Corona virus pushes Nikkei back


The Japanese stock market started on Monday with a substantial loss in the last week of January. The fear that the outbreak of the corona virus in China is more difficult to contain than hoped and the rapidly rising death toll caused a negative mood. Companies in the tourism sector in particular were under pressure from the expectation that people will travel less because of the corona virus. At...

US PMI still full of optimism in January


Industrial activity in the United States grew slightly less in January than in December. The British market researcher Markit reported this on the basis of provisional figures. The purchasing managers’ index for the American industry recorded a level of 51.7 for January compared to 52.4 a month earlier. Economists had generally expected an unchanged position. Markit also released the...

Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova: Aktau seal conservation center goes live


Charity foundations gets more and more involved in environmental protection. One of the oldest charity funds in the Kazakhstan, Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova ‘Saby’, is one of the most active here. It picked an amazing and ambitious battle to save the endangered Caspian seal from extinction. Caspian seal, an unique animal is really in danger of total extinction. The...

German investor confidence is improved in the first month of 2020


The confidence of German investors and analysts in the economy improved considerably in January. This is according to figures from ZEW research institute. The ZEW index, which reflects confidence in the next three to six months, came out at 26.7 compared to 10.7 a month earlier. Economists generally counted on a score of 15. Confidence is supported by the provisional trade agreement that the...

Urgent advice to the government: switch off Citrix


The national government is strongly advised to eliminate Citrix. This is the new recommendation of the National Cyber โ€‹โ€‹Security Center (NCSC) of the Ministry of Justice and Security, partly based on advice from the intelligence service AIVD. Vital organizations, such as the energy supply, the telecom and financial sectors, are also advised to deport Citrix, which is used, among other things, to...

US data shows unexpected spike in construction


Consumer confidence in the United States fell in January. The data is presented according to a preliminary estimate from the University of Michigan. The index that shows sentiment among American consumers went to a level of 99.1 against 99.3 in December. Economists generally counted on a stable position. Industrial production in the United States fell by 0.3 percent in December compared to a...

German inflation at 1.5 percent in December


Inflation in Germany in December was 1.5 percent on an annual basis. The German Federal Statistical Office reported this on the basis of a definitive figure.
A month earlier, consumer prices went up by 1.1 percent. German consumer prices rose by 0.5 percent on a monthly basis. On the basis of the European harmonized measurement method, German inflation amounted to 1.5 percent.

China reports higher exports in December


China has significantly boosted its exports in December. The number of goods exported by the country increased by 7.6 percent compared to a year earlier. That was a positive surprise after a contraction of exports in November. Imports into the Asian country also rose sharply in December, with a plus of 16.3 percent. Trade in goods was boosted by the provisional trade agreement between China and...

Mysterious lung virus took a first life: 61-year-old Chinese deceased


In the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, a man died of a mysterious viral lung disease that recently broke out. He is the first to succumb to the virus. This is a 61-year-old man who is probably infected at a local fish market, where many live animals are also sold. It is therefore possible that it has been transmitted to humans via birds or other animals. According to the World Health Organization...

December service sector in eurozone promises some improvement


Activity in the euro area services sector turned out to be slightly stronger in December than previously thought. That emerges from definitive figures from market researcher Markit. The purchasing managers’ index reflecting activity in the sector recorded a level of 52.8, while a provisional estimate indicated a level of 52.4. In November the indicator was 51.9. A position above 50...

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