Representing 45% of the world’s population, some of these fast-growing countries have failed to live up to expectations.
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China has built ports in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Can India counter Beijing’s economic diplomacy?
Moscow takes a lead in new technology that can evade conventional defences and fly at seven times the speed of sound.
Without cash deliveries and its impounded international reserves, banks could fold and civil servants could go unpaid.
Critics are concerned the fund could provide training and weapons to dictators, increasing human rights abuses.
IMF to distribute more than $200bn to help emerging and developing countries through the pandemic.
Colombo avoids a debt default, but it’s fast running out of money to pay for imports. Will the IMF provide a bailout?
Space tourism will be worth $8bn by 2030, but that’s a fraction of today’s $350bn space industry.
The conflict in the north has cost $2.5bn, the dollar has sunk and international investors are staying away.
El Salvador does not have its own currency, making financing growth difficult as debts soar to 90 percent of GDP.
From mishandling the pandemic to its overreliance on commodities, leaders are being challenged by parties on the left.
As the government fails to expand the economy to accommodate its growing population, youth unemployment has soared.
China is struggling to encourage couples to have more children, risking its long-term economic prospects.
Women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to this crisis. The global economy could suffer trillions in lost output.