A fisherman navigates a raft near boats filling the Patoutzu Fishing Harbour in Keelung, Taiwan. Reuters
Taiwan’s export orders contracted for an eighth straight month in June, with global companies increasingly hesitant to make new investments in machinery as the China-US trade war wears on.
A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "tank man" - the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square - to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.
India will keep its sugar export subsidies despite complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from rival producers Brazil and Australia, though it will tweak how it provides them, four sources directly involved in the matter said.
The International Labour Organisation, in a new look at the impact of the pandemic on jobs, says that work hours equivalent to 305 million full-time jobs have been lost due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 outbreak has devastated the global aviation sector, with passenger numbers slumping during lockdown measures as air travel demand evaporates. EasyJet follows competitors British Airways, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic, which have all slashed staff numbers to save costs.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to make France the top producer of clean energy vehicles in Europe and urged French carmakers to make vehicles in their own country.