An employee at the Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. Reuters
Britain’s Brexit crisis tipped the country’s construction industry into its sharpest fall in a decade in June, a survey showed, in a stark sign of how quickly the world’s fifth-biggest economy is slowing.
The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays. But this year comparatively little has been happening.
Japanese businesses with links to Britain say they have no immediate plans to flee the country as its government seeks to hammer out terms of its exit from the European Union, a Reuters poll found. Many said they would take a «wait-and-see» stance toward Brexit.
Britain’s Brexit-bound economy unexpectedly grew in February, helped by manufacturers rushing to meet orders from clients who are stockpiling goods ahead of the country’s break from the European Union, official data showed. While still sluggish, the economy expanded by 0.2 per cent from January, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists in a Reuters poll had expected zero growth.
The Sharjah Finance Department, SFD, recently established a framework worth Dhs4 billion to enhance liquidity for the banking system in the emirate. The move aims to provide additional financial assistance to all businesses impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG) and OLX Group, owners of homegrown technology firms Bayut and dubizzle, have announced the merger of their Mena and South Asia operations to form an Dhs3.6 billion ($1 billion) Dubai-based unicorn company.
Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC), has awarded continuing infrastructure works contract worth more than Dhs200 million for Jubail Island to Gulf Contractors Company (GCC).