Poverty & Development

Can Lebanon's protesters win concrete change?

Demonstrators tired of high prices, unemployment and poor services challenge long-established system dominated by political dynasties.

Can Lebanon's protesters win concrete change?

Iraq

Will protesters in Iraq get what they want?

Demonstrators fear nothing will change after police crack down and officials propose a recycled set of reforms.

Will protesters in Iraq get what they want?

AJ Impact

HSBC may slash up to 10,000 jobs to cut costs: FT

Workers in highly-paid roles and positions in Europe could be the first to go, according to a Financial Times report.

HSBC may slash up to 10,000 jobs to cut costs: FT

AJ Impact

Printer problem: HP says to slash up to 9,000 jobs to cut costs

HP estimates that it can save $1bn by the end of its 2022 fiscal year, but the restructuring will also cost it $1bn.

Printer problem: HP says to slash up to 9,000 jobs to cut costs

AJ Impact

Australia's central bank slashes interest rates to record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia signaled that it may cut rates further as unemployment is expected to rise.

Australia's central bank slashes interest rates to record low

Counting the Cost

Can Modi deliver on his promise to create a $5 trillion economy?

With rising unemployment, investment slowdown and consumers tightening their belts, is India headed towards recession?

AJ Impact

Saudi Arabia will issue new visas, relax dress code for tourists

The Gulf country aims to boost foreign investment in its tourism sector, part of its drive to reduce oil dependency.

Saudi Arabia will issue new visas, relax dress code for tourists

AJ Impact

Australia's unemployment rate hit one-year high in August

More jobs were created than the market expected but full-time employment declined, prompting expectations of a rate cut.

Australia's unemployment rate hit one-year high in August

AJ Impact

Trump demands negative interest rates from Fed 'boneheads'

US president jawbones politically independent central bank on Twitter to push rates even below zero, in apparent shift.

Trump demands negative interest rates from Fed 'boneheads'

AJ Impact

Poland struggles to find workers as unemployment hits 28-year low

Despite influx of Ukrainians, employers are looking to South Asia and beyond to cope with labour shortage.

Poland struggles to find workers as unemployment hits 28-year low

United States

Why Trump's America is more divided than ever

The sorting of Republicans and Democrats along racial, ethnic and religious lines fuels toxic partisanship in the US.

AJ Impact

India's central bank makes fourth 2019 rate cut as growth slows

Unemployment is a significant concern, with 1.2 million Indians joining the labour market each month.

India's central bank makes fourth 2019 rate cut as growth slows

Middle East

Gaza: More women join workforce despite high unemployment

There are nearly two million people in Gaza, of which 52 percent are jobless. However, the number of women at work has risen by 26 percent.

Gaza: More women join workforce despite high unemployment

Risking it all

Venezuela's Fuel Traffickers on the Fringes

Faced with a collapsing economy, some risk smuggling fuel to Colombia while dodging Venezuelan soldiers at the border.

AJ Impact

Deutsche Bank plans to cut up to 20,000 jobs

Next week, the German bank plans to start telling its employees who among them will no longer have jobs.

Deutsche Bank plans to cut up to 20,000 jobs