In this file photo taken recently traders operate in the Ring, the open trading floor of the new London Metal Exchange (LME) in central London. The London Metal Exchange (LME), the world's leading exchange for industrial metals, announced recently that it was considering permanently closing its physical trading venue, The Ring, which has been shuttered since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vendors sell fruit products at a market in Karak, in Malaysia’s Pahang state, on Wednesday, ahead of the final night of the market before closing due to restrictions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
ONE Bank Managing Director M Fakhrul Alam inaugurates the Zirani Bazar sub-branch of the bank on Ganakbari branch premises at Ashulia on Wednesday.
A general view of the manganese mining area at the Comilog (Compagnie Minière de l'Ogouée) in Gabon, a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, recently. Although Comilog boasts an investment plan since 2018 in favor of the local population, there are glaring inequalities between its 2,000 or so employees and the 60,000 other inhabitants of what was once a village of 500 souls, transformed into a city by the grace of manganese and Comilog. Unemployment reached 25 percent in 2017, the last official figure available, in the region where Moanda nests, 700 km east of the capital Libreville.