War-torn Ukraine to receive first loan from IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Kyiv have reached a staff-level agreement for a $15.6 billion loan which should be finalised in the coming weeks. The Washington-based lender had previously changed its rules in order to allow loans to countries facing "exceptionally high uncertainty", without naming Ukraine specifically. Also in this bulletin, we see how Germany's solar panel boom is being stifled by a labour shortage. Plus, a new study shows that Scotland's minimum pricing of alcohol may well have saved lives.

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