Eurozone Posts Fastest Economic Growth in a Decade
2018-03-02 08:55:40 UTC
BENGALURU (Reuters) - While euro zone business growth was the fastest in well over a decade at the start of the year, it lost some steam last month as a stronger currency took its toll, a private-sector survey of purchasing managers showed.
Still, over 70 percent of respondents in the latest R...
Rebuilding Iraq after war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion
2018-02-12 10:49:21 UTC
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.
Donors and investors have gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss efforts to ...
Paul: I can't look the other way by trillion-dollar deficits
2018-02-09 06:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington.
Germany's Economy Growing Fast with Surplus
2018-02-01 22:18:01 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government this week raised its 2018 growth forecast to 2.4 percent from 1.9 percent after bullish economic data, which could translate into added tax revenues.
That would give more leeway to increase state spending over the next four years beyond what is currentl...
Doctors can detect deadliest cancers through blood test
2018-01-21 17:59:46 UTC
The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds?
<blockquote>Cancer of the ovaries, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colon and ...
Scotland Sees 'Golden' Chance to Stay in European Single Market
2018-01-14 08:31:04 UTC
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU.
Sturgeon, whose nationalist SNP runs ...
Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.
He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former workers and their families who were also kicked out -...
Republicans Looting the Treasury: House Approves #TaxScamBill
2017-12-20 19:52:16 UTC
ASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.
In sealing Trump’s first major legislative...
US Congress Struggling to Avoid a Partial Government Shutdown
2017-12-20 00:44:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is struggling through another contentious week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a partial government shutdown.
In a week when Preside...
European Union: US Tax Reform Breaks Global Rules
2017-12-19 18:29:42 UTC
European finance ministers are worried. They say the US's big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right?
Last week, the finance ministers of Europe's five biggest economies — Germany, France, t...
Here's a Look at the Final Republican Tax Bill
2017-12-17 06:15:52 UTC
Republicans in the U.S. Congress released a final version of their tax bill on Friday, clearing the way for Senate and House of Representatives votes on the legislation next week.
President Donald Trump wants to sign tax legislation before the end of the year to notch the first major legislati...
Zimbabwe's government will Extend Amnesty on Outstanding Taxes
2017-12-08 07:04:50 UTC
HARARE — Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa proposed an amnesty for interest and penalties on outstanding taxes accrued prior to December 1, 2017 for taxpayers who come forward and settle their obligations within the period ending June 30, 2018.
He said the ...
Bitcoin tops an all-time high above $10,000
2017-11-29 06:11:39 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Red-hot bitcoin soared through an all-time high above $10,000 on Wednesday, taking its gains to more than 900 percent so far this year, the most of any asset class.
Despite widespread scepticism of many veteran bankers and fund managers, it is being propelled by a continue...
Canada reaches out to US Congress to bypass Trump on NAFTA
2017-11-15 20:02:04 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will redouble its lobbying efforts in Congress to block any Trump administration move to pull the United States out of NAFTA, sources familiar with government strategy said, as talks to modernize the treaty run into trouble.
Canadian officials, preparing for a fifth r...
TPP Countries Agree to Move Ahead Without the US
2017-11-11 07:34:30 UTC
DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.
Taking the agreement forw...
Germany’s Strong Economic Growth Creates Tax Surplus of 30 Billion Euros
2017-11-09 23:36:47 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s new tax estimates show the next federal government will have around 30 billion euros available for tax cuts and additional spending over the next four years, Finance Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday.
The tax experts’ estimates show Germany’s strong economic...
Trump’s administration has links with Russian allies of Putin
2017-11-06 04:23:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top member of Donald Trump's administration has business links with Russian allies of President Vladimir Putin who are under US sanctions, Leaked files from offshore law firm show.
Partnerships used by Ross, a billionaire investor helping to shape President Donald Tru...
GOP Massive Tax Cuts Will Lead to Major Deficit and Debt
2017-11-02 21:24:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans unveiled long-delayed legislation on Thursday to deliver deep tax cuts that President Donald Trump has promised.
The bill, representing what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax system since the 1980s, called for slashin...
EU Reaffirms Full Commitment to the Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-10-19 23:53:02 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.S. Congress would not let it collapse despite relentless criticism by President Donald Trump.
But the bloc, reluctant to isolate it...
Trump's Tax Plan Will add Trillions of Dollars to the Debt
2017-09-28 06:48:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed on Wednesday the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, calling for tax cuts for most Americans, but prompting criticism that the plan favors business and the rich and could add trillions of dollars to the deficit.
The proposal drew a...
Emmanuel Macron Sets Out Progressive Vision For EU
2017-09-26 16:47:29 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron offered a sweeping vision for a renewal of Europe on Tuesday, calling for the EU to cooperate more closely on defense, immigration, tax and social policy, and for the single currency bloc to have its own budget.
In a speech delivered two days ...
Brexit: 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain
2017-09-18 14:51:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe’s single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in international finance.
Frankfurt was by far the m...
Elizabeth Warren launches investigation into Equifax breach
2017-09-16 02:48:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for free.
Equifax came under increased pressure from l...
Medicare for All is New Litmus Test for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
2017-09-13 14:12:46 UTC
Medicare for All is becoming the new litmus test for Democratic presidential hopefuls.Cory Booker became the fifth Democratic senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill on Monday afternoon. It’s a shift for Booker, who recently told Vox’s Jeff Stein that single-pa...
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO
2017-09-12 20:19:26 UTC
Turkey has risked the anger of the United States and its fellow NATO members by signing a contract with Russia to buy a missile defense system.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish media on Tuesday that Ankara had put down a deposit on the Russian-made S-400 missile batteries, a...