• Women more likely to retire on lower incomes than men
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Women more likely to retire on lower incomes than men

    Low levels of pension knowledge among women impact financial planning and retirement income, according to a survey.

  • Reuters

    One in five German businesses faces liquidity squeeze - survey

    One in five German companies is facing a liquidity squeeze amid a second lockdown that has seen most stores and schools shuttered since mid-December, a survey of 18,000 businesses by the DIHK chambers of commerce showed. Especially hard hit are creative and artistic businesses, where a third said they saw a risk of insolvency, followed by tourism agencies with 30%, taxi companies with 27%, and restaurants and bars with 20%. Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders agreed last week to extend a lockdown until mid-February as Germany, once seen as a role model for fighting the pandemic, struggles with a second wave of infections.

  • Reuters

    U.S. Senate aims to pass COVID-19 bill ahead of Trump trial -lawmaker

    The U.S. Senate is aiming to pass COVID-19 relief legislation before former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in early February, a lawmaker said on Monday, amid growing signs of agreement on the need to speed vaccine distribution. A day after some Republicans pushed back on the size of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief proposal, Senator Angus King said the Senate plans to consider a bill in the next two weeks, while it also moves to confirm Biden's Cabinet ahead of the Trump trial's start during the week of Feb. 8.