Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul on Thursday. Associated Press
Global stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a US interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar.
Europe's share markets struggled on Thursday and the dollar and bond yields trimmed overnight gains made after the US Federal Reserve dampened bets that it might be readying its first interest rate cut in years. Oil and metals markets added to the pressure on stocks as traders knocked copper to a 2-1/2 month low
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) and home to the largest, most advanced financial innovation ecosystem in the region,
Dubai Land Department, DLD, has said that the real estate sector significantly contributed to GDP growth in the Emirate.
The direct contribution of travel and tourism to the Middle East’s GDP is predicted to rise by 4.2 per cent per annum to $133.6 billion by 2028 — driven in part by additional tourists to the region as a result of mega-events,