A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Reuters
BERLIN: Dutch central bank Governor Klaas Knot expects the eurozone economy to recover speed in the second half after a sluggish start to the year, but in an interview with Handelsblatt the noted hawk was distinctly dovish on long-term interest rates. Knot, one of the most prominent hawks on the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee told the German paper
As the United Kingdom grapples with its Brexit drama, the uncertainty around its decision to leave the EU persuaded Dale Carr to close down her Berlin shop selling British goods. The 67-year-old from Sheffield and her husband Robin in 1996 opened “Broken English”, a shop selling British goods to homesick expats and Germans with a taste for UK treats in the trendy district of Kreuzberg.
German industrial output rose by 0.7 per cent in February as mild weather helped a surge in construction activity but manufacturing production dipped, doing little to boost spirits in Europe’s largest economy after a run of negative news. Germany is suffering from trade friction and Brexit angst after narrowly avoiding recession last year. Leading economic institutes slashed their forecasts for 2019 growth
Eurozone inflation unexpectedly slowed in March, adding to the pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) as it battles an economic slowdown which threatens to undo years of stimulus. Headline inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro slowed to 1.4 per cent in March from 1.5 per cent a month earlier, short of market expectations for a steady rate and also well below the ECB’s target of almost 2 per cent.
Etisalat Group on Tuesday announced that its consolidated revenues amounted to Dhs13 billion and consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to Dhs2.2 billion representing a year over year (y-o-y), increase of five percent and resulting in a net profit margin of 17 per cent.
The fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Emaar Malls, approved the distribution of Dhs1.301 billion ($354 million) dividend, representing 10 per cent of the share capital being 10 fils per share, to the shareholders.
Investors on Tuesday traded with caution anticipating a further rise in the international oil prices, and conclusion of the third and largest phase of the general elections. Sensex ended 80 points lower after a range-bound movement throughout the day’s trade.