Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Associated Press
The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that fresh trade tensions between the United States and China were the main threat to the world economy.
Policymakers from the Group of 20 industrialised countries are worried that the weakness evident in key economies could spread, especially if elevated trade tensions, such as those between the United States and China, escalate further.
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.
Sterling steadied around $1.29 on Friday as dealers took a breather at the end of a dizzying week and on the eve of a vital vote on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed more than expected and to its weakest pace in almost three decades as the bruising US trade war hit factory production, boosting the agenda for Beijing to roll out a fresh fiscal support shortly.
Indian markets gained during the early trade on Friday as investors bought company shares with significant business in Britain after EU and Britain reached a new Brexit.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is preparing to take part in Dubai’s ‘Green Week’ event next week, as it also joins the 21st edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) as a ‘Diamond Sponsor’.