An employee at a fulfillment centre of Amazon in New York. Agence France-Presse
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an offer of $20 million in aid.
British retail sales unexpectedly fell in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before, when an annual promotion by Amazon appeared to have encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed.
US retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.
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’.