A worker inspects newly smelted copper anode sheets for delivery at the Dachang Copper companies refinery, in Shanghai. China, a major consumer of raw materials, is seeking to position itself as an international marketplace for the brokerage of these assets and has just launched a futures contract on the hot copper market.
Passers-by walk along the near-empty Grosse Freiheit street in Hamburg, northern Germany on Friday, a few days after the start of a nation-wide partial lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Europe's top economy earlier this week ordered schools and non-essential shops to stay closed until at least January 10. The tougher restrictions come after weeks of milder measures failed to halt a rapid rise in Covid-19 infections.
Evaly Chairman Shamima Nasrin and IFAD Multiproducts Vice President Mohammad Shafiul Azam sign an agreement at a hotel in the capital recently. Under the deal, customers will be able to buy Ifad brand flour, semolina, cookies, noodles-pasta, biscuits and other groceries and food items online from Evaly.