Oil prices on Monday fell further from 11-month highs touched last week, ending a rally that started at end-October on production cuts and strong Chinese demand, with the market’s outlook questioned as coronavirus infections rise.
Oil's supply-led rally peters out as virus cases surge
British business leaders called on the government to rescue Eurostar, reports said, after the firm said it was close to collapse following border closures to contain new COVID-19 strains.
UK firms urge government to help struggling Eurostar: Media
China eked out 2.3% economic growth in 2020, likely becoming the only major economy to expand as shops and factories reopened relatively early from a shutdown to fight the coronavirus while the United States, Japan and Europe struggled with disease flare-ups.
China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains
Iran exported more than 93,000 tons of agricultural products worth over $43 million, to neighboring Iraq via Mehran border crossing during March 20-December 20, 2020, said a provincial official of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Iran exports over 93,000 tons of agro crops to Iraq
The Iranian Energy Ministry said police have acted on their tip-off to seize some 45,000 bitcoin mining machines that were illegally using subsidized electricity at a time the country faces increased demand for power.
Iran seizes 45,000 illegal bitcoin miners
A major sewer tunnel was built in Tehran as the Iranian megacity is nearing the end of a long journey to complete its integrated sewage system.
Tehran’s sewage system nearly complete with construction of new tunnel
The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that 561,840 tons of commodities, valued at over $254 million, were traded in its domestic trading and export halls in the week ending January 14, 2021.
IME weekly trade tops $254m
Iran is no longer in need of importing railroad switches as a domestic company has mastered the know-how to manufacture the complicated installation inside the country.
Iran using homegrown track switches to expand railways: Report
Iran’s Chabahar port received its first shipment of port equipment, worth $8.5 million, from India as part of an agreement between the two countries, a provincial official said.
Chabahar receives first port equipment from India

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