Taliban declares China is ‘main partner’ in rebuilding Afghanistan

Middle East 09/03/21, 19:30

An Afghan militant group confirmed Beijing will be its "principal partner" in the strongest indication yet of formal diplomatic relations on Sept. 1. "China will be our main partner and represents a great opportunity for us, because it is ready to invest in our country and support reconstruction efforts," Taliban spokesman ...

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

Business 01/21/19, 08:05

The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for world economic growth this year, citing heightened trade tensions and rising U.S. interest rates. The IMF said Monday that it expects global growth this year of 3.5 percent, down from 3.7 percent in 2018 and from the 3.7 percent it had forecast ...

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