Thursday, January 19, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Popular hostility towards trade in US and Europe, inequality and Chinese slowdown also threaten stability, says fund
Donald Trump’s policies could result in the dollar rising, leading to trade disputes, said the IMF. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP.
The global economy faces a multitude of risks in 2017, ranging from rising protectionism spearheaded by Donald Trump to a severe slowdown in China, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Survey shows link between low hours and wages increased sharply in past 20 years, with one in five low-paid men now working part-time
The report notes the rise of part-time work among men on low hourly wages has been a consistent trend over the past two decades. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Debt charities issue warning to government after unsecured consumer credit grew at fastest rate in more than 11 years
Credit card debts hit a record high in the run-up to Christmas. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA
A credit boom that is close to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash should set alarm bells ringing in Theresa May’s government, debt charities have warned.
Change Britain’s claim about benefits of post-Brexit free trade deals are based on ‘entirely fictional statistics’, one expert says
Change Britain cited reports that the United States, India, the South American Mercosur group, China, Canada and South Korea have all expressed an interest in trade deals. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA
Economists have disputed claims from a pro-Brexit campaign group that leaving the customs union and new free trade deals could create 400,000 jobs, arguing it takes no account of the risks to exports.