Japan's government to demand halt to online face mask auctions

Business Feb 28, 2020

Japan's government to demand halt to online face mask auctions

The industry ministry will ask online auction companies to voluntarily stop listing face masks from their websites, amid supply shortages caused by the spread of COVID-19 infections, it was learned Thursday. Face masks have been in short supply mostly in urban areas, in part because ...

Rare 1770 portrait of teenage Mozart to be auctioned in Paris

Business Nov 13, 2019

Rare 1770 portrait of teenage Mozart to be auctioned in Paris

A rare portrait of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be sold by British auction house Christie's on Nov. 27 in Paris at an estimated price of between €800,000 and €1.2 million($882,000-$1.32 million). The artwork, one of four portraits painted during the composer's lifetime and ...