The unemployment rate in Japan climbed for the second consecutive month in November as the tightest labor market in decades induced people to leave their jobs in search of better opportunities, government data showed on Friday.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is considering using this month’s budget to introduce a ‘Good Landlord’ tax break rewarding investors who sell properties to sitting tenants amid a housing crisis in the UK that has left 40 percent of young adults unable to buy a home.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Saturday recommended that thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centers amid clashes between militia in Tripoli be directed to a facility in the capital to help them to safety.
Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to A$1.8 billion ($1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.
After some initial sluggishness, Asia-Pacific stocks generally improved as Wednesday’s trading day progressed. But there were no blowout gains occurring, with nearly all rising indexes up no more than 0.5 percent and many seeing advances of 0.2 percent of less.