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Germany is planning new borrowing of $114b in 2021

Bloomberg Germany’s federal government is planning new borrowing of 96.2 billion euros ($114 billion) next year, as Europe’s biggest economy seeks to spend its way out of the deep recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition abandoned a long-standing policy of running balanced budgets in March, ...

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Virus is putting Britain’s next industrial revolution on ice

Bloomberg In the country that pioneered the world’s first industrial revolution in the 18th century, its latest one is looking very much on hold. The global shift towards robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) across advanced economies is currently in a go-slow phase in the UK — where both Covid-19 and ...

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Europe’s virus surge hits French finance chief, threatens London

Bloomberg France’s finance chief contracted Covid-19 amid the virus surge in his country and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK may need tighter restrictions, signalling Europe’s growing risk of the kind of lockdowns that crippled the economy in the second quarter. Mayor Sadiq Khan sounded the alarm for London, ...

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Argentina’s economic team splits over restrictions on dollar buying

Bloomberg Argentina’s latest crackdown on dollar purchases exposed a split between the nation’s top policy makers as they struggle to find a way back from the deepest crash on record. Argentina’s dollar bonds extended their drop, two days after central bank chief Miguel Pesce tightened already-strict currency controls. Pesce wanted ...

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