Italy needs to respect its fiscal targets if it wants to retain the confidence of investors over its capacity to repay its debt, Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco said on Saturday, as Rome faces a budget tussle with Brussels.
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved Friday a suite of labor reforms designed to solve Japan’s demographic challenges while creating conditions to promote job growth, particularly for those struggling to find stable work.
Leading US paleontologists are calling for a worldwide halt to the sale of vertebrate dinosaur fossils. The booming market for specimens, driven by their popularity with wealthy private collectors, including Hollywood stars, is pushing up prices and putting them out of reach of museums and scientists, they say.
Although Australia's economy is continuing to grow and has demonstrated its resilience to shocks over the past number of decades, a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Monday warned Australia that its housing market could be a source of ‘vulnerability’.