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epa05425606 Workers install a commercial advertisement on the side of a building in Beijing, China, 15 July 2016. China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was at 6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The growth is the lowest rate recorded since 2009.  EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

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Workers install a commercial advertisement on the side of a building in Beijing 

Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England (BOE) in the City of London on July 14, 2016. The Bank of England kept Thursday its interest rate at 0.50 percent, but signalled a possible August cut in response to Britain's vote to exit the EU. At its first monetary policy meeting since the June 23 referendum vote on Brexit, the BoE also maintained the amount of cash stimulus pumping around the economy at £375 billion ($497 billion, 448 billion euros), it said in a statement.  / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

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Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England kept Thursday its interest rate at 0.50 percent, but signalled a possible August cut in response to Britain’s vote to exit the EU 

This picture taken on July 12, 2016 shows a street vendor pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China's growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world's second-largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE / TO GO WITH China-economy-growth-GDP,POLL by Bill SavadoveJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A street vendor is seen pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China’s growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world’s second-largest economy 

epa05420251 A picture made available on 11 July and taken with slow exposure shows an overview of Nepalese is shopping in very old Ason market in Kathmandu, Nepal. 03 July 2016#. The recent report published on 01 January 2016, the population of Nepal was estimated to be 28 679 524 people. This is an increase of 1.18 % (335 312 people) compared to 2015. The capital Kathmandu are becoming more populous city as people from around the country start settling in  Kathmandu , due to  all types of human facilities, Migration, globalization, government plan and policies, and political condition are the main factors .  So Now Nepal is listed on the one of the world’s 50 populous countries.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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This photo taken with slow exposure shows an overview of Nepalese shopping in the very old Ason market in Kathmandu, Nepal

Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks during a news conference at the Bank of England in London, Britain July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks during a news conference at the Bank of England in London 

Women stand outside their shop near veils displayed on mannequins for sale during the holy month of Ramadan in Tyre old city, southern Lebanon June 12, 2016. Picture taken June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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Women stand outside their shop near veils displayed on mannequins for sale during the holy month of Ramadan in Tyre old city, southern Lebanon

A performer dressed as a bird takes part in a show during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, near the town of Erstfeld, Switzerland June 1, 2016. The 57.1-km (35.5 mile)-long Gotthard Base Tunnel, 17 years under construction and designed to last a century, is part of a 23 billion Swiss franc (23.1 billion USD) infrastructure project to speed passengers and cargo by rail below the Alps, as much as 2.3 km (1.7 miles) under the mountain chain, that divides Europe's north and south.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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A performer dressed as a bird takes part in a show during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, near the town of Erstfeld, Switzerland

Indian labourers unload sacks of onion from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai on June 1, 2016.  India's economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed May 31, retaining its place as the world's fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of the financial year, growing 7.9 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office data showed. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian labourers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed on May 31, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy 

A man passes closed shops at Hastings in southeast England May 9, 2016. To match Special Report BRITAIN-EU/UNDECIDED    REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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A man passes closed shops at Hastings in southeast England 

Workers sit as they take a break near a banner of a new apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Workers sit as they take a break near a banner of a new apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia

Traders and brokers speak on telephones on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange Ltd. (LME), after an official opening ceremony of the LME's new premises by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in London, U.K., on Friday, May 13, 2016. Bachelet weighed in on the Brexit debate, making a veiled comment in support of continued U.K. membership in the European Union.   Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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Traders and brokers speak on telephones on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange Ltd, after an official opening ceremony of the LME’s new premises by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in London

Tokyo stocks close over three percent on weaker yen...epa05266456 Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 19 April 2016. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar, the Nikkei Stock Average gained 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to close at 16,874.44.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar, the Nikkei Stock Average gained 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to close at 16,874.44 

Low-Wage Workers Strike And Rally For $15 Wage In Chicago...CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 14:  Demonstrators demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $15-dollars-per-hour prepare to march in the streets on April 14, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators marched to and protested in front of several locations during a day-long effort to draw attention to low-wage jobs. The demonstration was one of about 300 scheduled to take place nationwide today.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $15-dollars-per-hour prepare to march in the streets on Thursday in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators marched to and protested in front of several locations during a day-long effort to draw attention to low-wage jobs 

Thailand's economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016...epa05140834 A street food vendor walks in front of a colorful graffiti painted on a wall in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 February 2016. Thailand's economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016 revised down from earlier projected of 3.8 percent driven by the private consumption and investment as well as government stimulus measures and billion-dollar investment in infrastructure project, according to the Fiscal Policy Office.  EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

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A street food vendor walks in front of a colorful graffiti in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016 revised down from earlier projected of 3.8 percent driven by the private consumption and investment as well as government stimulus measures and billion-dollar investment in infrastructure project, according to the Fiscal Policy Office.

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A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s ailing pension system in Athens, Greece 

Iranian economy expected to grow 08 percent...epaselect epa05124618 An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at  the Tehrans old Bazaar, the place where the main economy trades take place, in Tehran, Iran, 25 January 2016. Reports state that Iranian officials expected the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight percent over the coming five years following the lifting of sanctions against Iran.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at the Tehrans old Bazaar, the place where the main economy trades take place, in Tehran. Reports state that Iranian officials expected the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight percent over the coming five years following the lifting of sanctions against Iran 

A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing

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A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing

Mount Fuji is seen between cranes and buildings during sunset at a port in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014

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Mount Fuji is seen between cranes and buildings during sunset at a port in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014

A pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night

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A pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai, China. The Communist Party ended its four-day plenum on Thursday, with Premier Li Keqiang signaling the leadership may be ready to accept the weakest period of expansion since the economy was opened up three decades ago.

Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.

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Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.