Record-setting revenue surpluses prove West Virginia ready for personal income tax cut

Record-setting revenue surpluses prove West Virginia ready for personal income tax cut

Under Gov. Justice’s leadership, West Virginia continues to enjoy an unprecedented era of success and prosperity. After inheriting a $500 million budget deficit, Gov. Justice has led the state to record-setting budget surpluses by using his lifelong experience as a businessman to make West Virginia a more business-friendly state and by standing behind … Read more

Marcos criticized over ‘luxurious’ Singapore Grand Prix trip

‘Insensitive, callous’: Marcos criticized over ‘luxurious’ Singapore Grand Prix trip

“Little did we know that when President Marcos said ‘full speed ahead,’ he was referring to the Singapore Grand Prix!” says Liberal Party president and lawmaker Edcel Lagman MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is receiving heavy flak over his trip to Singapore to watch the Formula 1 night race Sunday, October 2. Described … Read more

travel now pay later: Gone with the loan: Indian ‘travel-philes’ bank big on ‘travel now, pay later’

travel now pay later: Gone with the loan: Indian 'travel-philes' bank big on 'travel now, pay later'

Maldivian blues or Rajasthan’s sand dunes? Keen on both, Rakesh Mandavaya had a budget for none. That’s when he learned of the ‘travel now pay later’ option offered by banks and fintech companies. And the rest, as they say, is his Maldives travel history he can’t stop gushing about. The 37-year-old, who managed a memorable … Read more

Weak Yen, Higher Costs Weigh on Japan Business Sentiment

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Business sentiment among large manufacturers worsened for the third straight quarter, a Bank of Japan survey showed Monday, as the world’s third largest economy grapples with rising costs, a weakening currency and slowing global demand. The headline measure for the “tankan,” measuring sentiment among large manufacturers, … Read more

Durga Puja Artisans See Bleak Prospects Amid Budget Cuts, Rising Raw Material Costs

Durga Puja Artisans See Bleak Prospects Amid Budget Cuts, Rising Raw Material Costs

The deft hands of 67-year-old artisan, Tapas Pal, move with ease as he molds the clay to give shape to divine forms at his workshop in Pandu area here but budget cuts, after two years of COVID-19 crisis, are leaving the idol-maker and his ilk dispirited. Pal is worried that this year, too, business may … Read more

Mini-budget: Do the sums add up after Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng gives only half the story? | Paul Kelso | Business News

Mini-budget: Do the sums add up after Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng gives only half the story?  |  Paul Kelso |  Business News

The Office of Budget Responsibility usually toils in obscurity, the dryness of its name belying the importance of its role in making the national finances add up. Created by George Osborne in 2010 when he was chancellor, the OBR is, in the jargon, an independent fiscal watchdog. In practice, it marks the government’s budgetary homework, … Read more