Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
The IMF has downgraded its global growth forecast, citing a weaker-than-expected first quarter, and a "less optimistic" outlook for emerging markets.
Hopes are high for Indonesia's Joko Widodo, and he now faces the task of implementing reforms while appeasing coalition partners.
As Malaysian Airlines grapples with its second disaster in just over four months, concerns about the survival of the carrier are mounting.