International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by six percent in January-April of 2017 compared to the figure for the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high.
A Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division report forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.
Corporate investments are picking gingerly up again, as chief executives are heartened by signs of solid and broad-based global economic growth, but the 'animal spirits' unleashed in the US last year by hopes over President Donald Trump’s economic plans have fizzled out.
Trade exchanges between Iran and China is on the rise and trade exchanges between the two countries witnessed a growth of 31 percent in the first four months of 2017 as compared to the year before that, Iranian envoy said.
The size of funds that invest in real estate and nontraditional assets has topped the 100 trillion-won ($89 billion) mark as investors poured money into alternative vehicles seeking stable returns, industry data showed on Sunday.
Germany once again helped the 19-country eurozone eke out steady economic growth in the first quarter of the year. The hope is now that others, such as France and Italy, will start to pull their weight more and push growth even higher this year.