Tunisia

Tunisia's powerful UGTT workers union holds nationwide strike

Tunisia General Labour Union protests against government's refusal to raise salaries of 670,000 public servants.

Tunisia's powerful UGTT workers union holds nationwide strike

Tunisia

Tunisia's powerful labour union to stage strike over wages

The country is under pressure from international lenders to freeze public sector wages to help reduce budget deficit.

Tunisia's powerful labour union to stage strike over wages

Mozambique

Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case

The indictment comes days after three ex-Credit Suisse bankers were charged in the US for their role in the scandal.

Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case

Pakistan

Pakistan rupee hits record low against US dollar

Pakistan struggles with chronic inflation as it burns through its dwindling foreign currency reserves.

Pakistan rupee hits record low against US dollar

Tunisia

Thousands protest Tunisia's public sector cuts

PM Chahed, under pressure from the IMF, is battling to cut budget deficit to 4.9 percent of GDP from 6.2 percent.

Thousands protest Tunisia's public sector cuts

Latin America

Argentina's Senate discusses austerity budget for 2019

Despite protests against austerity measures, the budget is likely to be approved.

Argentina

IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

South American nation, which has been plagued by chronic economic problems, reached IMF deal for $50bn loan in June.

IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

Africa

Zimbabwe: Transaction tax causing a cash crisis

Zimbabwe's attempt to revive the economy makes matters worse for its struggling health system.

Opinion

Is China really to blame for Zambia's debt problems?

Yes, but so is the West with its neoliberal policies.

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Jordan

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE to give Jordan financial support deal

Gulf Arab nations will on Thursday sign an agreement to provide credit guarantees and grants to Jordan.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE to give Jordan financial support deal

Latin America

IMF gives Argentina $57bn emergency loan

The loan comes with stringent conditions, including a commitment to a zero deficit for 2019.

Venezuela

Venezuela to significantly increase oil exports to China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said additional Chinese investment will help boost oil production and exports.

Venezuela to significantly increase oil exports to China

Inside Story

Is a Brexit deal possible?

Analysts warn of dire economic consequences if no deal is reached with time running out on a clean EU-Britain break.

Argentina

Argentina's crisis: What went wrong and what is next

A plunging currency, a $50bn IMF credit line and street protests against austerity. How did Argentina reach this point?