People walk along Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area in Shanghai. Reuters
China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy.
The European Union and China on Wednesday approved “in principle” a major investment pact that Brussels hopes will open up lucrative opportunities, despite concerns about Beijing’s rights record.
Global stock markets mostly rallied Wednesday as investors were buoyed by optimism over China’s reopening and looming data expected to show a further slowdown in US inflation.
LONDON: Fresh trade war fears weighed on global stocks on Wednesday before a US Federal Reserve meeting, with the dollar holding firm and Britain›s pound subdued on growing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Combative warnings from US President Donald Trump cast a shadow over Sino-U.S. trade talks, which concluded
Fears in European Union that Italy’s far right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni would create problems in the continent facing economic and political problems seem to have eased as many heave a sigh of relief that Meloni in her first 100 days in office has walked a moderate path. The fiery leader of Brothers of Italy, an avowedly
Smoking is prohibited in all places in most parts of the world. It’s prohibited not only because it is dangerous to the health of the smokers but the smoke they exhale is dangerous to the health of those around them. Smokers create passive smokers. But did you know that a watchdog in the UK wants to prohibit another habit from the
The weather in the United Arab Emirates has now become so loveable and pleasant with the pouring rain in a chilly winter season (“Hailstorm and rain lash UAE, temperature drops significantly across the country,” Jan. 26, Gulf Today website). According to the report, heavy rain lashed several areas of the UAE on Wednesday
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