The UK economy: Boris Johnson takes control | FT

The FT’s chief economics commentator says Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s mission to ‘level up’ left behind UK regions can only mean more public spending, a wider deficit and possible tax rises ► See if you get the FT for free as a student or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132 ► Check out our Community tab … Read more The UK economy: Boris Johnson takes control | FT

RBS Will Continue to Reshape Cost Base for a Number of Years: CFO

Feb.14 — Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc Chief Fincancial Officer Katie Murray discusses cost cuts and the low interest-rate environment as the state-controlled lender beat consensus estimates with an operating profit before tax of 1.55 billion pounds ($2.02 billion) in the fourth quarter. RBS, which will be renamed NatWest Group Plc, is almost halving … Read more RBS Will Continue to Reshape Cost Base for a Number of Years: CFO

Macron accused of ‘greenwashing’ during Alps visit

The French President visited the French Alps on Thursday drawing attention to rapidly melting glaciers and broader climate change concerns. Internet users were sceptical and the term ‘greenwashing’ was used frequently. Elsewhere, French political figure Elisabeth Balkany has gone viral for a pose she struck while waiting for her husband to be released from prison … Read more Macron accused of ‘greenwashing’ during Alps visit

Thomas Piketty on why we need a radical new wealth tax I FT

The bestselling French economist Thomas Piketty talks to the FT’s European economics commentator Martin Sandbu about ideology, capital, and how to make societies fairer with taxes on wealth and inheritance. Read more at https://on.ft.com/39kcNWa. See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmen… ► Check out … Read more Thomas Piketty on why we need a radical new wealth tax I FT

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia is set to find out on Wednesday whether the European Union will scrap its preferential trade agreement over concerns about a 2018 clampdown on opposition figures and workers’ rights. Under the Everything But Arms deal, Cambodia can export most goods to Europe tax-free. If that happens hundreds of thousands of Cambodian workers will be … Read more EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Ireland housing crisis, a cause for Sinn Féin surge in elections?

“What part of the economy is actually going up?” asks The Irish Times’ Una Mullally as she stresses that despite having its people struggling to find a place to live, Ireland has been described as a tax haven. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Ireland housing crisis, a cause for Sinn Féin surge in elections?

Jordan: Destitution fears as gov’t tackles public debt

Jordan has brought in another increase in taxes. When the hikes were first announced in 2018 they led to widespread protests. This is the final phase – and though the response has been more muted, many people are worried they will not be able to make ends meet. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Amman, … Read more Jordan: Destitution fears as gov’t tackles public debt

Emily Thornberry in last-ditch appeal to Labour members: ‘Give me a chance’– video

Emily Thornberry made an urgent plea for nominations as she faces the possibility of being knocked out of the race to become Labour’s next leader. The shadow foreign secretary made a lengthy appeal to party members at a leadership hustings in Cardiff, arguing that she “raises the game” of the other candidates and asking twice … Read more Emily Thornberry in last-ditch appeal to Labour members: ‘Give me a chance’– video

Crop Giant ADM Gets Biodiesel Lift as Nutrition Bet Pays Off

Jan.30 — Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.’s shares surged after quarterly earnings got a boost from retroactive biodiesel tax credits just as the firm’s bet on nutrition is starting to pay off. The Chicago-based firm posted earnings of $1.42 a share, more than double the average analyst estimate. Bloomberg’s Alix Steel and Michael Hirtzer discuss ADM’s results.