Shoppers at a business district in Osaka, Japan. Reuters
Japan’s government is considering downgrading its assessment of the economy next week as the intensifying Sino-US trade war takes a toll on exports and factory output, a government source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. A downgrade in the crucial monthly report could fuel speculation
Japan’s retail sales tumbled at their fastest pace in more than 4-1/2 years in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to cut spending, raising a red flag over the strength of domestic demand.
Japan’s industrial output rebounded more than expected in July, but retail sales declined sharply and production was set to contract again next month, signalling a bumpy road for an economy facing growing global strains.
Dubai Land Department (DLD) is to enhance and consolidate its relationship with its partners. Aiming to strengthen its relationship with the partners and to appreciate their roles, DLD organised the annual forum to honour the various partners
Sanad Powertech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, has been awarded a contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations of the steam engine and power generator of Shams Power Company,
Southwest Airlines is extending cancellations of Boeing Co 737 MAX flights until June 6, citing the planemaker’s decision to recommend pilot simulator training before resuming flights and uncertainty about when regulators will approve their return to service.
The US housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates. The US homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December as activity increased across the board and this could help support the longest economic expansion on record.