An employee counts yuan banknotes next to US dollar banknotes at a branch of Bank of China in Changzhi, Shanxi province. Reuters
The United States and China said they made progress in trade talks that concluded on Friday in Beijing that Washington called “candid and constructive” as the world’s two largest economies try to resolve a bitter, nearly nine-month trade war.
US FedEx Corp on Friday again apologised and blamed Washington’s ban on Huawei for being “unclear” as Beijing deepened an investigation into why the delivery firm was holding up packages meant for the telecoms equipment maker.
Chinese firms, willing to buy American agricultural products, have asked for prices from US firms and will sign commercial contracts, ministry spokesman Gao Feng told a news conference.
Activity is contracting in the US manufacturing sector but the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, signs that factories are suffering from a global slowdown even as the broader labour market remains healthy.
Automation and AI-driven technologies are changing the face of Middle East’s warehousing industry, pushing advanced inventory control high up the industry agenda and sharpening cost-control, space optimisation and competitiveness,
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.
Cairo WoodShow, North Africa’s leading platform for wood and woodworking machinery, with 120 exhibitors and 7,000 visitors from 25+ countries, is gearing up to organise its 5th edition from December 5 to 8, 2019 at Cairo International Convention Centre.