The Queensland government is paying more for its debt than the average mortgage holder – The Conversation AU

The Queensland state government is paying a higher interest rate than most Queenslanders are on their mortgages. To make matters worse, debt is becoming problematic in rural areas with incomes and asset values down, and debts, unemployment and underemployment up. Without improved state government debt arrangements, and policies to alleviate stressed industries and communities, Queenslanders…

UN body wants debt relief for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries – Jamaica Observer

UN body wants debt relief for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries Wednesday, November 22, 2017 ‘); } else { $(“.fotorama-caption”).addClass(“remove_caption”); } }) .fotorama(); UNITED NATIONS (CMC) The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Monday presented its debt for climate adaptation swaps proposal for Caribbean countries ravaged by recent hurricanes. ECLAC outlined the…