Passengers disembark from a Ryanair aircraft at Charleroi airport, Belgium. Agence France-Presse
Ryanair reported its weakest annual profit in four years and said earnings could fall further as Europe suffers what Chief Executive Michael O’Leary described as “attritional fare wars.” Shares in the airline, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, fell 6 per cent on Monday after its profit forecast for the year to next March fell short of analyst expectations.
Ryanair reported a 21 per cent drop in quarterly profit on Monday as price wars in several European markets drove ticket prices lower, but it stuck to its annual profit target as passengers continued to spend on onboard extras.
United Airlines is canceling more than 2,400 flights during the busy summer travel season as Boeing’s 737 Max jets remain grounded. Chicago-based United Airlines had already pulled flights on the 737 Max
Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year,
China’s central bank unveiled a key interest rate reform on Saturday to help steer borrowing costs lower for companies and support a slowing economy that has been hurt by a trade war with the United States.
Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate of 97 per cent regarding the disclosure of the 2nd quarter financial statements 2019 of its listed public joint stock companies,