Cargo unloaded from an aircraft at Geneva Airport in Switzerland. Agence France-Presse
BEIJING: China’s exports rebounded in March but imports shrank for a fourth straight month and at a sharper pace, painting a mixed picture of the economy as trade talks with the United States reach their endgame. Investors are hoping for signs of economic recovery in China
India’s merchandise exports grew 11.02 per cent, on a year-on-year basis in March, to $32.55 billion from $29.32 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Monday. “Exports in March 2019 were $32.55 billion, as compared to $29.32 billion in March 2018, exhibiting a positive growth of 11.02 per cent,” the Commerce Ministry said.
May survey data for Dubai’s private sector non-oil economy continued the recent twin themes of strengthening output growth and weak job creation.
The industry was hit twice because of the coronavirus, with export orders evaporating and then a shortage of workers caused by a national lockdown to stop the spread of the virus.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index soared 405.65 points or 1.78 per cent to 23,249.61, the best close since February 21, the broader Topix index rose 18.62 points or 1.16 per cent to 1,624.15.
Brent crude was down 26 cents or 0.6% at $45.17 a barrel by 0647 GMT, after a gain of around 2% in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate oil also lost 0.6%, a 25 cent decline to $42.42 a barrel which followed a climb of 2.6% on Wednesday.