Employees of German car manufacturer Porsche at the factory in Germany. Reuters/ File
Germany set out plans to create a government committee to step in quickly to protect companies against foreign takeovers, a sign of concern about China and others acquiring its technology.
By category, production of machine tools were up 27.6 per cent on the month, intermediate goods stagnated at 0.1 per cent and consumer goods were up slightly at 1.4 per cent, the Destatis official statistics agency said.
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.
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,
Dubai non-oil trade continued its growth against the current crisis. Being a hub for gold and diamond trading and making, Dubai made Dhs67.1 billion from gold and diamond air-cargo trade between March and the end of June 2020.
Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE and rated A+ (stable) by Fitch, has successfully closed the issuance of a $500 million 5-year Sukuk from its $2.5 billion Certificate Issuance Programme.
The UAE’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently participated in the virtual Joint Meeting of G20 Finance and Health.
Rolls-Royce shares hit their lowest level since 2004 on Monday after the British aero engine maker confirmed it was considering a rights issue of up to 2.5 billion pounds ($3.23 billion) following months of speculation about its finances.