Economy

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil has expressed his willingness to consider Finance Minister Fernando Haddad's suggestions for spending cuts. However, he has made it clear that any fiscal adjustments must not come at the expense of the poor. This statement comes amidst mounting pressure on the government to reduce expenditures and achieve
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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who assumed office in 2022, has exhibited a pragmatic approach to major international issues during her tenure. Despite initial concerns about her rigid conservatism, Meloni has demonstrated a willingness to compromise. However, at the recent Group of Seven summit that Italy hosted, Meloni showcased her commitment to certain core principles
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During a Ukraine peace summit in Lucerne, Switzerland, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris pledged more than $1.5 billion in aid, with a significant portion dedicated to Ukraine's energy sector. This announcement comes in response to Russia's 27-month invasion of Ukraine, which has had devastating impacts on the country's infrastructure and humanitarian situation. The aid package
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Indonesia's President-elect Prabowo Subianto has been at the center of controversy regarding the country's public debt and its impact on the economy. With contrasting reports surfacing about his plans to increase Indonesia's debt-to-GDP ratio to 50%, it is essential to analyze the potential consequences of such fiscal decisions. Denial of Debt Increase Contrary to reports
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As central bank decisions in Britain, Switzerland, and Norway loom, the global rate cutting trend is expected to slow down, signaling a potential shift in monetary policy. The Bank of England is unlikely to cut rates before July 4th, shattering hopes for an immediate rate cut. Market expectations point towards easing in the near future,
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The recent decision by the Bank of Japan to trim bond buying in the future has sent shockwaves through the market. While the central bank has stated that it will continue to buy government bonds at the current pace, the lack of a specific plan regarding the reduction until the next meeting in July has
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The G7 summit, held in Italy, saw discussions on various critical issues including support for Ukraine, concerns about China, and a historic appearance by Pope Francis to talk about artificial intelligence. The presence of leaders from around the world highlighted the inclusive nature of the summit, breaking away from the perception of an exclusive club.
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The decision by the European Union to impose additional tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles has sparked backlash from China and various stakeholders involved in the dispute. Chinese state news agency Xinhua expressed hope that the EU would reconsider its tariffs and avoid hindering competition in the auto industry. The opposition from China and others emphasizes
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Despite the European Union's anti-subsidy probe into Chinese-made electric vehicles, Chinese automakers remain resolute in their plans to invest in Europe. Cui Dongshu, the secretary general of the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), emphasized that Chinese enterprises will continue to pursue opportunities in Europe and integrate into local markets. The EU's allegations of unfair state
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The U.S. stock market is once again feeling the effects of uncertainty as investors await crucial inflation data and a central bank policy meeting set to take place later this week. The previous week ended with mixed results, causing a slight decrease in indexes as Nonfarm Payrolls showed strength but other economic indicators pointed to
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Recent data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has shown that the fall in permanent hiring by employers in Britain was the least severe in over a year in May. This indicates a potential recovery in the recruitment market, which is encouraging news for job seekers and businesses alike. The report highlighted that billings for
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