Global economic growth will pick up to its fastest rate in seven years in 2018, while the UK’s economy slumps to its weakest expansion since the last recession, according to the latest forecast from PwC.
Global miner BHP Billiton said on Tuesday it has taken a preliminary decision to quit the World Coal Association citing disagreement over climate change, and might also withdraw from the US Chamber of Commerce over mining industry rules.
Iran is an active and influential country both in the region and across the world and is considered to be an important actor on the international relations scene, said the Iranian foreign minister on Sunday.
After exceeding expectations in 2017, the global economy is projected to carry forward its current momentum to generate a three-percent growth rate through 2018, the Conference Board said in its latest Global Economic Outlook 2018.
Tropical climates in the depths of Asia, Africa or South America might seem a world away from the checkout queue in your average Scottish supermarket or corner shop. But if your basket contains chocolate, coffee, bananas or rice, you can almost guarantee that what you eat comes from far warmer places thousands of miles away.