Economy

Government doesn’t investigate human rights claims against Saudi Arabia before selling arms

Exclusive: Officials only come to an ‘overall judgement’ on whether weapons sold will be used to breach laws Joe Watts Political Editor @JoeWatts_ The Government does not make judgments over whether countries like Saudi Arabia have violated international humanitarian laws in specific cases before granting arms exports to them. Ministers have admitted they […]

Rising inequality behind Brexit and Donald Trump victory is top global threat for the next decade, says WEF

Ahead of its annual meeting summit in Davos, the WEF said the gap between rich and poor needed to be tackled urgently Zlata Rodionova A rise in global income inequality that helped spur the Brexit vote andDonald Trump’s election victory is expected to shape world developments over the next decade, according to the World Economic […]