A shopper makes a purchase at a store in North Riverside. Reuters
New orders for US-made capital goods increased by the most in eight months in March, hitting their highest level on record and brightening the outlook for manufacturing and the economy.
The new North American free trade pact would modestly boost the US economy, especially auto parts production, but may curb vehicle assembly and limit consumer choice in cars, a hotly anticipated analysis from the US International Trade Commission showed.
World stocks held near two-month lows on Tuesday as slightly more optimistic comments from US and Chinese officials on trade brought some comfort, a day after equities suffered their worst selloff so far this year.
The bond market is again pointing to fears of recession as the yield curve between three-month and 10-year rates inverts amid escalating trade tensions between China and the United States - one of five big themes set to dominate markets this week. Moody’s has warned that a trade war could tip the US economy into recession next year.
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s leading special economic zone and key growth engine of Dubai’s economy, has announced it will waive an estimated Dhs35 million in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE Government’s designation of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has accepted the long outstanding demand of stockbrokers to constitute a fund for stabilising the stock market. Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh accepted the proposal to form the fund at a meeting with the Pakistan Stock Exchange’s (PSX)
India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.368 billion during the week ended May 10, official data showed. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves rose to $420 billion from $418.687 billion reported for the week ended May 3.
Smart Dubai has launched a report titled ‘Decentralised Data for Dubai’ in association with Outlier Ventures D3 Sandbox exploring the role of data and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in smart city building. The findings of the report underlined the opportunities presented by the convergence