Governments around the world are performing a juggling act: trying to meet the demands for more government spending; keeping their taxes competitive, and avoiding their public debts spiralling out of control.
In many cases, these commitments to social provision means that the increase is unavoidable: state pension payments will rise as the populations age and healthcare spending faces similar demographic problems,...
Risk to retail investors
Latest news and analysis
Taking up non-exec role
Following 2016 thematic review