Tuesday March 31, 2020

Treading on thin ice

The need for tough decisions is as pressing as ever, as the government battles on several fronts to resuscitate the ailing economy.

28th March, 2009

A balancing act. That is what the government has been trying to come up with in its lengthy deliberations on the emergency budget package - and why its statements sound like those of the two-handed economist.

On the one hand, it feels it must act - and act decisively - to underpin the confidence of the international financial markets on which we rely to lend us money. On the other hand, it fears that taking...

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