International Monetary Fund
The US-China trade war will greatly influence Southeast Asian businesses in the short term.
The one-time Asian tiger’s currency is now the region’s worst performer.
Over the years, the footprints of many terrorist attacks in the West have been traced to Pakistan.
"We cannot build the future we want and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without the full participation of women.”
Officials from the World Bank and IMF said the BRI filled important gaps, while acknowledging concerns.
The world economy is still growing but faces an "unprecedented" combination of threats, the International Monetary Fund cautioned.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde rebuked nationalist politicians pushing tariffs and protectionism.
Central banks still have historically low interest rates while finance ministers are hamstrung by debt.
The global economy is projected to strengthen into this year and the next.
South Korea is now beset by some of the same structural problems Japan faced during its two decades of stagnation.