Asia's fishermen and farmers go digital during virus

Asia's fishermen and farmers go digital during virus

By Justin Harper Business Reporter 2 June 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright MyFishmanDuring a national lockdown, farmers from Malaysia's Cameron Highlands were faced with throwing away tons of fresh vegetables. Wet markets were shut down as social restrictions were...

Coronavirus: Oxfam to start reopening in England from 15 June

Coronavirus: Oxfam to start reopening in England from 15 June

2 June 2020 Image copyright David Azia/OXFAMOxfam has announced that it will begin reopening its network of charity shops in England from 15 June. The charity said it could not yet confirm which stores would open in the first phase, nor how many of them. However, it said there would be space for...

No early return for UK tourists, says Spain

No early return for UK tourists, says Spain

1 June 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright ReutersSpain's tourism minister has cast doubt on the prospect of an early return by UK holidaymakers to Spanish beaches. María Reyes Maroto said British coronavirus figures "still have to improve" before Spain could receive...

Manufacturers urge bailout as sector suffers

Manufacturers urge bailout as sector suffers

1 June 2020 comments Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image copyright Getty ImagesThe coronavirus crisis has left many manufacturers on the "cliff edge" and in need of government intervention, an industry body has warned, The government should step in to support key sectors, in line with other...

Coronavirus: Customers queue for hours as Ikea reopens 19 shops

Coronavirus: Customers queue for hours as Ikea reopens 19 shops

1 June 2020 comments Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image caption There were long queues in ManchesterThousands of shoppers have queued for hours to get into Ikea stores after the furniture giant reopened 19 shops in England and Northern Ireland on Monday. They had been warned that only a...

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst 1 June 2020 Image copyright PA Image caption More than 200 UK business leaders have urged the government to invest in a Covid-19 recovery that is in line with climate goalsMore than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a...