A worker, wearing a protective suit, reacts in front of an infrared temperature machine in the lobby of the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Friday. Associated Press
Most stock markets sink on Monday with investors worried over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak on the global economy. In afternoon European trades, London and Paris were both down 0.4 per cent, while Frankfurt slid 0.3 per cent.
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
For the first time since the Great Recession a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates, shoring up America’s defenses as the global economy weakens.
Japan’s economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January-March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world’s third-largest economy. However, the surprise expansion was mostly caused by imports declining faster than exports, likely reflecting weak domestic demand,
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday visited the 25th edition of the Gulfood, which is hosted by the Dubai World Trade Center between February 16 and 20.
The attractive offers by the real estate market in Dubai continued last year to benefited investors, end users and tenants alike. This led to the continuation of momentum on these vital areas with competitive prices,
DP World’s parent company Port and Free Zone World has offered to acquire the 19.55 per cent of DP World’s shares traded on Nasdaq Dubai, returning the company to private ownership.
The Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) - key trade facilitator of DP World, UAE Region - is showcasing its incentives for companies as well as its sustained role as the leading contributor to Dubai’s F&B trade, at Gulfood 2020, which opened on February 16, marking its 25th anniversary.