Shoppers walk past a government advertisement in Newcastle, UK. Agence France-Presse
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.
The total trade between the UAE and the UK grew by around 7.4 per cent to Dhs24.45 billion (£5.49 billion) in the first half of this year, up from Dhs22.76 billion (£5.11 billion) in the corresponding period last year.
The number of people heading out to shops across Britain jumped 87.8% in the week to April 17 versus the previous week as non-essential stores in England reopened after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, market researcher Springboard said on Monday.
British retailers struggled to recover in December from a partial coronavirus lockdown the previous month, marking a weak end to their worst year on record, while public debt has climbed to its highest since 1962, official data showed on Friday.
Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, on Tuesday toured the pavilions of India, Pakistan and Singapore at Expo 2020 Dubai.
One of five visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai since its launch last October, have crossed the entrance of the Italian Pavilion, exploring the exhibition itinerary and participating in dozens of events.
To drive the UAE Digital Transformation agenda, Gitex Global 2021 is playing a big role as local and global companies are launching new technologies to accelerate growth in various verticals.