UK confirmed COVID-19 cases surge past one million mark

LONDON – The United Kingdom on Saturday passed one million confirmed COVID-19 cases, a new milestone as the government considers a new national lockdown in England. “Between 31 January and 31 October 2020, there have been 1,011,660 people who have…

China’s economic recovery powers ahead as PMI continues to expand

BEIJING — China’s manufacturing and service sector activities stood above expansion territory for eight straight months as economic recovery continued apace amid the government’s pro-growth measures. The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 51.4 in October, slightly down…

China’s transport investment up 9.8 pct in first three quarters

BEIJING — China’s fixed-asset investment in the transport sector grew 9.8 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2020 on the back of continued recovery from the impact of COVID-19. The country’s investment in its transport infrastructure…

Greece, Turkey pledge mutual aid after 6.7-magnitude quake jolts Aegean

ATHENS — The leaders of Greece expressed their condolences and offered aid to Turkey on Friday after a strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos,…

China’s non-manufacturing PMI rises in October

BEIJING — The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China’s non-manufacturing sector came in at 56.2 in October, up from 55.9 in September and marking the highest level this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday. A reading above…

China’s rail passenger, cargo traffic rebound

BEIJING — China’s rail transport sector has seen a rebound in passenger and cargo volumes in recent months amid the effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the national railway operator. September saw the daily average number of train…

Domestic consumption way forward

China will comprehensively promote consumption to further tap its potential in supporting economic development while maintaining stable macroeconomic policies to anchor market expectations, said a senior official on Friday. Analysts said such moves are a reflection of a dual-circulation development…

Domestic consumption way forward

China will comprehensively promote consumption to further tap its potential in supporting economic development while maintaining stable macroeconomic policies to anchor market expectations, said a senior official on Friday. Analysts said such moves are a reflection of a dual-circulation development…

World leaders condemn attack in Nice

Allies voice solidarity while some urge distinction between religion and violence PARIS/CAIRO-Many world leaders condemned the fatal stabbings on Thursday in the French city of Nice that France has called an extremist terrorist attack. Condemnation came from UN chief Antonio…

China’s manufacturing PMI at 51.4 in October

The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China’s manufacturing sector came in at 51.4 in October as compared to 51.5 in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction.…