The German government is set to halve its 2019 growth forecast for Europe’s biggest economy, a government source told Reuters on Friday, reflecting a worsening slowdown linked to a recession in the manufacturing sector.
China’s stimulus-boosted private sector is on track to lead the economy to a ‘self-sustained recovery’ that could see growth hit 6.6 percent this year, according to HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation).
Sri Lanka's tourism industry is aiming to earn $5 billion in 2019 as the industry gears to attract over three million tourists this year, the Sri Lanka's Tourism Development Authority said in a statement on Monday.
China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 compared with last year’s target of ‘around’ 6.5 percent, policy sources told Reuters, as Beijing gears up to cope with higher US tariffs and weakening domestic demand.
Indonesia will more than double its disaster response budget to 15 trillion rupiah ($1.06 billion) in 2019, officials said on Tuesday, after a series of major natural disasters devastated three regions of the vast archipelago last year.
Deal-making activity in the rapidly growing health-care sector is expected to rebound in 2019, a law firm said in a report Monday, but heavier regulation and political uncertainty cloud the future of mergers and acquisitions.
The bosses of the UK’s biggest companies are facing renewed scrutiny over excessive pay deals, after new figures showed top executives earned the average worker’s annual salary within the first three working days of 2019.