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Average lifespan in EU tops 80 for first time, reveals study

1 year, 10 months ago
BRUXELLES: The average lifespan of people in the EU has topped 80 for the first time, but preventable illnesses caused by smoking, alcohol and obesity are taking a huge toll, a study said on Wednesday. Gains were uneven as people in…

OECD slashes British growth forecast over Brexit

2 years, 24 days ago
PARIS: Britain is poised to take a major hit next year from its momentous decision to leave the European Union, the OECD said Wednesday, halving its growth forecasts for the world's fifth-biggest economy.

Scandals deal blow to Panama’s image as financial hub

2 years, 5 months ago
PANAMA CITY: Panama's reputation as a world-class financial hub is being torn apart from the double scandals of the Panama Papers and now the US designating one of its most prominent families as top money launderers for drug cartels.

Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD

2 years, 5 months ago
LONDON: Britons would be less well off if they voted to leave the European Union than if they stayed, the head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.