Corporate Corner

22 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Corporate Corner

This aerial photo taken recently shows abandoned public shared bicycles at a lot in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province.


This aerial photo taken recently shows a water truck next to a construction site to receive underground water in Taichung, central Taiwan. In the foothills of Taiwan's mountainous spine, reservoirs are running dry as the island experiences its worst drought in decades -- a crisis that risks deepening an already acute global semiconductor shortage.


The photograph taken recently shows cartons of beer on pallets at the end of a factory production line of Dutch brewer Heineken in Schiltigheim, eastern France. Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Wednesday, has reported surging profit in the first quarter borne up by markets outside Europe, where national coronavirus lockdowns remain in force. The bottom line at the world's number two brewer added 78.7 percent year-on-year to reach 168 million euros ($202 million) in January-March, the company said.


Vendors display food for sale at a market in Mowe, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria recently. Nigeria's economy was already struggling with a fall in the price of oil, Nigeria's major export, and a weak local naira currency, before the global pandemic struck. Now Nigeria's inflation has soared to a four-year high of more than 18 percent in March 2021, with food prices up 22.9 percent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.