Employees work on the part of an aircraft fuselage at a factory in Zhenjiang, China. Agence France-Presse
China’s factory-gate prices shrank at the sharpest pace in three years in August, falling deeper into deflationary territory and reinforcing the urgency for Beijing to step up economic stimulus as the trade war with the United States intensifies.
Annual profits at China’s industrial firms surged in the first two months of 2021, highlighting a rebound in the country’s manufacturing sector and a broad revival in economic activity from the coronavirus crisis early last year.
China’s factory activity grew at a slightly slower rate in February as factories closed for the Lunar New Year holiday, a Reuters poll showed, although growth is expected to remain firm, buoyed by an early resumption of production.
China’s factory activity expanded at a slightly faster pace in August, fuelled by rising infrastructure spending and improving global demand, a Reuters survey showed on Friday, as the Chinese economy continues to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
The UAE GDP is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2021 and 3.8 per cent in 2022 while the non-oil GDP to expand by around 4 per cent in both years, according to the Financial Stability Report (FSR) released by the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) on Thursday.
The real estate sector in Dubai showed a continuous flow of real estate investments in May 2021, recording 5,359 investments worth over Dhs11 billion. In addition, 11,387 new investors entered the market,
European and US stocks pulled in different directions on Thursday as traders digested the Federal Reserve bringing forward its forecasts for hiking interest rates to prevent the US economy from overheating.