Economics

19.01.2013

Environmental Storm and Economic Storm on Collision Course

Environmental Storm and Economic Storm on Collision Course

IRIN* The World Economic Forum has released its eighth annual Global Risks Report, which lists top global threats identified by a survey of over 1,000 experts. As in last year’s report, 2013’s risks were topped by economic and financial concerns, particularly the risk of major systemic economic… »

16.01.2013

When buying cheap turns out expensive

When buying cheap turns out expensive

Three, two, one, zero… The sales are now on.  Offers, discounts, % off… fill the shop windows of the high streets and the shopping centres.  It is the time to buy and to buy cheaply.  But… Is what we’re buying really so cheap?  What is being hidden behind the clothing… »

16.01.2013

Nowhere left to run for factory owners in Asia

Nowhere left to run for factory owners in Asia

When the cost of labour started to rise in China a few years ago, many manufacturers thought it would be a smart move to decamp to smaller Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia where wages were a lot lower and the pro-business government made it easy for them to set… »

14.01.2013

Bolivia: Evo’s government gathers 24% more tax than last year

Bolivia: Evo’s government gathers 24% more tax than last year

The Bolivian Tax Office (SIN in its Spanish acronym) has closed the 2012 period with a total tax collection of 37,459.5 million bolivianos (5,421.34 million US dollars), a total which represents an increase of 24% with respect to what was collected in 2011 when 30,201.2 million bolivianos were collected, said… »

09.01.2013

USA saved from the Fiscal Cliff – An immodest proposal

USA saved from the Fiscal Cliff – An immodest proposal

We are saved —so our politicians tell us —from a plunge off the fiscal cliff. In all reports, however, it is mentioned that President Obama settled for a slice of what he claimed to be after, which was to raise taxes on those whose income is more than a $quarter… »

20.12.2012

The unbearable lightness of memory: Germany and Switzerland

The unbearable lightness of memory: Germany and Switzerland

Germany and Switzerland: two solid financial rocks in the EU crisis or just fantastic at “social maquillage”? (with thanks to Mr. Kundera). These days the EU is going through serious growing pains. The economic disciplining is in full motion and it’s a very “tough discipline”. The irresponsible countries… »

08.12.2012

Over 40 UK Uncut actions across UK successfully target Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women

Over 40 UK Uncut actions across UK successfully target Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women

– UK Uncut successfully targets Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women – Over 40 protests across the UK take place at Starbucks shops today, in UK Uncut’s biggest day of action – Protesters stage sit-ins and transform Starbucks into refuges, crèches and homeless… »

21.11.2012

Churches Express Solidarity with Greece

Churches Express Solidarity with Greece

By R. Nastranis Church leaders from around the world have expressed solidarity with the much pooh-poohed and crisis-ridden Greece in a two-day visit to the country during which they met Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece as well as the Deputy Foreign Minister Constantinos Tsiaras. They were told… »

16.11.2012

Rolling Jubilee: Buying Up Distressed Debt, Occupy Offshoot Bails Out the People, Not the Banks

Rolling Jubilee: Buying Up Distressed Debt, Occupy Offshoot Bails Out the People, Not the Banks

An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street has launched a new movement called “Rolling Jubilee” to buy distressed debt from financial firms, often for pennies on the dollar, and then canceling it so that borrowers do not have to repay. The people who incurred the debt in the first place then… »

15.11.2012

Humanist International supports 14N strike

Humanist International supports 14N strike

Press release EUROPE IN CRISIS: HUMANIST INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTS 14N STRIKE The current crisis that we are living through in Europe is the crisis of a System which is driven by those institutions that are the holders of transnational finance capital. That transfer of power to big capital has been dismembering… »

Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.


video 10 years of Pressenza

Milagro Sala

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Archives

Except where otherwise note, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.