1. Factbox-From tax to green power, UK's Conservatives and Labour lock horns on economy

    By: William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party are increasingly making the economy a battleground of their early election campaigning. Finance minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday the Conservatives would cu
  2. Brazil to examine changes to pension benefit calculations in spending review, minister says

    By: Marcela Ayres and Bernardo Caram BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's planning ministry is preparing to review government spending again, including changes in the calculation of pension and labor benefits, but it is not planning any immediate implementation, the minister told Reuters
  3. Jeremy Hunt gets £12billion more 'headroom' so could slash another 2p off National Insurance, says IFS

    By Nicholas Cecil Jeremy Hunt has got £12billion more “fiscal headroom” so he could be tempted to slash another 2p off National Insurance, say leading economists. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the public finances moving into the new fiscal year 2024/25, and looking ahead, m
  4. Economic woes started with Gordon Brown's spending leading economist warns Hunt

    By Gabrielle Wilde Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics at the Cardiff Business School, has said the government needs to cut taxes if it wants to grow the economy after Jeremy Hunt said he needed 'to be prudent like Gordon Brown.' Speaking to Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, Prof Mi
  5. Labour MP Tulip Siddiq explains £28billion green policy in bizarre child murder analogy

    By Sophie Huskisson A Labour frontbencher attempted to explain the party's economic policies by comparing it being put off marrying someone if they murdered a two-year-old. In an interview with LBC, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury Tulip Siddiq scrambled to explain whether
  6. Brazil Senate committee approves new restrictive fiscal rules

    BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazil's Senate economic affairs committee gave its approval on Wednesday to new fiscal rules proposed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government, marking another step forward for the measure deemed crucial in curbing uncontrolled growth of the public
  7. Brazil Senate committee delays vote on new fiscal rules until Wednesday

    BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazil's Senate Economic Affairs Committee has granted the opposition a 24-hour delay on a vote on new fiscal rules considered crucial by the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The new fiscal framework, mentioned by S&P in its outlook improvemen