Japan's economy grew at its fastest pace for more than two years in the second quarter amid high consumer spending and capital expenditure.
The Chinese economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, expanding 6.9 percent.
US employment was up by more than Wall Street economists had expected last month, Labor Department figures published on Friday revealed.
Federal Reserve policymakers were split on the pace of future interest rate rises, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting on June 13-14.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will replace a myriad of India's federal and state taxes, government officials announced on Monday after a special midnight session of parliament.
The United Nations (UN) five-day Ocean Conference co-hosted by the governments of Fiji and Sweden kicked off today in New York City.