• OECD 2016 avg tax-to-GDP ratio 34.3% vs 34.0% in 2015


    The average tax-to-GDP ratio in countries making up the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rose to 34.3% in 2016 from 34.0% the year earlier, a new OECD report showed. Increasing tax-to-GDP levels were seen in 20 of the 33 OECD countries that provided preliminary data in 2016, while tax-to-GDP levels fell in the remaining 13 countries. RADIOCOR

  • UK consumer confidence slumps to post-Brexit vote low: YouGov/Cebr


    British households are their least confident since immediately after last year’s Brexit vote, partly because of this month’s interest rate hike and further signs of a slowdown in the housing market, a consumer confidence index produced by polling firm YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research showed. REUTERS

  • Italian investment growing - ISTAT


    ISTAT said Tuesday that Italian investment levels are on the up. "Investments are expected to strengthen the recovery both in 2017 (+3.0%) and in 2018 (+3.3%)," the statistics agency said. ANSA

  • Half of Germans want new elections after coalition talks fail


    Half of Germans are in favor of calling a new election after Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to reach a deal to form a new coalition with two other parties, while a fifth back forming a minority government, an opinion poll showed. The collapse of talks between Merkel’s conservative bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and environmentalist Greens has thrown Germany into political uncertainty and raised the prospect of new elections. REUTERS

  • EU seeks more information from Italy on 2018 budget


    The European Commission intends to ask Italy to provide more details regarding its draft budgetary plans for 2018, European officials said. The EU executive arm has decided to send a letter to the Italian government ahead of a final decision on the Italian budget in May. RADIOCOR

  • Japan's GDP grows for seven straight quarters, outlook remains solid


    Japan’s economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter due to strong exports, posting the longest period of uninterrupted growth in more than a decade. The economy expanded at a 1.4 percent annualized rate in July-September, slightly above the median estimate for annualized growth of 1.3 percent. That followed revised annualized growth of 2.6 percent in April-June. RADIOCOR

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