austerity

Flood and crunch: Kerala mulls to cut plan fund by 45%

The key sectors which are expected to affect are roads network, transport, agriculture, tourism and welfare projects.

published on : 4th September 2019

Iran at crossroads: Important things to know about the anti-government protests

About 22 Iranians have been killed since December 28 when anti-government protests began in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad. TNIE takes a look at the current protests and antecedents.

published on : 7th January 2018

Saudi Arabia royal handouts, issued to soften blow of austerity measures, will cost about USD 13 billion

On Saturday, King Salman ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals to state employees over the year in compensation for the rising cost of living after Riyadh hiked gasoline prices ​and brought VAT.

published on : 7th January 2018

11 Saudi Arabia princes to face trial after arrest over sit-in against having to pay utility bills

The recent arrests come amid a string of government spending cuts as Saudi Arabia, the world's largest producer of oil, pushes to diversify its economy following the 2014 drop in global oil prices.

published on : 7th January 2018

Is austerity really to blame for Iran protests?

Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at economic austerity.

published on : 1st January 2018