government spending

ECB Paper Finds Timing Matters in Fiscal Spree by Indebted State

ECB Paper Finds Timing Matters in Fiscal Spree by Indebted State

For a government with a lot of debt, timing is everything when it comes to embarking on a fiscal splurge, according to research by the European Central Bank.
Johnson’s Post-Brexit Spending Spree to End Era of Austerity

Johnson’s Post-Brexit Spending Spree to End Era of Austerity

To retain support in the poorest parts of the country, the prime minister must address the grievances of those who feel marginalized.
S. African Ruling Party Calls Emergency Talks on State Wages

S. African Ruling Party Calls Emergency Talks on State Wages

The leadership of South Africa’s ruling party called an emergency meeting to discuss the government’s plans to curb its wage bill -- a move that has angered its labor-union allies.
U.K. Central Banker Sees Investment Surge Driven by Brexit, Budget

U.K. Central Banker Sees Investment Surge Driven by Brexit, Budget

There’s a good chance that U.K. companies will unleash spending this year with a double boost from an expansionary budget and more clarity over Brexit, according to Bank of England Chief Economist
How Can Bernie Sanders Pay for Spending? Easily, Say Treasury Markets

How Can Bernie Sanders Pay for Spending? Easily, Say Treasury Markets

Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders is pledging to spend big and fund it all with new taxes, drawing flak from rivals and analysts who say his budget numbers don’t add up.
These Charts Show the Debt and Deficit Woes in South Africa’s Budget

These Charts Show the Debt and Deficit Woes in South Africa’s Budget

South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s commitment to slash government spending is unlikely to rein in debt and stabilize state finances over the medium term.
South African Unions Reject State’s Bid to Renegotiate Pay

South African Unions Reject State’s Bid to Renegotiate Pay

South African labor unions have rejected a government proposal to review planned increases for civil servants days before they were due to be implemented.
Bernie Sanders pressed in interview about how much his agenda will cost. He admits he doesn't know.

Bernie Sanders pressed in interview about how much his agenda will cost. He admits he doesn't know.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has some ambitious plans for what he wants the federal government to do if he's elected president, but he admitted in an interview
TOWHEY: Canada should spend its ad dollars at home

TOWHEY: Canada should spend its ad dollars at home

As a Canadian TV watcher, I am not permitted to see U.S. commercials during the Super Bowl broadcast — Canadian ads must be inserted in their place. Canadian broadcasters are required to produce and
Trump Beats Congressional Democrats’ Emoluments Lawsuit

Trump Beats Congressional Democrats’ Emoluments Lawsuit

Donald Trump beat back a lawsuit by 215 congressional Democrats who say he has been violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause by profiting from foreign government spending at his Washington hotel
Trump Has Few Options to Juice the Economy Ahead of November

Trump Has Few Options to Juice the Economy Ahead of November

With Democrats in control of the House, a big fiscal stimulus is off the table.
How Sinn Fein Ignited Irish Election (But Won’t Win)

How Sinn Fein Ignited Irish Election (But Won’t Win)

Long an outsider in Irish politics because of its links with the Irish Republican Army, Sinn Fein is moving center stage. Just days before a Feb. 8 general election, the party surged ahead of Prime

It’s time government starts to better manage its online spending

We don’t know exactly how $6 billion a year is spent.
The Officials Working Behind the Scenes on India’s Budget

The Officials Working Behind the Scenes on India’s Budget

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a keen interest in the preparation of the government’s upcoming budget to help spur growth in Asia’s third-largest economy.
Mnuchin Touts Tax Cuts With Davos Finale Endorsing Fiscal Boost

Mnuchin Touts Tax Cuts With Davos Finale Endorsing Fiscal Boost

Top financial officials from the major global economies used the World Economic Forum in Davos to tout the benefits of government spending as a way to lift growth out of its funk and reduce reliance
U.K. High Speed Rail Is Over Budget and Delayed, Watchdog Says

U.K. High Speed Rail Is Over Budget and Delayed, Watchdog Says

The U.K.’s HS2 High Speed Rail project linking London to northern England is behind schedule and over budget, the government spending watchdog said, underlining the difficult decision ministers must
Germany Must Rethink Balanced Budget ‘Fetishism’: Green Party’s Habeck

Germany Must Rethink Balanced Budget ‘Fetishism’: Green Party’s Habeck

German Green Party co-leader Robert Habeck discusses climate awareness, Germany’s balanced budget policy, and the need to increase government spending. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua at
Trump’s China Deal Is His Hedge Against Impeachment Damage

Trump’s China Deal Is His Hedge Against Impeachment Damage

Hours before the seven House Democrats managers marched articles of impeachment across the Capitol last week, President Donald Trump secured what he’s relying on to counter any political damage -- a
Russia Moves Quickly to Make Putin’s New Vision a Reality

Russia Moves Quickly to Make Putin’s New Vision a Reality

Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister pledged to work with business and overhaul the cabinet after a surprise shakeup that may enable the president to extend his 20-year rule.