Economic growth across Europe and Central Asia is slowing, with regional growth estimated at 1.8% for 2019, according to the latest World Bank Economic Update for Europe and Central Asia.
Former French president Jacques Chirac has died at the age of 86, his family announced on Thursday.
Beijing’s brand new Daxing International Airport opened to flights as a China Southern Airlines flight took off on Wednesday afternoon, Xinhua reported.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director and Chair of the Executive Board for a five-year term starting on 1 October 2019. Ms. Georgieva, who succeeds Christine Lagarde, is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF since its inception in 1944.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will host one of the region’s flagship international business events, the ninth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, at the Rixos Khadisha Hotel, on 12-13 November 2019 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Jack Ma is now officially stepping down as Alibaba’s chairman, leaving the position $41.8 billion richer than when he came in.
On 27-29 August 2019, a group of journalists from Uzbekistan visited the city of Nur Sultan at the invitation of the General Office of Astana International Exchange (AIX).
On 30 August, the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution without a vote on developing cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The resolution was co-sponsored by members of the SCO - Russia, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the TASS agency reported.
The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released.