China's cabinet unveiled new measures on Friday to boost employment, offering more flexible tax breaks to companies to hire the jobless, preferential loans and incentives for farmers and new graduates.
President Dilma Rousseff appealed to Brazilians on Sunday to back fiscal austerity policies, while saying that the belt-tightening will last as long as needed and positive results will only start showing at the end of this year.
The White House on Tuesday issued formal veto threats for two U.S. House of Representatives bills, one that would permanently extend certain tax breaks for small businesses, and the other that would make permanent the current tax breaks for certain charitable donations.
Dozens of temporary tax breaks, including big ones for business research, wind power and foreign profits, were renewed by the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday, putting to rest worries that further delays in dealing with the so-called tax extenders might foul up the approaching tax-filing season.
President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent.
Annual growth in China's exports and imports slowed in October, data showed on Saturday, reinforcing signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy that could prompt policymakers to roll out more stimulus measures.
An online report on UK financial website This Is Money discussed the advantages of investors betting in venture capital trusts at the time when certain economic factors are in their favor.
Democrats urged Republicans to limit tax breaks, executive stock options and other tax preferences enjoyed by hedge fund managers and private equity advisers.
Proposals to overhaul the US tax system could eliminate the billions of dollars in tax breaks enjoyed by corporations.