A container ship at a loading terminal in the harbour of Hamburg, Germany. Reuters
German exports to China fell by 6.5 per cent on the year in January and the Federal Statistics Office said the drop could not yet be linked to the coronavirus, as the looming impact of the epidemic threatens to tip Europe’s largest economy into recession.
Strong German exports to the United States helped Europe’s largest economy to avoid a recession in the third quarter, a data showed on Friday, as companies benefitted from a weaker euro and trade diversion linked to the US-China tariff dispute.
Germany’s exports and imports of goods and services collapsed in the second quarter as did household spending and investment in equipment, the Federal Statistics Office said. But state spending increased during the period.
The global manufacturing activity expanded in July, adding to hopes the sector is emerging from the hit of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt drew up to 65.4 per cent of the total FDI inflows to the Arab nations in Q1-2020, according to a report released by the Arab Investment & Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (Dhaman)
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Free Zone, AFZ, has launched AFZ’s eight new economic incentives for the second half of 2020.
The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), in Dubai Land Department, DLD, is organising the first virtual real estate conference titled ‘Real Estate post-COVID-19 - Challenges and Solutions,’ in cooperation with a number of entities in Saudi Arabia.