Job-seekers line up at TechFair in Los Angeles. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug.17. Reuters
US job growth rebounded strongly in June, with government payrolls surging, but persistent moderate wage gains and mounting evidence the economy was losing momentum could still encourage the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this month.
US job growth slowed sharply in May and wages rose less than expected, raising fears that a loss of momentum in economic activity could be spreading to the labour market,
US retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start.
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.
Dana Gas, the Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, today announced its financial results for the half-year ended 30th June, 2020.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), announced a strong upturn in the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality performance during the initial phase of recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taiwan’s economic growth will likely slow to its weakest in five years in 2020 as consumption and tourism take a hit from the coronavirus pandemic, but the economy is set to rebound next year on improved demand for the island’s exports.