The rise in output exceeded expectations for a 0.5 per cent increase in February. 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.
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.
Deutsche Bank came under increased pressure on Thursday to move forward on a tie-up with Commerzbank after Italy’s UniCredit was named as a potential alternative bidder for the German lender. UniCredit could explore a merger with Commerzbank if talks with Deutsche fall through, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
The UAE is the major trade partner to Vietnam in the Middle East and North Africa while Vietnam is the key trade partner to the UAE in the South East Asia, with two-way non-oil trade reaching $10.4 billion in 2017, a growth of 18 per cent as compared with 2016, according to Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy.
The second edition of the Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme (BSEP), recently saw its 17 selected participants – all UAE-based women in pursuit of establishing socially impactful and innovative businesses, taking a field trip to India, from April 1–5, 2019. India was the chosen destination, as the country’s culture of social entrepreneurship has created a positive change there.
India’s SpiceJet Ltd said on Friday it will prioritize hiring employees of Jet Airways Ltd who are losing their jobs after the crisis-hit Indian airline halted all flight operations indefinitely this week. “We have already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, more than 200 cabin crew and more than 200 technical and airport staff,”
US retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start.