A global economic growth rut risks deepening, despite expectations that major central banks will cut rates or ease policy further, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists who remain worried about the US-China trade war.
Indonesia is seen recording its biggest trade surplus in a year in June, though exports and imports may have continued to decline, reflecting a global trend of weaker external trade, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.
Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies warned on Saturday of growing risks to the global economy but stopped short of denouncing protectionism, calling instead for a free, fair trade environment after talks some members described as difficult.
Global stock markets shed over $2 trillion in value in May as the US-China trade conflict escalated, with fears of a trade-related economic slowdown intensifying on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened Mexico with tariffs.
Infrastructure development and other human-made changes are the leading contributors to connectivity loss in global rivers, resulting in disrupted ecosystem services, claimed researchers. Just over one-third (37 percent) of the world's 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published in the journal of Nature.