https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/08/carrie-gracie-letter-in-full The BBC’s China editor resigned this week over pay inequality. Her open letter to licence payers can be viewed via The Guardian.
The Public-Private Partnership Monitor was launched at the end of 2017 by the Asian Development Bank. This new publication monitors developments in 9 nations of the ADB: Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It examines four main areas of interest: Regulatory Framework, Institutional Capacity […]
Passport https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/databases/p/passportgmid has added analytics to its portfolio which allow you to do modelling in certain given situations. Notable tools include Economic Barometer (last 2 quarters of macroeconomic data for 80 countries and 32 indicators – heat-mapped) Macro Models (macroeconomic forecasts) and the Brexit Scenarios Tool. To find these and more access Passport and find the […]
Interesting findings on high levels of debt and vulnerability and lack of financial knowledge among the British adult population in the first Financial Lives Survey 2017 released by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It is compiled from consumer researcher on over 13,000 adults. According to the survey 69% of those aged over 75 displayed some […]
The Legal and General reported that from its findings in 2016 the bank of mum and dad was involved in 25% of all property transactions. 57% of the under 35s received help from friends and family to buy the home they live in. Also this week the International Longevity Centre reported that with current economic […]
Today (8th March) is budget day- keep up with the news and views – with our selection of academic resources. This will be the last spring budget as unless the chancellor changes his mind all will be held annually in the autumn from now on. Read the full text papers on the UK Government website […]
A new site from the World Bank which provides free access to open data on trade and competitiveness. It has over 180 indicators drawn from a range of World Bank, UN and other international organisations. Key topics are barriers to trade, private sector investment, foreign direct investment, innovation, competition policy and the economic context and conditions. […]
Launch of Responsible Finance A body which represents responsible finance lenders in the UK. It is the new name for the Community Development Finance Association. These organisations work to provide access to credit for people and businesses not covered by the mainstream lenders. Its website has news from providers and research publications these include reports on financial […]
IMF has conducted the first-ever global review of policymakers’ use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality and has released an online database toolkit of gender equality indicators worldwide. You can investigate whether gender budgeting in over 60 nations has had an impact. Access the data and read associated research reports.
Recently the UK government claimed that a possible UK exit from Europe would have an immediate economic impact. Certainly according to a report published by Civitas this week The HM treasury claims do not add up. For other opinions see the IFS analysis of the impact on public finance. And reports issued which state that […]