France and U.S. agree to extend talks over tech tax

Business Jan 22, 2020

France and U.S. agree to extend talks over tech tax

by Jérôme Rivet

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on tech titans to the end of the year, postponing Washington's threat of sanctions, French officials said Tuesday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, speaking before a ...

IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020

Business / Economy Jan 21, 2020

IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020

The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that Japan's economy will grow 0.7 percent this year, up 0.2 percentage point from its earlier estimate due to stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of the Oct. 1 consumption tax hike. The Washington-based institution also said global growth ...

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Business Jan 21, 2020

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido — who declared himself acting president last year — will attend this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told AFP on Monday. Guaido is currently in Colombia, where he is due to meet with U.S. Secretary of ...