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Growth in China and India is slowing to below trend, the latest OECD composite leading indicators have shown.

The World Bank and IMF held their annual meeting in Washington last week. Jennifer Blake explains why global finance chiefs fear economic recovery is on a knife's edge in the face of rising food prices, turmoil in the Middle East and big deficits in developed countries.

To millions across the globe, Africa is synonymous with hunger, disease, aids, despots and conflicts. China, India and...