Sales of rough diamonds from Botswana dropped 64 percent from a year ago due to a travel ban and production crunch linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
Botswana rough diamond sales fall due to coronavirus travel ban
Production of sponge iron, crude steel and pellets by Iran’s Mobarakeh Steel Company (MSC) during May 21-June 20, 2020 increased by 14.6 percent, 4.8 percent and 0.8 percent respectively year-on-year.
Iran’s MSC reports growth in monthly production of steel products
Iran’s annual aluminum production has witnessed an almost 50 percent growth, said the caretaker of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.
Caretaker minister: Iran’s aluminum output up almost 50%
Daily air traffic at one of the airports in the Iranian capital of Tehran, mainly used for domestic flights, has returned to the levels prior to the coronavirus spread in the country.
Traffic at one of Iran’s main airports back to pre-pandemic levels: Report
Canada has announced that it will retaliate dollar for dollar — to the tune of C$3.6 billion — after the US announced a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum.
Canada to retaliate dollar for dollar after US announces 10% tariff on aluminum
South African gold miners are looking to cut debt and boost dividends as bullion hits record highs, with analysts and fund managers predicting a sectoral growth spurt over the next two years amid rising investor interest.
Record bullion prices give South African gold miners a lifeline, but risks remain
US hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned.
US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage
Demand for Brazilian soybeans is so strong that the world’s biggest producer is on track to import a record amount of the oilseed.
Brazil can’t grow enough soybeans to satisfy Chinese demand
Iran’s daily gas exports hit a record high of 79 million cubic meters (mcm) during June 21-July 21, 2020, announced the head of the Dispatching Department of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).
NIGC official: Daily gas exports hit record high of 79 mcm
Iran signed an MoU with Afghanistan’s private sector on goods transit via the Chabahar port in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, said a provincial official on Wednesday.
Official: Tehran, Kabul sign MoU on goods transit

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