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China's factory gate inflation eases
(Times of Oman - 10/12/2018)

China's factory inflation slowed in November, a sign demand remains weak amid Beijing's ongoing trade war with the United States, while consumer inflation also flagged, official data showed on Sunday.<br/><br/> The producer price index — an important

Global cement demand to grow 1.5 per cent next year
(The Gulf Today - 10/12/2018)

Global demand for cement is seen growing by 1.5 per cent next year, the World Cement Association said, as economic risks and trade tensions weigh on the construction industry in many countries. The demand forecast is an improvement from the 0.5 per cent

China’s trade surplus with US hits $35.6b
(The Gulf Today - 09/12/2018)

China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the Pacific remained strong despite a raft of US tariffs while imports shrank.<br/><br/> Relations between the

Stocks retreat as trade truce doubts return
(The Gulf Today - 05/12/2018)

Deflating hopes of a swift resolution to the Sino-US trade war knocked world stocks off a three-week high on Tuesday, while recession warning lights in US bond markets weighed on the dollar.<br/><br/> Optimism over a rapprochement between US President

Amazon briefly edges out Apple for most valuable company
(Arab News - 04/12/2018)

Amazon.com briefly became the most valuable company on Wall Street in intraday trade on Monday, days after Microsoft Corp. dethroned long-time leader Apple Inc.<br/><br/> Amazon rose by 4.7 percent at one point, putting its market capitalization at

World Bank doubles its funds to take on climate change
(Gulf News - 04/12/2018)

The World Bank will give equal weight to curbing emissions and helping poor countries deal with the “disastrous effects” of a warming world as it steps up investments to tackle climate change in the first-half of the 2020s.<br/><br/> The bank and its two

World stocks surge after China-US trade truce
(The Gulf Today - 04/12/2018)

A truce between US and Chinese leaders on trade tariffs boosted global markets on Monday, fuelling an advance of nearly one per cent by world stocks, setting up gains on Wall Street and pushing emerging-market currencies higher against the

Germany, France 'in fresh push for EU financial transaction tax'
(Gulf News - 03/12/2018)

Frankfurt Am Main: Germany and France will on Monday seek to revive the long-delayed EU financial transaction tax by proposing that member states be allowed to use the revenues to reduce their EU budget contributions, a German newspaper

China, US declare halt to new tariffs
(The Gulf Today - 03/12/2018)

China and the United States agreed to halt additional tariffs in a deal that keeps their trade war from escalating as the two sides try again to bridge their differences with fresh talks aimed at reaching an agreement within 90 days.<br/><br/> The White

G20 nations agree on reforming WTO
(The Gulf Today - 02/12/2018)

European officials said that G20 nations had agreed to commit to reforming the World Trade Organization in a preliminary draft of the communique due to be released at the end of a two-day meeting of the bloc on Saturday.<br/><br/> An EU official said the

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