European schoolchildren’s return to the classroom has boosted their parents’ office attendance, but leisure activity has begun to fall as fresh coronavirus-related restrictions hold back the economic recovery in the continent’s services sector, data suggest.
Europeans return to workplace but reduce leisure activity
Insurance agents made up the biggest portion of workers who received emergency relief payouts from the government amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed on Sunday.
Insurance agents biggest COVID-19 relief payout beneficiaries: Data
Profits at China’s industrial firms grew for the fourth straight month in August, buoyed in part by a rebound in commodities prices and equipment manufacturing, the statistics bureau said on Sunday.
China's industrial profits grow for fourth straight month
A post-Brexit trade deal "can and must be made", the organization representing British businesses has said ahead of further UK-EU trade talks.
Trade deal can and must be made: CBI boss
The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) drilled and repaired 64 oil and gas wells in the first six months of the current Iranian year (March 20-September 21), announced the deputy head of NIDC for drilling operations.
NIDC drills, maintains over 60 oil, gas wells in six months
Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian held talks with Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan Usmonali Uzmonzoda via videoconference on the expansion of economic and energy cooperation.
Iran, Tajikistan stress expansion of economic, energy ties
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri inaugurated several development projects valued at about $425.9 million on Saturday during a visit to the southern province of Hormuzgan.
Jahangiri inaugurates projects in southern province
Iranian steelmakers produced over 18.6 million tons of crude steel during the first eight months of 2020, marking an 11.2 percent rise compared to the figure for the same period last year, which was 16.7 million tons.
Iran’s eight-month crude steel production tops 18.6m tons: WSA
The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced on Saturday that 619,083 tons of commodities, valued at over $1.73 billion, were traded in its domestic trading and export halls in the week ending September 24.
IME weekly trade tops $1.7b
About 3,500 US companies, including Tesla Inc., Ford Motor Co., Target Corp., Walgreen Co. and Home Depot have sued the Trump administration in the last two weeks over the imposition of tariffs on more than $300 billion (£235.35 billion) in Chinese-made goods.
Some 3,500 US companies sue over Trump-imposed Chinese tariffs

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