Wed, 03 Mar 2021

SKOPJE -- Standard and Poor's (S&P) global rating agency has confirmed North Macedonia's credit rating at BB- with a stable outlook, the country's Finance Ministry said in a press release on Saturday.

According to the press release, S&P expects the country's economy to get back on the track of growth this year and overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic. (North Macedonia-S&P-Rating)

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NEW YORK -- U.S. equities posted mixed results in the holiday-abbreviated week as investors assessed the possibility of further fiscal stimulus, while sifting through a slew of economic data.

For the week ending Friday, the Dow rose 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 fell 0.7 percent and the Nasdaq Composite slid 1.6 percent. U.S. markets were closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. (US-Stocks)

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AMMAN -- Jordan decided on Saturday to suspend the reopening of more sectors due to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections.

The national anti-pandemic committee has agreed to not reopen any additional sectors, Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali Ayed said in a statement. (Jordan-Reopen-Business)

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BEIJING -- China's mobile data consumption saw remarkable growth during the country's seven-day Spring Festival holiday, official data showed.

The holiday, which started on Feb. 11, saw mobile internet traffic surpass 3.57 million terabytes, up 23.4 percent from the figure for the 2020 Spring Festival holiday, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. (China-Economy)

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