Nikki Haley tries to arrange quid pro quo on visit to New Delhi but it is not clear PM Narendra Modi will budge on Iranian crude shipments.
Remote nation’s economy has long been known as a basket case but with observers now placing it on “hyperinflation watch” the situation is beyond dire.
Rating agency Fitch forecasts Beijing's deleveraging efforts will slow Chinese GDP growth, with a negative impact on countries that supply the Asian economic giant with raw materials.
New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.
Tempest sucks up dried-out parts of the former water mass, poisons crops and hits livestock herds.