Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Business / Economy Feb 5, 2019

Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Russia's economy expanded 2.3 percent last year, growing more quickly than the government and the IMF had predicted, according to state statistics published Monday. Russia's growth rate accelerated from 1.6 percent in 2017 and exceeded the economy ministry's prediction of 1.8 percent as well as ...

Jair Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for struggling Brazil

World / Politics Dec 31, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for struggling Brazil

Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesday as an untested leader vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption and ideological opposition to the left. The 63-year-old former paratrooper, long an obscure politician, ...