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In South Africa, politics weaken GDP growth, but some still optimistic

In South Africa, politics weaken GDP growth, but some still optimistic

South Africa's economy grew by 1% year on year in Q1 2017, but contracted by 0.7% quarter on quarter.

Middle East markets reel after Arabs sever ties with Qatar

Middle East markets reel after Arabs sever ties with Qatar

Iranian officials have criticized the Arab move saying it was counterproductive to regional stability.

Agreements worth over $35 bn inked during economic summit: Russia

Agreements worth over $35 bn inked during economic summit: Russia

SPIEF is an annual Kremlin-run, high-profile gathering of business and political figures.

Japan, Russia to begin Kuril Islands development project

Japan, Russia to begin Kuril Islands development project

The disputed islands were occupied by Soviet forces in 1945 and are today home to thousands of Russian civilians.

India’s GDP growth slumps

India’s GDP growth slumps

Experts believe the central bank will keep interest rates at 6.25 per cent despite the latest economic data.

China’s markets rise on new securities rules

China’s markets rise on new securities rules

Meanwhile, the manufacturing purchasing managers index showed expansion at 51.2.

Macron to host Putin at Versailles

Macron to host Putin at Versailles

France has tried to mediate an end to the Ukraine crisis, but has opposing views to Russia's involvement in Syria.

After Trump, Brexit, can’t rely on US, Britain: Merkel

After Trump, Brexit, can’t rely on US, Britain: Merkel

The German Chancellor described a recent meeting with US President Trump as "very dissatisfying".

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon

China persists that dialogue with North Korea is the only way to reduce tensions.

Chinese FM meets top Russian leaders in Moscow

Chinese FM meets top Russian leaders in Moscow

Russia is our most important strategic partner in working on the Belt and Road, Wang Yi said.