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  • UK deeply saddened over Dhaka fire
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  • Provide proper treatment to Chawkbazar fire victims: PM
  • probe body formed over Chawkbazar fire
  • Death toll jumps to 81 in Chawkbazar fire
Bangladesh to sign SOP with Bhutan

Bangladesh to sign SOP with Bhutan

Bangladesh is going to sign a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with Bhutan for promoting bilateral trade and day to day commercial operation of vessels…
Guidelines on SMP to be implemented soon

Guidelines on SMP to be implemented soon

Bangladesh Telecommuni-cation Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Md Jahirul Haque said the guidelines on significant market power (SMP) will be implemented…
Signs of progress in US-China talks

Signs of progress in US-China talks

Though markets are on edge and the arrest of a top Chinese executive threatened to spark a crisis, there are signs the US-China trade war can be resolved…

Frenzy as cash rains down on Hong Kong neighbourhood

A hail of banknotes rained down onto the streets of a working-class neighbourhood in Hong Kong, sending bystanders into a frenzy — but the man who claimed to be behind the stunt was arrested yesterday. Bills worth thousands of Hong Kong dollars were seen fluttering to the ground from the top of…

Germany to tighten rules on foreign takeovers

Germany plans to toughen rules on non-EU share purchases and acquisitions of its strategic companies, a report said on Sunday, amid growing disquiet about takeovers by Chinese firms. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet plans to approve the law change on Wednesday and send it to parliament, the Handelsblatt…
5G, a revolution not without risks

5G, a revolution not without risks

The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has…
The three key outcomes of Katowice climate summit

The three key outcomes of Katowice climate summit

In UN climate talks ending Saturday in Katowice, Poland delivered a milestone rule book for the Paris climate treaty, but failed to dial up national efforts…
Shenzhen, China’s reform pioneer, 
leads tech revolution

Shenzhen, China’s reform pioneer, leads tech revolution

 The southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by China 40 years ago: former fishing villages that morphed into…

US Fed to hike again but hints at pause in 2019

The US Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in the coming week but policymakers have begun to signal they may take it a bit slower in 2019. Waning growth, a trade war, tame inflation and an increasingly scary geopolitical scene mean the central bank could make clear they plan to slow or…
Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed yesterday,…
Oil prices drop due to weak stock market, fear of slow economic growth

Oil prices drop due to weak stock market, fear of slow economic growth

Oil prices decreased during the week ending December 14 amid weak world stock market and the fear of slow global economic growth. The price of West Texas…

India court allows controversial plant Vedanta to reopen

An Indian copper smelter at the centre of a police shooting that left 13 protesters dead has been granted permission to reopen by the country's environmental court. The Sterlite plant, owned by British mining giant Vedanta Resources, was closed after the bloody police crackdown in May on protesters…

Boeing Zhoushan project in China delivers first airplane

Boeing Zhoushan 737 Completion and Delivery Center in east China’s Zhejiang Province delivered its first plane of the 737 family to Air China on Saturday. The delivery marked the U.S. aerospace giant and its Chinese partner Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC) put into operation…

Report aims at untapped workforce for Israel growing high-tech sector

The growth of Israel’s powerful high-tech sector is not being matched by adequate increases in employee numbers, a report said yesterday, with recruitment of more women, and Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jewish men needed. Israel’s high-tech sector—an industry that has earned it the nickname…

Trump hails Apple plans for new Texas campus

US President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Friday after the tech giant unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas that is expected to create thousands of jobs outside its Silicon Valley base. "Thank you to @tim_cook for agreeing to expand operations in the U.S. and thereby creating…
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