Tourists sail in a vessel on the river Spree in Berlin. Reuters
German business morale fell to its lowest level since November 2014 in June, a survey showed on Monday, adding weight to expectations that Europe’s largest economy contracted in the second quarter.
German industrial activity is sluggish and recent data point to slower growth in the service sector, the German Economy Ministry said, adding this suggested Europe’s largest economy would experience a weak general economic trend.
Weaker demand from abroad drove a bigger-than-expected drop in German industrial orders in July, suggesting that struggling manufacturers could tip Europe’s biggest economy into a recession in the third quarter.
Germany’s second biggest city Hamburg is becoming one of the favourite travel destinations for Gulf travellers, offering them outstanding features, from great waterfront sites, high-end shopping facilities, luxurious hotels to exquisite culinary Michelin-star restaurants.
G7 finance ministers on Friday backed an extension of a G20 bilateral debt relief initiative for the world’s poorest countries, but said it must be revised to address shortcomings hindering its implementation.
New orders for key US-made capital goods increased more than expected in August and shipments raced to their highest level in nearly six years, suggesting a rebound in business spending on equipment was underway after a prolonged slump.
Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza), announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Federation Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC), to define frameworks
The 10-year swap rate on the Dirham has steadied at 1.6 per cent by the end of H1-2020, only rising to 1.9 per cent during the first week of June before falling against to 1.6 per cent by the end of the month, according to the figures of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates.