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A street vendor is seen pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China’s growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world’s second-largest economy
This photo taken with slow exposure shows an overview of Nepalese shopping in the very old Ason market in Kathmandu, Nepal
Women stand outside their shop near veils displayed on mannequins for sale during the holy month of Ramadan in Tyre old city, southern Lebanon
A performer dressed as a bird takes part in a show during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, near the town of Erstfeld, Switzerland
Indian labourers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed on May 31, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy
Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar, the Nikkei Stock Average gained 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to close at 16,874.44
Demonstrators demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $15-dollars-per-hour prepare to march in the streets on Thursday in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators marched to and protested in front of several locations during a day-long effort to draw attention to low-wage jobs
A street food vendor walks in front of a colorful graffiti in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016 revised down from earlier projected of 3.8 percent driven by the private consumption and investment as well as government stimulus measures and billion-dollar investment in infrastructure project, according to the Fiscal Policy Office.
A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s ailing pension system in Athens, Greece
An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at the Tehrans old Bazaar, the place where the main economy trades take place, in Tehran. Reports state that Iranian officials expected the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight percent over the coming five years following the lifting of sanctions against Iran
A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing
Mount Fuji is seen between cranes and buildings during sunset at a port in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014
A pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai, China. The Communist Party ended its four-day plenum on Thursday, with Premier Li Keqiang signaling the leadership may be ready to accept the weakest period of expansion since the economy was opened up three decades ago.
Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.