Call for state assets sale to fund jobs initiatives

Industry and business groups want the government to invest any cash raised from the sale of state assets into a host of jobs and education initiatives, market incentives and a bank for business lending.

23rd April, 2011

Industry and business groups want the government to invest any cash raised from the sale of state assets into a host of jobs and education initiatives, market incentives and a bank for business lending. Ibec said job promotion could be driven in several sectors, while Isme said there was ‘‘no point in paying off a year or two’s interest from the IMF/EU loans’’ with the proceeds of such sales. Instead, Isme believes a state lender...

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