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Finance ministers hooked on Covid stimulus, Mervyn King says

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The spectre of a post-pandemic burst of inflation has been raised by the former Bank of England governor Mervyn King, as he warned central banks and finance ministries were in effect becoming hooked on stimulus. In a ...

The Guardian view on green finance: doing business as if the planet mattered

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Last week, Shell walked away from 170 million barrels of oil off the coast of Shetland, declaring the “economic case for investment” too weak. As might be expected with such a politically sensitive venture, there has ...

Syria cement plant at centre of terror finance investigation ‘used by western spies’

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A cement plant in Syria at the centre of a terror financing investigation in France was used by western intelligence agencies to gather information on hostages held by Islamic State, sources connected to the operation...

John Lewis Finance caused our refund delays, then blamed us

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Last February we bought Ryanair flights to Ibiza for a family-of-four holiday. When the government grounded the flights, Ryanair initially offered a voucher. When we asked for a refund, it said that the flight was can...

European finance ministers push for G7 tax abuse deal

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Good morning. With the G7 summit set to begin in two weeks, the EU’s four biggest economies have raised the stakes for leaders to reach a landmark agreement to curb tax avoidance by multinational companies. In a lett...

Leading finance firms sign up to Mark Carney forum on low-carbon investment

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Banks and financial institutions with more than $70tn assets have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and ensure their investment portfolios align with the science on the climate. In the initiative, chaired ...

Rishi Sunak to announce £15bn green finance plan

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Rishi Sunak will announce plans to transform the City of London into a hub for green finance on Thursday as the government pushes to boost its competitiveness on the global stage after Brexit. The chancellor is expect...

Spreading the wealth: Black-owned investment firms tackle the racial finance gap

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Black investors have long been underrepresented in the stock market; only 33.5% of Black American households owned stocks in 2019, according to Federal Reserve data. But that’s beginning to change. Across the country,...

The future of Europe is at stake in the fight for Germany’s finance ministry

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The result of the German election was known within minutes of the polls closing on 26 September. But the kind of government that will emerge is being decided now, behind closed doors, in intense three-way coalition ne...

Publix heiress faces criticism for helping finance 6 January rally

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A low-profile American heiress living in Italy has come under fire for donating $650,000 to three organizations that helped stage and promote the political rally on 6 January that was followed by the insurrection at t...

The Guardian view on finance failures: manmade errors amplified by machines

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The late economist Hyman Minsky was a pioneer in understanding finance’s grip on the US economy – and the consequences for society. In the 1980s, he predicted the rise of “money manager capitalism” and foresaw that in...

European finance ministers say deal to stop global tax abuse is ‘within reach’

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The EU’s four biggest economies have raised the pressure for a landmark agreement to curb tax abuse by multinational companies to be reached at G7 meetings in London on Friday. Sending a united message in a letter in ...

From finance chief to childminder: how home schooling has inspired new careers

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Many parents struggled through home schooling and felt relieved when their children returned to school. But for others, the experience was an inspiration – and the incentive for a career move into childcare, early yea...

Wealthy nations urged to meet $100bn climate finance goal

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The European Commission president has urged wealthy countries to close the gap to meet a $100bn annual climate finance target for developing nations a year earlier than expected. Speaking before crucial meetings on th...

Rich countries not providing poor with pledged climate finance, analysis says

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Rich countries will continue to miss a longstanding pledge to provide poor countries with $100bn a year in climate finance for the next four years, new analysis suggests on the eve of a crunch meeting of world leaders...

New Zealand becomes first country to force finance companies to act on climate risks

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New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law forcing financial institutions to disclose and, the government says, act on climate-related risks and opportunities. “We have an opportunity to pave ...

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