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Dhaka proposes solar power grid, cruise among BIMSTEC nations

Dhaka proposes solar power grid, cruise among BIMSTEC nations

Bangladesh yesterday proposed introduction of solar power grid in the BIMSTEC countries and ‘BIMSTEC Cruise’ on their sea routes. “Prime…
Prices of essentials regain normalcy

Prices of essentials regain normalcy

With the Eid vacation over and people returning to capital Dhaka, the prices of essentials regained normalcy during the past week. Roaming around the…

Vodafone seals merger to become India’s biggest telecoms group

The Indian offshoot of Britain’s Vodafone yesterday completed a merger with Idea Cellular to become the country’s biggest mobile phone company with more than 400 million customers, reports AFP from New Delhi. The new $23 billion Vodafone Idea giant deposes Bharti Airtel—with its 350…

Voice assistants tool up in hope of a bright future

Some two years after stepping into the spotlight, voice assistants are learning new languages and connecting to ever-more devices around the home—but mass adoption and widespread ease with the new technology remain some way off, reports AFP from Berlin. Virtual assistants are artificial intelligence…

Decline of big German banks ‘a problem’, says Scholz

German Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz on Thursday said it was “a problem” that the country’s big banks had fallen behind their rivals on the global stage, depriving Germany’s export-oriented companies of strong local lending partners, reports AFP from Frankfurt Am Main. Big German…

Venezuela arrests 131 accused of economic sabotage

Venezuelan authorities have arrested 131 people accused of attempting to sabotage reforms implemented by President Nicolas Maduro to alleviate a crippling economic crisis, the attorney general said on Thursday, reports AFP from Caracas. Tarek William Saab said the arrests included “several managers…
US-Canada going to the wire in NAFTA talks

US-Canada going to the wire in NAFTA talks

Canada and the United States were set to go down to the wire yesterday to reach a deal overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, reports AFP…

Mexico lowers economic growth projection for two years

The Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico) rolled back its economic forecast for 2018 and 2019 on Wednesday. The monetary entity projected the country’s GDP growth of between 2.0 and 2.6 percent for this year, compared to the previous projection of 2.0 to 3.0 percent, reports Xinhua from Mexico City.…
British PM wraps up Africa tour with post-Brexit trade promises

British PM wraps up Africa tour with post-Brexit trade promises

British Prime Minister Theresa May ended a three-nation tour of Africa in Kenya on Thursday, promising post-Brexit trade continuity and hoping to strengthen…
Indian rupee touches record low as Asia markets tumble

Indian rupee touches record low as Asia markets tumble

Emerging market currencies sank in Asia yesterday, with the Indian rupee at a record low as dealers fear contagion from financial crises in Argentina…

US economy grew 4.2pc in 2nd quarter

The roaring growth of the US economy in the second quarter was even faster than first reported, with new numbers showing a bigger boost in corporate spending, the government reported Wednesday, reports AFP from Washington. The uptick in business spending in the April-June quarter was sure to comfort…
Argentina interest rate hiked 15pc to counter currency woes

Argentina interest rate hiked 15pc to counter currency woes

Argentina’s Central Bank hiked its benchmark interest rate from 45 to 60 percent on Thursday in a dramatic but fruitless bid to shore up the peso,…
Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion

Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion

Coca-Cola yesterday said it had agreed to buy international coffee chain Costa from its UK owner Whitbread, in a deal that gives the beverages behemoth…

Chinese airlines’ profit hit by fuel costs, weak yuan

China’s major airlines mostly saw their earnings battered in the first half of the year as a weaker Chinese yuan and higher fuel prices offset steadily rising passenger traffic, reports AFP from Shanghai. Net profit at China Eastern Airlines for January-June plunged 48 percent on-year to 2.3 billion…
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