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Mobile number portability 
likely to be delayed

Mobile number portability likely to be delayed

The launching of the much-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service may take some more time due to a delay in technology adoption by ICX operators,…
Stocks close marginally lower

Stocks close marginally lower

Stocks on the country two bourses–Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)– closed marginally lower yesterday, the first…

Google to invest $550m in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest more than half a billion dollars in China's second-largest e-commerce company JD.com as part of a move to expand retail services around the world, the companies said Monday, reports AFP from Beijing. The announcement comes as US giant is pushing Google Shopping, a platform allowing…

IGW Operators Forum president lauds Muhith for budget

The president of IGW (international gateway) Operators Forum has hailed Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith for the proposed budget he has presented recently that accommodated policy continuation. In a press statement issued yesterday, A K M Shamsuddoha, president of IGW Operators Forum, said “We…
300 green RMG factories under construction

300 green RMG factories under construction

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said nearly 300 green readymade garment (RMG) factories are under construction apart from existing 67 such factories…

May back in the breach as Brexit battles resume

The British government faces another nerve-rattling test this week as its flagship Brexit legislation is picked over once again by a restive parliament, reports AFP from London. The upper House of Lords, which wants to keep Britain close to the European Union after the UK leaves in March, will rake…
AT&T closes $85b merger with Time Warner

AT&T closes $85b merger with Time Warner

Wireless and broadband colossus AT&T on Thursday announced the close of its $85 billion merger with media-entertainment conglomerate Time Warner,…

Japan, SKorea ban Canadian wheat imports

The world's sixth largest wheat producer sought to reassure trading partners yesterday that genetically modified wheat plants discovered on an Alberta farm were few and posed no food safety risks, after Japan and South Korea halted Canadian wheat imports, reports AFP from Ottawa. Wheat sales contribute…
Malaysia power shift hits 
China infrastructure drive

Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive

Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects,…
Asian equities hit as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears

Asian equities hit as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears

Fresh fears of a trade war between the world's top two economies sent most Asian markets tumbling yesterday after the United States and China imposed…

France, Germany close to agreement on eurozone reform

Paris and Berlin are very close to an agreement on eurozone reform after months of divisions, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said, reports AFP from Paris. "An agreement is close at hand," Le Maire said on Twitter late Saturday after final negotiations on the subject with this German…
Bitcoin could ‘bring internet to a halt’: BIS

Bitcoin could ‘bring internet to a halt’: BIS

The Bank for International Settlements in a report warned digital currencies like bitcoin could overwhelm and break the internet if they continue to grow,…

Singapore non-oil domestic exports grow by 15.5pc in May

Enterprise Singapore, a government agency that champions enterprise development, announced on Monday Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew 15.5 per cent year on year in May, reports Xinhua. Singapore saw the NODX decline by a revised 3.1 per cent year on year in March and rebound by…

Over 1.5m Russians sign petition against pension age hike

A Russian government proposal to hike the state pension age to 63 for women and 65 for men had as of Monday seen more than 1.5 million people sign a petition against the move, reports AFP from Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed the highly controversial move, which would be the first…
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