The partial shutdown of the US government is over — after a long 35 days. The cost for the economy is huge. Some experts peg the number higher than the cost of financing the border wall that Trump had initially asked for.
The Chinese economy grew an underwhelming 6% in quarter three, its weakest rate in at least 27 years. An ongoing trade war with the US continues to weigh on the world's second largest economy.
India this week dropped out of the RCEP free trade deal. Rahul Mishra says New Delhi's decision was aimed at protecting vulnerable sections of the economy as well as persuading China to grant reciprocal market access.
China is the world's second-largest economy and is fast catching up on the US amid a trade war, while Russia is, well, still Russia. So, as the BRICS meet up, we ask what is the point of this oddly divergent group.
After two years of successive contraction, recent reports paint a grim outlook for Iran's economy in 2020. Widespread sanctions have hit the economy hard and ordinary Iranians are bearing the burden of a recession.
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