Ukraine’s nuclear chief says he sees signs Russia could leave occupied nuclear plant

KYIV – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy declared that Ukraine “cannot be broken” as he cited his country’s struggle against the Russian invasion and marked the anniversary of the famine which is regarded by Ukrainians as a deliberate act of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Live Briefing: Russian Invasion of Ukraine RFE/RLs Live briefing gives you all the … Read more

Employers are planning significant wage increases in 2023

Employees currently have an unusual amount of power to ask for more, such as a raise. Photo/NZME New Zealand employers expect to hand out hefty wage increases in 2023 to attract and retain workers, despite a call from Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr for spending and wage increases to withdrawn to help curb inflation. Research … Read more

France’s Le Maire: Europe must defend its economic interests against the US subsidy package

PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters) – France may try to negotiate some exemptions from the levies and limits imposed by the US anti-inflation law, but Europe must act to protect the bloc’s economic interests, said finance minister Bruno Le Maire Sunday. Le Maire will accompany French President Emmanuel Macron on a state visit to the United … Read more

Industrial strategy requires a new deal with the private sector

The author, a professor at UCL, will write the Penrose Lectures at Soas this week Industrial strategy is experiencing a renaissance. Triggered by multiple crises – financial, climate and health crises – countries around the world are investing heavily in fostering economic growth and resilience. The war in Ukraine, with its impact on supply chains, … Read more

Is the upgrade worth it?

Premium economy has quickly become a popular cabin choice for airlines, with more being added in recent years. Virgin Atlantic was an early adopter of premium economy, having added the cabin in the early 1990s. But is the product worth the extra cost? Here’s our guide to determining whether you should upgrade from economy to … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to tackle “disruptive” China as it works with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined spending of C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion), including to bolster Canada’s military presence and cybersecurity in the region … Read more