By Professor Emeritus Mary Mellor, from University of Northumbria That’s right there are two magic money trees. Both the state and the banks can create money out of thin air. States do this by having budgets. Despite the Source: There is a magic money tree…in fact there are two | The London Economic
The heart of this financial package is infrastructure spending – £400m over two years – says BBC News NI’s John Campbell. Source: DUP-Tory deal: Where is the money going to be spent? – BBC News
Pressure has been mounting on the European Central Bank over its purchases of certain corporate bonds, but new research shows no change. In its mission to stimulate the economy, it is still purchasing climate-harming bonds. Source: European Central Bank has bought more climate-trashing bonds | Corporate Europe Observatory
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions’ unique culture and heritage is lost, too. Source: Who will breathe life back into Europe’s dying villages?
The tabloids have come under pressure but it could be argued that it is The Guardian that has had the tin ear when it comes to hearing the needs of its readers, a journalism professor writes. Source: Don’t believe the pundits: it’s too soon to dismiss the power of the red tops
If there’s political will, Britain could retain its membership of the single market – or it could crash out without a deal. Source: How a hung parliament totally changes the game for Brexit
Investigators believe dozens of German banks and brokers used ruses to avoid tax on share deals. Source: Germany fears huge losses in massive tax scandal – BBC News