People make their way towards a train station in Tokyo on Monday. Associated Press
Japan unveiled on Tuesday a second package of measures worth about $4 billion in spending to cope with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, focusing on support to small and mid-sized firms, as concerns mount about risks to the fragile economy.
Japan’s government has approved a record budget spending worth $939 billion for the coming fiscal year, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, as it tries to balance the need to boost growth and manage the industrial world’s heaviest public debt burden.
Acrimonious European Union talks over an unprecedented $2.1 trillion (1.85 trillion euro) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund entered a third day on Sunday.
Japan’s consumer prices fell the fastest in more than a decade, while the job market and retail sales remained subdued, data showed on Friday, raising the risks of a return to deflation as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers demand.
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...