“Although the economy in general enjoys high-level growth, the gap in income and development between cities and rural communities is huge.”

Souphanh Keomixay, 

minister of planning and investment in Laos, noting the unbalanced GDP growth across the country. 


“Private corporations regardless of size should … recognize the fact that they would be financially better off should they encourage women in society.”

Christine Lagarde, 

managing director of the International Monetary Fund, discussing the South Korean economy with President Moon Jae-in on a visit to Seoul.


“This is an occasion to celebrate the advent of the most modern technology in India.”

Piyush Goyal, 

India’s railway minister, as the foundation stone for the country’s first bullet train was laid in Ahmedabad, capital of the western state of Gujarat. The railway will connect the city with Mumbai.

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