Asylum requests down in developed countries, OECD says

World / Social Issues Sep 18, 2019

Asylum requests down in developed countries, OECD says

Developed countries received sharply fewer asylum applications last year, a report said Wednesday, as the world remains gripped in a migrant crisis fueled by wars and economic hardship. Applications for asylum in the 36-country Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) dropped 34 percent to ...

OECD lowers global growth forecast for 2019

Business / Economy Nov 21, 2018

OECD lowers global growth forecast for 2019

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development lowered on Wednesday its projection for global economic growth next year, citing headwinds including the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. Worldwide gross domestic product is expected to grow a real 3.5 percent in 2019, ...