A general view shows Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Agence France-Presse
BEIJING: China’s exports rebounded in March but imports shrank for a fourth straight month and at a sharper pace, painting a mixed picture of the economy as trade talks with the United States reach their endgame. Investors are hoping for signs of economic recovery in China
India’s merchandise exports grew 11.02 per cent, on a year-on-year basis in March, to $32.55 billion from $29.32 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Monday. “Exports in March 2019 were $32.55 billion, as compared to $29.32 billion in March 2018, exhibiting a positive growth of 11.02 per cent,” the Commerce Ministry said.
Already well-established as one of the world’s top centres for oil bunkering, the Port of Fujairah and the adjacent Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ) continue to attract further business and investment, recent announcements show.
After months of hand-wringing about the possible crash-landing of the housing market, investors awaiting quarterly earnings from No. 3 US homebuilder PulteGroup this week were ready for the worst. Their trepidation was justified. New home sales across the country had fallen for three consecutive quarters to close out 2018.
European shares rose on Friday after upbeat industrial output data from Italy and France raised hopes of an economic recovery, even as a spike in coronavirus cases around the world kept gains in check.
As governments rushed out funding to prevent an economic collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic, global public debt swelled to the highest in history, but the IMF warned on Friday that cutting back too soon could undermine the recovery.
Construction Cost Index (CCI), remained unchanged in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the first quarter of 2019 with the index at 98.0 per cent in both corresponding quarters, according to official figures.