In Asia, shares ex-Japan fell to a six-week low with China mainland stocks down nearly 1% and Hong Kong tumbling 1.3%.
Current and threatened US-China tariffs could slash global economic growth by 0.5 percentage point in 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday as world finance leaders prepare to meet in Japan this weekend. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a blog and briefing note for G20 finance
After almost three years of successfully predicting a global economic revival, world bond markets are furiously flagging the risk of yet another recession, as well as low inflation for a generation.
China’s state planner said on Friday trade frictions with the United States has had some impact on China’s economy, but it was “controllable” and countermeasures would be rolled-out when needed to
US President Donald Trump's tariff increase to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods took effect on Friday, and Beijing said it would strike back, ratcheting up tensions as the two sides pursue last-ditch talks to try salvaging a trade deal.
Global shares dipped on Friday as data out of China, the eurozone and the United States put a lid on expectations for a sustained global rebound, with traders already worried about a delay in US fiscal stimulus.
Chinese firms like Xiaomi are facing delays getting approvals from India’s quality control agency for their goods, five industry sources told Reuters, as the business environment deteriorates after a clash on their Himalayan border.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), announced on Thursday its earnings for the second quarter of 2020. The company’s revenues reached Dhs3.3 billion for the quarter, reflecting the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing adverse impact on energy markets.