People shop for vegetables at a market in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 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.
The automobile industry in India is the world’s fourth largest. India was the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of cars and seventh largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in 2019.
Saudi Arabia transferred a total of 150 billion riyals ($40 billion) from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves to the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund in March and April.
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), and Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) recently held a virtual joint meeting to discuss the latest developments of the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy and explore avenues of the mutual cooperation to stimulate businessmen.