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  • No change in post of AL president in next council: Quader
  • India vet rape and murder: Police shoot dead 4 suspects
  • Nation divided on Hyderabad encounter
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  • Modi, Pranab, Sonia likely to attend Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations, says Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen
Onion and sugar prices spurt in kitchen markets

Onion and sugar prices spurt in kitchen markets

Even though the supply and production of hilsa are currently good, the price of the fish variety has not come down to the expected level in the capital’s…

Aamartaka app provides one-stop solution for banking services

With Bangladesh becoming a developing country, consumerism—driven by lucrative offerings from banks and non-banking financial organizations (NBFI)—is expected to soar in the coming years. Banking on this prospect, a start-up has developed its flagship software “Aamartaka”, which…

Billionaire Republican donor David Koch dies

Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79. He had been suffering from cancer. The former majority owner of Koch Industries was ranked by Forbes below brother Charles as the 11th richest person in the world. Together they had a huge influence on the conservative…

Digital commerce policy revised to attract FDI

The government has taken the initiative to make changes in the digital commerce policy, following objections from foreign e-commerce ventures. The gazette notification, issued by the commerce ministry on January 31, has barred the holding of majority stake by foreign firms in e-commerce ventures in…

Overstock CEO resigns over relationship with Russian ‘spy’

The chief executive of the e-commerce firm Overstock.com stepped down on Thursday over his relationship with an alleged Russian intelligence operative jailed for meddling in US politics. Patrick Byrne only recently admitted that he had a close relationship with Maria Butina for three years, during the…
Asian stocks mostly up ahead of 
much-anticipated Powell speech

Asian stocks mostly up ahead of much-anticipated Powell speech

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell, while the pound held the previous day’s rally fuelled…

Indian govt dampens hopes of economic stimulus

Indian markets fell yesterday after a top official dampened hopes of a stimulus package to support a misfiring economy and ease a liquidity crunch in Asia’s third-largest economy. India’s economic growth has slowed in the past three consecutive quarters, losing its status as the world’s…
Hasbro to buy ‘Peppa Pig’ owner for $4 billion

Hasbro to buy ‘Peppa Pig’ owner for $4 billion

US toymaker Hasbro announced Thursday that it is acquiring studio Entertainment One, which owns popular cartoon series “Peppa Pig” among other…
Ryanair rated ‘greedy and arrogant’ by customers

Ryanair rated ‘greedy and arrogant’ by customers

Ryanair has come bottom in an annual Which? (a magazine) survey rating the customer services of 100 popular UK brands. The budget airline achieved a customer…

Sri Lanka cuts rates as economy struggles after Easter attacks

Sri Lanka’s central bank cut its main lending rate yesterday for the second time in three months hoping to lift the economy as its struggles in the wake of the devastating Easter attacks that hit the key tourism sector. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said the rate at which it lent to commercial…

Ireland may withold EU-Mercosur trade deal

Ireland may vote to block a trade deal between the EU and South American nations if Brazil fails to curb record fires ravaging the Amazon, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said yesterday. “I am very concerned that this year has seen record levels of destruction of Amazonian forests by fire,”…
Bangladesh now plans 
large-scale meat export

Bangladesh now plans large-scale meat export

Once highly dependent on Indian cattle for meeting the huge demand of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha, Bangladesh is now planning a large-scale…

French winemakers jittery over Trump tariff threats ahead of G7

French winegrowers are on tenterhooks as they wait to see whether Donald Trump will follow through with his repeated threats to raise tariffs on French wine in retaliation for the new GAFA tax. As the leaders of the world’s richest countries gather for the G7 opening today, winegrowers in host…

Mexican economy registers zero growth in Q2

Mexico registered zero economic growth in the second quarter, according to revised data released yesterday, meaning that Latin America’s second-biggest economy dodged a recession even more narrowly than previously thought. “Gross domestic product (GDP)... registered no change in real terms…
Fed’s Powell addresses US economy’s direction in key speech

Fed’s Powell addresses US economy’s direction in key speech

Fed Chair Jerome Powell was poised to deliver a highly anticipated speech on the direction of the US economy yesterday amid daily brickbats from US President…

China to impose new tariffs on $75b of US imports

China announced yesterday it will hit US imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs as retaliation for Washington’s planned tariff hikes, further intensifying the pair’s bruising trade war. The punitive tariffs of 5 to 10 per cent will apply to 5,078 items from the US, starting September…

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