I also have to admit that with all of Greenspan's pump-priming
, I would have expected the economy to be doing a bit better than it is by now -- at least in the short term.
Malaysia will introduce another round of economic pump-priming
measures as the threat of war in Iraq looms and the world's economy remain lackluster, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday.
Council officers said they could gain a pounds 10 million performance bonus and pounds 1 million pump-priming
officials have urged Japan to come up with an 8-10 trillion yen pump-priming
package on grounds that Japan's domestic demand expansion will contribute toward helping other Asian economies.
Japan has been struggling to secure funding sources to fully conduct the pump-priming
measures the DPJ promised during the campaign for last year's general election, such as childcare benefits and toll-free expressways.
Investors' confidence in the global economy was bolstered after the finance ministers and central bank governors from the G-20 industrial and emerging countries pledged to take more pump-priming
measures at the conclusion of their meeting in St.
"To tackle congestion we have provided pump-priming
funding to a number of major towns and cities to develop bids for money from the Transport Innovation Fund to implement road pricing and complementary supporting transport investment.
The governing party's decision-making General Council adopted Thursday the pump-priming
package, featuring front-loading of public works spending and outlays for such fields as information and communications.
Aso favors massive pump-priming
measures, how to finance increasing social welfare costs, how to protect irregularly employed workers, etc.
Aso instructs ruling coalition to compile new pump-priming
''What has saved the day for Malaysia was the timely intervention by the government,'' he said referring to 3 billion ringgit (about $789.5 million) and 4.3 billion ringgit pump-priming
measures unveiled respectively in March and September by the government to help cushion the effects of the global economic slowdown.
TOKYO - Prime Minister Taro Aso said Thursday he has instructed the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner New Komeito to compile additional pump-priming
measures in response to the global financial crisis.