Traders work on the main trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Reuters
European shares extended losses early on Monday from the biggest weekly slump this year as the U.S.-China deadlock quelled hopes that the two largest economies will be able to resolve their trade dispute anytime soon. The STOXX 600 index dropped 0.5 per cent by 0855 GMT to hit 7-month lows.
It was a stark warning about the risks ahead for the global economy, even by the forthright standards of the boss of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
World shares climbed to a six-week high alongside benchmark government bond yields on Friday, as markets cheered signs of progress in US-China trade talks and another powerful slug of stimulus from the European Central Bank.
The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday could bolster economists' dire predictions that it would take several years to recover from the economic meltdown. Consumer confidence, manufacturing and services industries are also stabilizing, though at low levels, hopeful signs that the worst was over.
The final day of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual, saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region to kick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector.
The euro rallied to a three-month high and Italy’s borrowing costs tumbled on Thursday, after the European Central Bank ramped up stimulus to shore up an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.