People walk past shops in Tromso, Norway. Reuters
US underlying consumer prices increased solidly in August, leading to the largest annual gain in a year, but rising inflation is unlikely to deter the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates again next week to support a slowing economy.
South Korea’s consumer inflation faltered to its slowest on record in August while second quarter economic growth was revised down on weaker exports, firming up the case for central bank rate cuts as early as next month.
Government’s efforts to reverse the slowdown on the back of a sluggish GDP growth is expected to induce volatility in the Indian equity markets during the coming week.
For the second week in a row the U.S has recorded high jobless claims, increasing the fears of economic damage. The fear has pushed investors towards Gold and the price has jumped over 1% on Thursday.
Dubai Economy issued fines to nine pharmacies and two pharmaceuticals suppliers for inflating the prices of face masks and trying to take undue advantage of the high demand for hygiene essentials following the nationwide alert against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The total value of the UAE’s non-oil trade in the first half of 2019 increased to Dhs786 billion, a 3.3 per cent growth compared to Dhs760.5 billion in the first half of 2018, according to the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, FCSA.