Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Greece | Syriza’s Repressive Turn

Alexis Tsipras’s government promised to end austerity. Now it’s defending the banks against people evicted from their homes — and persecuting those who protest.
Many on the international left believe that things in Greece are slowly improving, and that the Syriza government remains a left-wing force that is protecting the interests of workers and the poor even despite very difficult conditions. For those who accept this view, recent developments in the country will come as a nasty surprise.

Argentina | IMF: Argentina World Economy Weakening From US Trade War

The fund says Argentina’s economy will shrink by 2.6 percent in 2018 because of austerity measures, and global growth is contracting from trade wars.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday that the Latin American economy will grow less than expected, mainly because Argentina, the region’s third largest money maker, is in an economic crisis.

Italy | All About the Italian Economic Crisis of 2018

By Shobhit Seth

The eurozone’s third-largest nation has plunged into deep political and economic crisis, which has become a concern for the European Union (EU) as well as for the global markets. At the end of Sept. 2018, the ruling coalition comprising the Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord announced their 2019 budget, which increases deficit spending to 2.4 percent of the GDP. The move has upset Italy’s euro zone partners, who had been pressuring Italy to decrease its debt. This article looks at what Italy’s political and economic problems are all about and why it matters so much to the world economy.