany's development minister says it's "obvious" that Moscow should ultimately foot the bill for the destruction caused by the war.
According to the UN health agency, COVID-19 is still responsible for over 1,000 deaths a week in the European region. However, this can be an underestimation as many countries no longer maintain proper data.
NBA Player Russell Westbrook has re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year, $7.9 million deal. After making almost $47 million last season, Westbrook’s new deal amounts to the biggest pay cut ever in league history. Westbrook surpasses the $30 million pay cut taken by Blake Griffin a few years back.
In a post-Covid era where music lovers have less disposable income and organisers face higher costs, we discuss what music festivals can do to survive. We're joined by John Rostron, CEO of the Association of Independent Festivals in the UK.
Australia's Matildas have released a video statement calling out gender disparity in World Cup prize money and voicing support for women players denied "the basic right" of collective bargaining in pay negotiations.
Kenya is bracing for three days of protests this week. The demonstrations are being organised by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who accuses the government of failing to control a cost of living crisis. Also, as the conflict rages in Sudan, we look at the economic impact of the war on neighbouring Central African Republic, where many are dependant on supplies from across the border. Finally, we are heading to Kigali, Rwanda, where the 6th 'Women Deliver' conference is being held.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has staked the Spanish left's governing power on July snap elections. Sunday's election might instead bring a right-wing government into power.
The EU's statistical agency said Germany was the bloc's top beer producer, whereas the Netherlands was the top exporter. The majority of the EU's beer was exported in 2022 to the UK.
Consumer prices within China dropped by 0.3% year-on-year in July while Beijing also reported its steepest plunge in exports since the pandemic.
Foreign countries are swooping in and snatching nurses from the Philippines before they even finish training. Is there a way for the EU to offer compensation?
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