Growing natural gas production and a rebound in domestic demand will help Qatar return to economic growth next year, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest assessment of the country’s financial health.
IMF sees Qatar’s economy return to growth, wider deficit in 2021
South Korea is considering providing rental assistance to smaller merchants hard hit by the new coronavirus outbreak, when it will give them another round of emergency handouts next month, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
South Korea mulls including rental assistance for virus-hit merchants in emergency handouts
Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, does not hold back in describing 2020 on Wall Street: "A year of extreme extremes."
Pandemic made 2020 a wild year for Wall Street
Iran manufactured 801,600 TV sets during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 20-November 20), according to the figures released by Industry, Mine and Trade Ministry.
Iran manufactures over 800,000 TV sets in eight months
The share of solar power plants in Iran’s renewable electricity generation capacity hit 49 percent, according to the data released by Iran's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, known as SATBA.
Solar panels contribute to 49% of Iranian renewable electricity: SATBA
The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced on Saturday that 703,534 tons of commodities, valued at $352.8 million, were traded in its domestic trading and export halls in the week ending December 17.
IME weekly trade nears $353m
Iranian government proposed to allocate more than $357 million for the supply of natural gas to over 8,000 villages across the country during the next Iranian year (to start March 21, 2021).
Iran allocates over $357m for gas supply to rural areas
Iran and Pakistan inaugurated the second official border crossing for the transfer of goods and passengers.
Iran, Pakistan open second border crossing for trade surge
China said its economy had yet to fully bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic and pledged financial support for recovery efforts at the end of a key annual policy meeting on Friday.
China says economic recovery 'not yet solid' after pandemic

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