Stock futures in Europe and the US rose along with equities in Asia on signs of a thaw in US-China tensions, with investors also looking ahead to a policy speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell later in the week.
Stocks climb as Hong Kong boosts Asia; Gold slips: Markets wrap
England’s north-south divide could be made worse by coronavirus’s impact on the economy, with the most vulnerable sectors such as retail and manufacturing dominating the jobs market in certain regions.
COVID job losses could widen England's north-south divide – study
The coronavirus crisis will see the world’s biggest firms slash dividend payouts between 17-23 percent this year or what could be as much $400 billion (305.44 billion pounds), a new report has shown, although sectors such as tech are fighting the trend.
Global dividend plunge to be worst since financial crisis
A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works – against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year – came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy.
Shipbuilders approve three-year pact, ending months-long strike
Iran exported products worth $110 million, including gas condensates, to Oman during the first four months of the current calendar year (March 20-July 21, 2020), announced the secretary of the Oman Desk of the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) on Sunday.
Iran’s four-month exports to Oman at $110m: TPO
Domestic startups have made such great progress in developing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that their products and services are currently capable of competing with their foreign counterparts, said Iran’s vice president for science and technology.
Iranian AI products competitive with foreign ones: VP
Two departments of the Iranian Energy Ministry signed a contract for the guaranteed purchase of electricity from the country’s largest biogas plant located in the capital Tehran.
Iran signs deal for power purchase from biogas plant: Report
The spread of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions imposed to contain it have caused a major boom in electronic commerce in the country, said the head of Iran Center for e-Commerce Development (ICECD).
ICECD: E-commerce activities surged by 236% during pandemic
Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that 2.67 million tons of commodities, valued at over $5 billion, were traded in the domestic trading and export sections of its halls during the month to August 21.
IME: Monthly trade tops $5b
The Trump administration is planning to block the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska early next week, six people familiar with the plans told Politico, marking a surprise reversal that could be the death knell for the massive copper and gold project.
Trump set to block controversial Alaska gold mine

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