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By in Economy on January 6, 2017
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‘Raise sick pay’ to lower virus health and economic risks
August 13, 2020
It would manage a "crude" trade-off between lives and jobs as the UK economy reopens, a report says.
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China Data On Tap For Friday
August 13, 2020
China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are July numbers for industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment, unemployment and house prices.
Portugal Q2 GDP Decline Revised To 16.3%
August 14, 2020
Portugal's economy contracted slightly less than initially estimated, but the rate of decline remained sharp, amid the severe hit from the coronavirus pandemic, latest figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday.
Dutch GDP Falls Most On Record On Covid-19 Impact
August 14, 2020
The Netherlands' economy shrank at a record pace in the second quarter and entered a severe recession, due to the impact of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic, preliminary estimates from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday.
Slovakia Economy In Recession In Q2
August 14, 2020
Slovakia's economy shrank further in the second quarter amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic, preliminary estimates from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday.
U.S. Business Inventories Slump Slightly Less Than Expected In June
August 14, 2020
Business inventories in the U.S. showed a continued decrease in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said business inventories slumped by 1.1 percent in June after tumbling by 2.3 percent in May. Economists had expected business inventories to decline by 1.2 percent.
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Edges Higher In August
August 14, 2020
A preliminary reading released by the University of Michigan on Friday unexpectedly showed a slight improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of August. The report said the consumer sentiment index inched up to 72.8 in August from 72.5 in July. The uptick surprised economists, who had expected the index to edge down to 72.0.
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