A report shows inequality stabilizing at high levels in most countries, despite gains among the poor in China and much milder disparities in incomes and wealth in Western Europe.
Rich to get still richer as world inequality grows
South Korea and China agreed to speed up negotiations to include the service and investment sector in the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) as follow-up measures for the two-year-old deal, Seoul's commerce ministry said.
South Korea, China to speed up FTA talks on services, investment
Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit has been reduced by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week — and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months.
Brexit: UK economy may see boost
The European Central Bank (ECB) has lifted its economic growth forecasts as growth across the eurozone picks up.
Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate
Senior managers of the giant aviation companies including Airbus and Boeing, are slated to arrive in Tehran in coming days to hold talks on financing the newly-purchased passenger planes.
Boeing, Airbus officials to visit Iran soon
Iran’s steel billet output reached 11.22 million tons from March 21-November 21, indicating a 17 percent growth compared to the corresponding figure for the same period of last year.
Steel billet production up 17%
Iran’s Oil Ministry signed two MoUs with Russia’s Gazprom on Wednesday aimed at expanding cooperation in the gas industry and LNG production.
Iran, Russia sign two gas industry MoUs
The International Monetary Fund has urged Sudan to float its currency to boost growth and investment, a measure the government has opposed even after the United States lifted 20 years of sanctions in October.
IMF says Sudan must float  currency to boost growth
Economists fear that the Bank of Japan's ultra-low interest rates could hurt banks' ability to do business if they are kept too long, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday.
Japan's ultra-low rates could hurt banks' business
The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday raised its economic growth estimate for developing Asia to six percent for this year from a previous estimate of 5.9 percent, citing stronger than expected exports and China's resilience.
ADB lifts Asia's 2017 growth outlook

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