INTERNATIONAL. Will Chancellor Angela Merkel be forced to spend rather than save? Like President Hollande, Germany's opposition Social Democrat Party (SPD) is calling for a growth package that would draw on existing funds and not create new debt.
UAE. BCG's global report on sustainable economic development progress places the UAE's well-being scores in the top quintile; however, the study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.