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UN mourns death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, ‘a guiding force for good’

Mr. Annan was the seventh man to take the helm of the global organization and the first Secretary-General to emerge from the ranks of its staff. The current UN …

Crisis looms for chocolate due to mysterious blight

  About 70 percent of the world’s production of cocoa—chocolate’s main ingredient—comes from just six small countries of West Africa, where a …

Global economic growth in 2018 on track to be fastest since 2011

The global economy is set to grow by almost 4% in 2018 in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, adding an extra $5 trillion to global output at current values, …