Global Growth to Revive Later This Year as World’s Central Banks Agree to Ease Interest Rates

Washington: The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year with a little help from the world’s central banks and from US and Chinese trade negotiators. Global finance leaders gathered from the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank agree that the global economy has lost momentum this year. But they expect growth to pick up in the second half of 2019, as central bankers ease up on interest rates.       Still, a trade standoff between the United…

Himachal ‘Fast Emerging’ As Education Hub, Says CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Thursday said the hill-state was “fast emerging” as an education hub. Announcing the construction of two new buildings at the Government Degree College campus in Una, Thakur said the government will think about developing the institution as a regional centre. “Himachal Pradesh is fast emerging as an education hub in the country,” said Mr. Thakur as he presided over the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the college. On the occasion, he urged the teachers, parents and students to join hands to curb the menace…

As demand for Nigerian art booms abroad, a homegrown movement looks to inspire domestic collectors too

Late last year, a family in north London contacted the Bonhams auction house and asked one of its experts on African art to come see a painting that might solve a decades-old mystery. In 1973 and 1974, the Nigerian modernist Ben Enwonwu painted three portraits of Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi. The artist was Igbo and the princess was Yoruba — ethnic groups that had been pitted against each other in a brutal civil war — and the portraits were widely seen as a turning point in reconciliation between the two groups.…