Employees of German car manufacturer Porsche assemble sports cars at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. Reuters
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.
Germany’s spluttering economy returned to growth in the first quarter as consumers spent more freely and construction activity picked up, but the government said the outlook remained clouded by trade disputes. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.4% quarter-on-quarter,
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.
Egyptian banks have been instructed to apply temporary limits on daily withdrawals and deposits in a move seemingly designed to control inflation and hoarding as concern grows over the spread of the coronavirus.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked public and private sector banks to ensure uninterrupted banking operations and flow of liquidity. In a series of tweets, the office of Sitharaman said that she spoke to chiefs of public sector banks and representatives of private banks.
To support the Dubai Free Zones Council economic stimulus package, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) proposes implementing five initiatives over the next three months.
Under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai