See also:
» 12.10.2010 - "Bullying China a threat to Africa"
» 18.03.2010 - Ministers to adopt strategies to fight job scarcity
» 17.03.2010 - Trade experts discuss ways to help poor countries
» 04.03.2010 - Mercenary activities focus at Addis Ababa meeting
» 03.03.2010 - UNAIDS partner with rock icon to fight AIDS
» 25.02.2010 - Fight organised crime like a pandemic – Ban
» 25.02.2010 - Africa more vulnerable to non-communicable diseases’ deaths
» 19.02.2010 - World Gold Council welcomes IMF gold sales











China wholesale online through DHgate.com


Houlihan's coupons


Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på Verdensmat.no:
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares


Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på Verdensmat.no:
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike


Africa | World
Economy - Development | Politics | Society

Global poll shows support for increased govt intervention

afrol News, 14 September - Majorities around the world support governments playing an active role in stimulating and regulating their national economy in response to the current recession, according to a new poll conducted for BBC World Service.

The survey found that an average of three in five (60%) citizens - and majorities in 13 of the 20 countries polled - support "significantly increasing government spending to stimulate the economy." Support is especially strong for investments in renewable energy and green technology (72%) and giving financial support to troubled industries and companies (62%).

Most (67% overall) also want to see increased government oversight of the national economy. Among major economies, support was highest in China (94%) and lowest in the US (50%) and Japan (38%).

US efforts to address the crisis have been relatively well-received around the world. Nearly half (46%) of all respondents say they are satisfied with what that country has been doing, with 39% expressing dissatisfaction.

In comparison, 44% on average are satisfied with their own government's response, 36% are satisfied with the actions of the World Bank and IMF, 32% with executives of major banks and 31% with the government of China. People in developed countries are less satisfied with these groups than are people in developing countries.

People's satisfaction with their own government's response varies greatly. Most express satisfaction in Australia (68%), Egypt (63%), Brazil (59%), Canada (57%), and Indonesia (57%). However, satisfaction is low in France (27%), Mexico (9%), Japan (18%), and the Philippines (24%). Americans have evenly divided views of their government's response.

The results are drawn from a survey of 22,158 adult citizens across 20 countries, jointly conducted by GlobeScan and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. GlobeScan coordinated fieldwork between 19 June and 17 August, 2009.

GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller comments, "It is clear that citizens in many countries are still not seeing the kind of economic leadership they think is needed from their national government. Particularly low levels of satisfaction in Europe, Japan and Latin America suggest that stronger consumer confidence - seen as essential for economic recovery - will take more time in these parts of the world."

Steven Kull, director of PIPA, also commented, "People around the world are looking for a dynamic approach to the economic crisis and are giving relatively good marks to the active efforts of the Obama administration."


- Create an e-mail alert for Africa news
- Create an e-mail alert for World news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news
- Create an e-mail alert for Society news


 
    Printable version


On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda
Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Guinea
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.



front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at mail@afrol.com