Japan's economy expanded 1.0 percent in 2016 as a bump in exports and capital investment offset weak spending at home, data showed on Monday, although it was unlikely to erase concerns about Tokyo's faltering war on deflation.
Foreign investments in Iran’s capital market reached $362 million in the first nine months of the Iranian year (March 20 to December 20, 2016), said a member of the Board of Directors of Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran.
By Saeed Leylaz
Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced that the gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year (started March 20) compared to the figure for the same period last year.
Is globalization reversing? No, but it has lost dynamism, notably in the case of trade, the motor of global economic integration for decades. The question, however, is why trade’s growth has fallen. Is it because the world economy has slowed? Is it because of the exhaustion of certain opportunities? Or is it because of protectionism?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday that economic conditions in Iran are improving and Iran's economy has beat expectations by growing by 4.5 percent this year compared with 0.4 percent in 2015and could keep that pace.