An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets
A trader gestures on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the start of the trading day in New York, New York, USA,on Monday. Global markets have been reacting to the economic situation in China and the Dow Jones Industrial average followed that trend losing 1,000 points in early trading before recovering
A woman pushes a baby stroller as she rushes away after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad on a busy marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus. Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held areas near Damascus killed at least 31 people on Wednesday, and insurgents bombarded the capital with rockets that killed at least 13 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Young men clean second-hand shoes to sell them on a market in Bujumbura on Friday. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to win a controversial third term in office
A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India on Friday. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings
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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India on Monday
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Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week’s worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana
An Afghan refugee who works as a porter at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market walks to work on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday
Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday
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Visitors walk through the Christmas market at Roemerberg square on its opening day on Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. Christmas markets, which traditionally sell mulled wine, stollen cake, Christmas tree ornaments and other crafts and are an essential part of German Christmas tradition
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Labourers carry boxes at a Kolkata market on Friday. India’s inflation dropped to a new multi-year low in October, helped by slower annual rises in food and fuel prices.
An Indian laborer carries bundles of Marigold flowers on his head before they are distributed to different parts of the city in the morning at a whole sale market in New Delhi, India
An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.
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A Palestinian vendor gestures as she displays sheep for customers at a livestock market ahead of Eid-al-Adha in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday
A Mumbai poultry market worker carries birds on Monday as government figures showed India’s wholesale price inflation easing to 3.74 per cent in August, the lowest level in nearly five years
A vendor waits for customers in a market in Hefei, east China’s Anhui province on Thursday
A worker inspects stocks of watermelons at a wholesale market in Selayang, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday
A trader arranges charcoal inside sacks along a street near the main Baraka market in Mogadishu
A photographer takes a picture of the curve of the Dax, Germany’s share price index, on a board at the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Titan, a robot created by England’s Cyberstein Robots, walks through Danilovsky market in downtown Moscow, Russia.