A container is loaded on to a container ship in Gwadar, Pakistan. Reuters
Indonesia’s economy expanded more slowly than expected in the first quarter of this year, as investment dropped ahead of elections and campaign spending failed to sustain growth momentum. Southeast Asia’s largest economy grew 5.07 per cent in January-March from a year earlier,
The government of Pakistan set an import target of more than $53.66 billion for the next fiscal year whereas petroleum group was set with the highest import target of more than $15 billion.
Japan’s economy contracted slightly in the first quarter as corporate and consumer spending weakened, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. Exports also deteriorated amid trade disputes and weaker global demand, hurting the trade-reliant economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to have fallen 0.2% in January-March on an annualised basis,
Value of funds collected through the UAE Direct Debit system (UAEDDS) of the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) rose by 7 per cent to Dhs61 billion in 2019 from Dhs57 billion in 2018, according to figures released by the Central Bank of the UAE.
Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) confirmed that supporting SMEs is a top priority in the Ministry’s agenda and in ensuring the growth of the national economy in the future.
Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced that it is organising the first-ever Dubai Technology Tour, which aims to drive UAE-India collaboration in the areas of fintech and healthtech.