An employee at a fulfillment centre of Amazon in New York. Agence France-Presse
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an offer of $20 million in aid.
British retail sales unexpectedly fell in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before, when an annual promotion by Amazon appeared to have encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed.
US retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.
US retail sales rebounded moderately in October although consumers did cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items like furniture and discretionary spending, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.
Investor nerves over the spread of a deadly new virus from China hammered equities and oil benchmarks on Thursday, as authorities moved to contain the disease,
The second edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS 2020), which is due to take place on January 27-29 at Madinat Jumeirah, will see the participation of high-profile delegations and 10 ministers
Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Wednesday reported a 16.48 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December at Rs2,751.66 crore.