Coronavirus

Making real-estate assets work for local governments

This is a guest post by Dag Detter, who led the restructuring of the Swedish portfolios of public assets, Stefan Fölster, President of the Swedish Reform Institute and Josh Ryan-Collins, a Senior Research Fellow at IIPP. Local governments across the UK are being hit from several directions. Business rates, council tax and transport …

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Fed keeps monetary policy steady as Covid cases rise

The Federal Reserve has kept monetary policy steady with interest rates at rock bottom and no changes to its bond purchases, as chairman Jay Powell warned the rise in coronavirus cases around the world was “particularly concerning”. In a statement on Thursday, the Federal Open Market Committee said it would …

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