IMF Chief Christine Lagarde makes a symbolic visit to South Korea, at a time of escalating tensions with the North. The organization forecasts sustained growth for the economy this year and next.
The International Monetary Fund criticized Trump's tariffs plans and warned of their negative impact. The IMF also said by 2020 US economic growth will dip to lower levels than the White House predicts.
Barbados has been struggling with weak economic growth over the past decade, putting strains on its public debt and deficit. The ailing economy offers a cautionary tale for other small island nation states in the region.
In a recent speech in Berlin, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his vision of unification with the North could follow the example of Germany. But with China next door, not many see that happening any time soon.
For years on end, Turkey has been able to log astonishing growth rates. But economists are now sounding the alarm bells, saying that political uncertainties are not the only cause for concern in the coming months.
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