A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Reuters
German business morale improved further in July after posting a record increase in June, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting that firms expect Europe’s largest economy to recover from the coronavirus shock if a second wave of infections is avoided.
By category, production of machine tools were up 27.6 per cent on the month, intermediate goods stagnated at 0.1 per cent and consumer goods were up slightly at 1.4 per cent, the Destatis official statistics agency said.
German exports to China fell by 6.5 per cent on the year in January and the Federal Statistics Office said the drop could not yet be linked to the coronavirus, as the looming impact of the epidemic threatens to tip Europe’s largest economy into recession.
With effect from October 8, the deposit or exchange of Rs2,000 notes at bank branches will be stopped. However, Rs2,000 notes will continue to be legal tender even after October 7, but can be exchanged only at RBI offices, the central bank said.
China’s factory activity expanded for the first time in six months in September, an official survey showed on Saturday,
Pakistan’s largest coal miner Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co (SECMC) expects to boost its output by 51.3% in 2024, its Chief Executive told Reuters,