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Plastic goods exports see spurt on back of policy support

Plastic goods exports see spurt on back of policy support

Exports of plastic products have risen significantly in the current 2018–19 financial year compared to the previous fiscal year 2017–18, on…
Chinese consortium starts journey thru settlement of transaction

Chinese consortium starts journey thru settlement of transaction

The Chinese consortium of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) yesterday started its journey in Bangladesh as a strategic…

ADB unveils 1st scorecard to boost access to trade finance

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday launched the Trade Finance Scorecard – Regulation and Market Feedback, a new tool to address market gaps stemming from the unintended consequences of global measures to fight money-laundering and terrorism, reports BSS. “Preventing criminals and…

Remittance inflow up by $9.28cr in August

Bangladeshi expatriates sent home US$141.10 crore remittance in August, as the government had taken realistic steps to increase the flow of remittance, reports BSS. “The remittance inflow in August increased by $9.28 crore than the amount received in the previous month. In July, Bangladeshi expatriates…
Most Asian markets rise but investors keep wary eye on trade rows

Most Asian markets rise but investors keep wary eye on trade rows

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday following recent losses but investors moved cautiously as they await the latest developments in Donald Trump’s…
Should Africa be wary of Chinese debt?

Should Africa be wary of Chinese debt?

African countries have shown a healthy appetite for Chinese loans but some experts now worry that the continent is gorging on debt, and could soon choke,…

Australia keeps rates on hold at record low

Weak inflation, sluggish wage growth and high levels of household debt saw Australia’s central bank keep interest rates on hold at a record low yesterday, reports AFP from Sydney. The Reserve Bank of Australia slashed the cash rate from November 2011 to August 2016 to 1.50 per cent to boost the…
Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Stock markets closed yesterday of the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities, reports BSS. The broader DSEX index of…
Danske Bank shares plunge after fresh money laundering claims

Danske Bank shares plunge after fresh money laundering claims

Shares in Denmark’s largest lender Danske Bank plunged on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange yesterday, hit by fresh allegations of money laundering…

Australia mints its most valuable coin ever

Australia has minted a gold coin encrusted with rare pink diamonds worth Aus$2.48 million (US$1.8 million) to meet growing demand for high-end collectables from the ultra-rich, reports AFP from Sydney. The two-kilogramme treasure, which depicts a sailing ship, a gold prospector and boab trees found…

German car market surges

Registrations of new cars on German roads leaped 25 percent in August, official data showed yesterday, ahead of the introduction of new stricter EU emissions tests that will shut out some older models, reports AFP from Frankfurt Am Main. Some 316,405 cars were registered last month, up from 253,680…

IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation launches ‘Roots’

Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched ‘Roots’, a podcast created to disseminate the voice of rural workers in their own communities and in the world, a press statement said. From Peru to Niger, Belize or Nepal, each month…

Iran moving main oil export terminal out of Gulf

Iran is to move its main oil export terminal from the Gulf to the Oman Sea, President Hassan Rouhani announced yesterday, sparing its tankers from using the strategic Strait of Hormuz, reports AFP from Tehran. Rouhani said exports were already being shifted from the Khark Island terminal, deep in the…

Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free yesterday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the medial, reports AFP from Paris. In a column signed by the CEOs of around 20 agencies including…
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