OECD

U.S. courts allies with free trade offers at G20, France resists

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals on Saturday to gain leverage in an escalating tariff war with China but its overtures faced stiff resistance from France at a G20 finance ministers meeting dominated by trade tensions.<p>U.S. Treasury …

Economy

Japan official urges caution over Trump's complaint on strong dollar

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Japan should be careful about recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump on currencies and might need to convince Washington its monetary easing is not aimed at weakening the yen but beating deflation, a finance ministry official said on Saturday.<p>Japan's Minister of …

Economy

Why the Cook Islands fears rich-country status

MOST political leaders play up their country’s economic performance. Those on the Cook Islands, a collection of 15 islets spread over 2m square …

New Zealand

Why the next crash could hit Britain hardest

Forex

Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole

Without a shared EU foreign policy, the notion of halting future migration waves is unrealistic, write Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Samuel Doveri</i> …

Foreign Policy

FBR embarks upon proactive approach to create awareness about tax amnesty

ISLAMABAD, Jul 20 (APP):The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has embarked upon proactive approach to create awareness among business community and …

Lahore

Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Africa Competitiveness Report was first published in 1998 and has, since 2007, been a biennial project highlighting areas that require policy …

World Economic Forum

Where is sustainable development headed? | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

, New York<p>Traditional assumptions about how to deliver development are being challenged as the world strives to implement its most wide-ranging …

United Nations

More women in Quebec's workforce, thanks to daycare policy: study

Women in Quebec are more likely to be in the workforce than women in Ontario and a new Statistics Canada study suggests that subsidized daycare may …

Canadian News

People Are Speaking Up Against This So-Called "Trend" Of Donating Vacation Days To New Moms

On Thursday, <i>Good Morning America</i> published an article about the new "trendy co-worker baby shower gift" — donating your vacation time to supplement a …

Baby Showers

A depressing new trend is gifting paid time off to co-workers for their maternity leave

A <i>Good Morning America</i> article sent shock waves through Twitter yesterday after it revealed that a hot, new trend is donating personal vacation time …

Maternity

America's most popular doll is being counterfeited. L.A. toymaker MGA wants to know who's doing it

Earlier this year, attorney Jennifer Marrow visited TomTop.com, an online marketplace, to buy one of the most popular toys in America.<p>The site based in China claimed it had a deal on the priciest version: the limited-edition L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise, a rose-gold case with 50 small toys, …

Business

Co-Workers Gifting New Moms PTO to Help Extend Short Maternity Leaves — and People Have Opinions

“It takes a village” has a whole new meaning — namely, “It takes an office.”<p>For a new story published by <i>Good Morning America</i> titled, “Donating …

Baby Showers

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Mayo byelection and crossbenchers in the parliament

Michelle Grattan discusses the week in politics with Director of the University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, Mark Evans. They …

Australia

'Donating' vacation time to new moms has become a trend — but some people think it's alarming

Joana Lopes/Shutterstock; that_flojo/Twitter<p><b>On Wednesday, Good Morning America published an article about a new trend in which people "donate" their</b> …

The Workplace

Reform agriculture marketing systems to address farm distress

Photo: Hindustan Times<p>The recent increase in the minimum support prices (MSP) for major kharif crops has reignited the debate about food price …

Business (India)

Ex-Im Bank nominee fairs well in Senate hearing

Ex-Im Bank lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can …

Donald Trump

Cost to HSE of recruiting 371 staff a month ‘not sustainable’

Current levels of recruitment in the health service - running at 371 staff per month - are not sustainable when combined with the ongoing cost of pay …

Health Care

Venezuelans fleeing home turn to Argentina for stability and employment

<b>The winter sun was setting over Buenos Aires when Scarlett Jaimes walked out of the University of Palermo and onto a quiet street. Despite the</b> …

Venezuela

Great middle managers need emotional intelligence

“I’ve created an atmosphere where I’m a friend first, a boss second and probably an entertainer third,” says David Brent, the deluded general manager …

Employee Engagement

Australian superannuation share exposure jumps dramatically in a year

Australian superannuation funds dramatically boosted their exposure to company shares over 2017 giving the nation’s super system the highest exposure …

Superannuation

Opinion: How immigrants can make the economy — and the nation — stronger

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Project Syndicate) — One of the central challenges facing the world’s advanced economies is slowing growth. Over the last decade, …

Economics

US tariff war to adversely affect international trade: China

Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China on Wednesday continued its attacks on the trade war launched by the US on its exports and said that it would harm …

Globalization

Cynicism isn’t as smart as we think it is

In the fourth century BC, cynics wanted to live like dogs. The Cynics were Greek philosophers who rejected conventional ideas about money, power, and shelter. Instead, they advocated living simply, aligned with nature. The founder of this school of thought, Antisthenes, purportedly lived on the …

Psychology

Robots and AI will actually create more jobs than they take

ROBOTS will make more jobs than they take in the UK, according to a new report.<p>The combination of artificial intelligence and robotics will displace …

Science

What higher tariffs could mean for economic growth

Imagine going back to 1990. Facebook and Google didn’t exist. The Berlin Wall had just come down and China was not yet an economic power.<p>Globalization, as we now know it, also hadn’t reached its heights. Import taxes were significantly higher in most countries, averaging around 5% for rich …

Economics

Decoding Trump’s attack on Europe

U.S. President Donald Trump’s incendiary tour of Europe has justly generated extensive coverage for his disregard for diplomatic niceties and attacks …

Geopolitics

Why the Reserve Bank is happy to see Sydney, Melbourne house prices edge lower

The Sydney and Melbourne property markets are gradually deflating, and the Reserve Bank of Australia couldn't be happier.<p>That's the clear message …

Economics

CEOs don't understand how angry workers feel about executive pay | Osmond Chiu

$53,000. That’s how much the median wage in Australia is. In other words, for half the population that’s the most they’ll bring home in a year while trying to feed, clothe and shelter themselves and their families.<p>It took the CEO of Domino’s Pizza just a few hours to earn that much, as he raked in …

Opinion (UK)

Here's how wealthy the average family is in 35 countries around the world

How much money people have in the bank varies widely from country to country.<p>The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a group of 36 countries around the world, including most of the major developed economies, dedicated to promoting "policies that will improve the economic …

Markets