Gita Gopinath. File
News from the economic front is a mixed bag. By all accounts the immediate outlook is bad. But the chances of an early recovery are said to be bright.
Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund said in its latest forecast.
Pakistan’s rupee dropped to an all-time low of 146.5 to the dollar on Thursday, days after Islamabad announced it had reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a fresh bailout for its troubled economy.
The government has stated that its reform agenda signed with International Monetary Fund (IMF) is on track and the progress so far on nearly all the performance and structural benchmarks for first quarter of the current fiscal year
Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot SA sealed their long-awaited merger on Saturday to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest auto group with deep enough pockets to fund the shift to electric driving and take on bigger rivals Toyota and Volkswagen.
The benchmark KSE-100 index has given a 50 per cent return since March’s crash and experts predict the rally will continue this year (2021).
Customs transactions recorded by Dubai Customs (DC) saw a significant rise of 23 per cent to reach 16 million in 2020, despite the challenging global environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pavilions Premiere bookings can be made from Jan.16 at https://expo2020dubai.com/en/pavilions-premiere with each visit costing Dhs25. Visitors are urged to book early as the experience will operate five days per week with limited operating hours...