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Ageing populations hit government credit ratings

Democrats and Republicans are confident they can pass a deal to avert a US debt default, the lira slides after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is re-elected, and ageing populations are causing government credit ratings to take a hit. 


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Debt ceiling fight shifts to Congress as lawmakers prepare for first votes

Turkey’s lira weakens as economists warn of economic challenge

Ageing populations ‘already hitting’ governments’ credit ratings


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