Corporate Corner

7 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Corporate Corner

Workers set up scaffoldings at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Sri Lanka’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of 2020 from 4.5 percent in the fourth quarter in 2019 and 4.7 percent a year ago as the pandemic-induced business closures limited economic operations from the third week of March appeared to have left some people without jobs.

In this file photo taken pedestrians walk past the Lyric and Apollo Theatres, e closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Britain will spend nearly $2 billion to help theatres, art galleries and other cultural institutions survive the coronavirus crisis, the government has said on Monday.


In this file photo, an aerial view of a crude oil storage facility is seen in Cushing, Oklahoma. Although crude prices have rebounded from coronavirus crisis lows, oil execs and experts are starting to ask if the industry has crossed the Rubicon of peak demand.


A vendor selling beauty products waits for customers in a market area in New Delhi recently. Digital payment transactions rebounded in the last month, as India began unlocking its economy following the covid-19 outbreak and the ensuing lockdown to curb the spread of the disease, according to a report by payment solution provider Razorpay.


Agrani Bank Chairman Dr Zaid Bakht presides over the 669th board of directors meeting of the bank through video conference at its head office in the capital on Sunday.


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