Tuesday 31 May 2016

Chaotic urbanisation puts cities in harm's way - UN

The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the UN agency for human settlements said. UN-Habitat executive director Joa


G7 vows growth, fudges FX, frets N Korea, Russia, China

The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. "Global growth remains moderate and


Brexit serious risk to global economic growth: G7 leaders

A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, Group of Seven leaders said in a summit declaration on Friday, although German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the issue had not been discussed. The statement will be welcomed by the British g

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