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Exclusive: Democratic Party slams GOP candidates on climate change

The Democratic Party released a video on Sunday slamming Republican presidential hopefuls for their opposition to action on climate change, suggesting the views clash with the reality of rising sea levels and shifting weather patterns. The video features Republican front-runner Donald Trump and his two closest rivals, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, denying man-made global warming, juxtaposed with images of ... Read More »

UK consumers least confident in over a year on economic uncertainties

British consumer morale fell to its lowest in over a year in February as concerns over the economic outlook hurt sentiment, a survey showed on Friday. Market research firm GfK said its overall consumer sentiment indicator fell to 0 in February from +4 in January – its lowest since December 2014. Britain’s economy leaned heavily on consumer spending drive its ... Read More »

French central bank head cautions on oil price impact – newspaperFrench,central,bank,head,cautions,on,oil,price,impact,-,newspaper

The European Central Bank could extend money printing, the head of France’s central bank told a German newspaper on Sunday, as the long-term impact of low oil prices weighs on euro zone economies. ECB governors from across the euro zone, including France and Germany, will meet in early March to decide whether to adjust interest rates or extend a scheme ... Read More »

The Guardian view on the Irish election: economic pain for no political gain

The voters don’t do gratitude, self-pitying politicians are wont to moan. For technocratic admirers of Dublin’s outgoing Fine Gael/Labour coalition, the Irish election of 2016 has proved the point. In 2011, a near-bankrupt and recently bailed-out republic turned to Enda Kenny as a new broom, and his government enjoyed a record majority. Five years on, the economy is growing at ... Read More »

Be cautious on new accounting system: CGA

The new method provides a more accurate picture of a company’s financial position. It is also more complex, expensive and time-consuming. The Controller General of Accounts has asked the government to be careful in adopting the accrual method of accounting considering the costs involved as only a few of its departments can benefit. “We should tread this subject in a ... Read More »