Corporate corner

12 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Corporate corner

A woman selects jewellery with the help of a vendor at a stall along a road in Beijing on Tuesday. China’s industrial output is steadily returning to levels seen before the pandemic paralysed huge swathes of the economy, as pent-up demand, government stimulus and surprisingly resilient exports propel a recovery.


A man wearing a face mask walks past a safe distancing ambassador robot outside an office building in Singapore on Tuesday. Singapore's virus hammered economy shrank almost 43 percent in the second quarter, in a sign that the country's first recession in more than a decade was deeper than initially estimated, official data showed on Tuesday.


Protesters hold signs during a "Cancel Rent Protest and Caravan" in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Futures tracking the S&P 500 index hit a record high on Tuesday as investors shrugged off simmering US-China tensions to bet on a stimulus-led economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Greek spectators queue to buy ticketa for a film at the open-air cinema "Zephyros" in Athens recently. Real institutions of the Athenian summer, the open-air cinemas suffer from a shortened season because of the pandemic, and the fear of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes a drop in attendance: "The atmosphere is not suitable to pleasure", summarises a manager.


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