Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Associated Press
Global stock markets rose on Friday after JP Morgan›s results kicked off the US corporate earnings season in style, while signs of stabilisation in China›s economy also helped riskier assets on views the growth outlook worldwide is better than thought.
Stock markets rose on Tuesday to new six-month highs after reassuring data about the health of China›s economy and economic sentiment in Germany helped investors brush aside disappointing bank earnings. The latest leg higher in a three-month long global rally comes as a degree of calm has descended across financial markets,
European stocks fell, government bond yields slipped and the Japanese yen firmed on Thursday after the US government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, further straining Sino-US trade ties.
Europe's share markets struggled on Thursday and the dollar and bond yields trimmed overnight gains made after the US Federal Reserve dampened bets that it might be readying its first interest rate cut in years. Oil and metals markets added to the pressure on stocks as traders knocked copper to a 2-1/2 month low
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next, warning that further US-China tariffs or a disorderly exit for Britain from the European union could further slow growth,
The consolidated net profit of the Etisalat Group amounted to Dhs4.4 billion during the first half of the year ending 30th June, 2019, representing a 3.1 per cent increase year-on-year.
The Dubai-China bilateral trade hit Dhs139 billion in 2018, and was valued at Dhs36 billion in the first quarter of 2019.