Mauritania’s SNIM iron ore mining company mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location that attracts people from all over the country looking for work. The train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches about 2 km.
A homeless family live under statues in Manila. The Philippines’ economy cooled in the first quarter of the year as the impacts of Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters hit hard, official data showed. Read more
An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near Basantapur village, India Read more
A worker rappels from the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Rio de Janeiro’s Mount Corcovado, Brazil. Small sections of the famous monument’s head and right hand were chipped off in recent lightning strikes. Read more
An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman holds up a sign on the Lapa Arches during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Read more
A vendor loads roasted corn on to a handcart in Lahore, Pakistan. The country is gripped by a chronic energy crisis that has put a brake on industrial productivity, and is struggling to control inflation, currently at 8.6 per cent Read more
The rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore. The nation’s trade-reliant economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.3 per cent quarter on quarter, the trade ministry said on Tuesday Read more
People are silhouetted on a sunny morning as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London. Sterling eased on Monday, on growing talk the BoE will step in to cool the UK housing market, which would allow the central bank to keep interest rates lower for longer to sustain recovery elsewhere in the economy
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A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok. Thailand’s economy shrunk 0.6 per cent year on year in January-March, data showed on Monday, as the country’s political crisis battered consumer confidence and frightened off tourists.
An Afghan worker prepares candies at a factory in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. The nation’s economy has improved significantly since 2002 due to billions of dollars in international aid and investments.