An employee at the Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. Reuters
Britain’s Brexit crisis tipped the country’s construction industry into its sharpest fall in a decade in June, a survey showed, in a stark sign of how quickly the world’s fifth-biggest economy is slowing.
The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays. But this year comparatively little has been happening.
Japanese businesses with links to Britain say they have no immediate plans to flee the country as its government seeks to hammer out terms of its exit from the European Union, a Reuters poll found. Many said they would take a «wait-and-see» stance toward Brexit.
Britain’s Brexit-bound economy unexpectedly grew in February, helped by manufacturers rushing to meet orders from clients who are stockpiling goods ahead of the country’s break from the European Union, official data showed. While still sluggish, the economy expanded by 0.2 per cent from January, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists in a Reuters poll had expected zero growth.
The Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (SDPW), has completed a project for establishing the Grand Touristic Restaurant in Al Hisn Island, Dibba Al Hisn, worth Dhs10 million.
America’s economy has shown “marked improvement” since the coronavirus pandemic drove it into recession, but the path ahead remains uncertain and the US central bank will do more if needed, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs said the non-oil trade between Dubai and Saudi Arabia amounted to Dhs500 billion ($136 billion) in the last ten years (2010-2020), which makes the kingdom Dubai’s biggest Arab trade partner and fifth globally.
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, chaired a virtual meeting of the Industrial Coordination Council on Tuesday with the participation of Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, and members of the Council.