Pedestrians wearing masks because of the coronavirus pandemic walk past a closed store with a sale sign on the window on the high street in Maidstone, southeast England, recently as life continues in Britain's third coronavirus lockdown that has closed all non-essential stores in an effort to suppress Covid-19 infections. Britain's economy shrank by a record 9.9 percent last year on the fallout from the coronavirus, official data showed on February 12, but a rapid vaccines rollout has boosted the outlook.
Workers make iron bars in a steel factory in Lianyungang, in China's eastern Jiangsu province on Friday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.
UCB Stock Brokerage launched the first ever ‘Digital Booth’ outside Bangladesh in Dubai on Friday. The digital booth was inaugurated by Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Chairman of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). Anisuzzaman Chowdhury, Chairman of the Executive Committee of United Commercial Bank Limited, Mohammad Rahmat Pasha, CEO, UCB Stock Brokerage Limited, were present on the occasion.