Corporate Corner

20 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Corporate Corner

A cargo ship loaded with containers departs from the Chinese-majority owned Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) in Colombo on Wednesday.


People sit at the terrace of Paris' landmark Les Deux Magots cafe on Wednesday, as restaurant and bar terraces reopen on Wednesday at 50-percent capacity for groups of up to six while the curfew will be pushed back from 7 to 9:00 pm, as part of an easing of the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cafes and restaurants with terraces or rooftop gardens have been inundated with bookings for the return of outdoor dining, under the second phase of a lockdown-lifting plan that should culminate in a full reopening of the economy on June 30. Museums, cinemas and theatres are also reopening after being closed for more than six months, during which they relied chiefly on state aid to remain afloat.


Workers are producing non-invasive ventilators at a factory in Shenyang, in China's northeastern Liaoning province.


Workers sort through Anchovies for packaging at a Rozafa Fish City factory in Labinot-Fushe near the city of Elbasan. In darkened tunnels once stuffed with weapons, there are now hundreds of blue barrels filled with anchovies resting in litres of brine, a surreal repurposing of Albania's Cold War past. Murals, statues, architectural oddities and historical relics greet visitors to Fish City, a complex snuggled into gentle hills in Labinot-Fushe 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of the capital Tirana. Jim Morrison and Winston Churchill rub shoulders, the stretched face of a Salvador Dali masterpiece is lovingly recreated alongside Pablo Picasso's Guernica.