Staff at a shop selling luxury products in York, UK. Agence France-Presse
British retail sales jumped back almost to pre-coronavirus lockdown levels in June when non-essential stores in England reopened, giving a boost to beleaguered clothing stores.
British retail sales beat expectations in September to cap a record quarter of growth that took total sales volumes further above their pre-pandemic level, but rising COVID cases risk crimping demand going forward.
British retail sales fell last month on easing lockdown curbs, as people dined at restaurants instead of buying food at supermarkets, data showed on Friday.
Consumer confidence in Dubai moved to its highest level in 10 years during the third quarter of 2021, the Consumer Confidence Index tracked by Dubai Economy showed.
The tiny island of Dominica in the Caribbean is promoting itself as a virgin paradise, and as a country open to investments from all over the world, through its pavilion at Expo 2020.
In support of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2031, the Ajman Free Zone has launched its “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Hub” at GITEX Global 2021.