Customers and staff at a food outlet of a shopping mall in Beijing. File/Reuters
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.
General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor announced their quarterly sales in China fell, albeit at a slower pace sequentially, as the US automakers were hit by a slowing economy amid the Sino-US trade war.
Bolstered by improving sales and better margins, profits for China’s industrial companies rose in May, bucking a months-long downtrend. But analysts are unsure if the modest gains can last. China’s industrial profits have been faltering for over a year
Global shares dipped on Friday as data out of China, the eurozone and the United States put a lid on expectations for a sustained global rebound, with traders already worried about a delay in US fiscal stimulus.
Chinese firms like Xiaomi are facing delays getting approvals from India’s quality control agency for their goods, five industry sources told Reuters, as the business environment deteriorates after a clash on their Himalayan border.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), announced on Thursday its earnings for the second quarter of 2020. The company’s revenues reached Dhs3.3 billion for the quarter, reflecting the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing adverse impact on energy markets.