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Foreign pavilions in Dhaka trade fair draw big crowd

Foreign pavilions in Dhaka trade fair draw big crowd

Foreign pavilions are operated in full swing in the ongoing Dhaka International Trade Fair, drawing the attention of the local crowds by displaying their…
Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against…

Bangladesh plans to export power to Nepal

The government will soon initiate a process to export surplus electricity to neighbouring country Nepal in the winter when Bangladesh sees a drop in domestic consumption. According to official sources at the Power Ministry, the electricity export to Nepal will take place under the cross-border power…

Argentine recession hampers Macri’s re-election bid

Following a painful 2018 that left Argentina in recession and forced into unpopular austerity measures, President Mauricio Macri faces an uphill battle in his bid for re-election in October. But while the statistics from his "annus horribilis" make grim reading -- inflation initially calculated…
In Saudi weddings, small is the new beautiful

In Saudi weddings, small is the new beautiful

It was a Saudi wedding like any other—clutching a decorative sword, the groom bobbed and swayed in a traditional dance. But there was one striking…

Zimbabwe’s president hikes fuel prices to tackle shortages

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced an sharp increase in fuel prices in a measure to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst petrol shortages in a decade. After years in international isolation, Zimbabwe's economy has been on a downturn for more than a decade…

ADB provides $200m to upgrade rural road network

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Bangladesh yesterday signed agreements for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh. Monowar Ahmed, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Manmohan Parkash, Country Director, ADB, signed the agreements on…
Agreement to be signing  
with US based firm today

Agreement to be signing with US based firm today

The government is set to sign an agreement with US based company for procuring 40 broad gauge (BG) locomotives aimed at ensuring railway service as public…

Cathay Pacific makes second first class blunder in two weeks

For a lucky few, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, a Cathay Pacific snafu offering premium tickets at a fraction of their value, for the second time in less than two weeks. On its website Sunday morning, Cathay was offering first-class flights from Lisbon to Hong Kong—via a connecting…

Kenyan interbank rate hits 8-year low

The rate at which Kenyan banks borrow money from each other fell to an eight-year low this week as liquidity surged in the money market. The interbank rate declined by 3.08 per cent to 1.71 per cent down from 4.79 at the end of last week, the Central Bank says in its weekly brief on Saturday. The last…

Stocks open week up

Stocks opened week up with all indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges were found rising trend on higher activities of some large-cap securities. The rising major sectors were textile and insurance. A total of 181 securities of the large-cap group moved up on higher activities. The broader…

US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

The US government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world’s largest economy with each passing day, economists say. While most of the 21 “lapses” in government spending since 1976 left barely a scratch on economic growth, the…

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