Daily Archives: Jun 3, 2012

Several big meetings in the Middle East this week: the World Economic Forum regional meeting in Turkey, the World Islamic Banking Conference in Singapore, and a series of bilateral and biregional meetings in Istanbul, Riyadh and Beirut. In Brazil, the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development takes place and China releases its monthly inflation and production figures. Some will pay more attention to Poland and Ukraine, where the European football championship starts on Friday.

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Soft landing, hard landing, bottoming out? When it comes to GDP figures, both China and India get lots of economists and policy makers in a spin.

Chart of the week looks at the growth trajectory of China and India. Why does it matter so much? Read more