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Vegetable prices soar in capital

Vegetable prices soar in capital

The price of onion has increased by Tk 5 per kilo in the kitchen markets in the city as compared to last week. This is for the second consecutive week…
Financial support sought from int’l agencies for SDGs

Financial support sought from int’l agencies for SDGs

Planning Minister MA Mannan has urged the development partners and international agencies to come up with financial and technical support to Bangladesh…
Jute harvesting goes on in Rajshahi division

Jute harvesting goes on in Rajshahi division

Harvesting of jute is progressing fast everywhere in all eight districts under Rajshahi division in the current season with a prediction of better yield.…

British retail sales up 3.8pc in June

British retail sales rose by 3.8 percent in June, compared with the same period of last year, according to figures released Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Data showed that the quantity bought in June rose by 3.8 percent year on year, with growth across all sectors except department…

US regional manufacturing improves in July: Survey

US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday reported improved regional manufacturing conditions in July. The diffusion index for current general activity more than recovered from its decline last month, increasing from 0.3 in June to 21.8 this month. The indexes for current shipments and new…
Oil prices drop amid demand worries

Oil prices drop amid demand worries

Oil prices finished with significant losses on Thursday, pressured by fears of waning fuel demand. The West Texas Intermediate for August delivery fell…
Asian markets rally on fresh hopes for steep Fed rate cut

Asian markets rally on fresh hopes for steep Fed rate cut

Asian markets rallied yesterday as comments from a top Federal Reserve official were pounced on by investors as indicating the central bank will unveil…
France to lead search for European candidate to head IMF

France to lead search for European candidate to head IMF

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday he will lead talks on finding a single European candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as head of…
Profit soars for Microsoft fueled by cloud, business services

Profit soars for Microsoft fueled by cloud, business services

Microsoft on Thursday posted quarterly earnings that trounced expectations, citing growth in partnerships with companies on technology and cloud computing…
Boeing to take $4.9b charge over grounded jet

Boeing to take $4.9b charge over grounded jet

Boeing said Thursday it is booking a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines that have canceled thousands of flights since the…
No-deal Brexit could cause £30b 
economic hit, says watchdog

No-deal Brexit could cause £30b economic hit, says watchdog

Public borrowing could double next year if there is a no-deal Brexit, the country's spending watchdog says. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)…

S Africa cuts interest rates to shore up weak economy

South Africa’s central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate for the first time since March 2018 as it sought to boost the contracting economy. The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) monetary policy committee “unanimously decided to reduce the repurchase rate by 25 basis points,”…

Kenya to launch Africa’s biggest wind farm

Kenya  was scheduled yesterday to inaugurate Africa’s biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project in a gusty stretch of remote wilderness that now provides nearly a fifth of its energy needs. The $680-million (600 million euro) project, a sprawling 365-turbine wind farm on the eastern shores…
Facebook’s Libra money a threat, 
far from ready: G7

Facebook’s Libra money a threat, far from ready: G7

A threat to the international financial system. Not ready to be implemented. A potentially shadowy mechanism that could be exploited by criminals. G7…

Outgoing RBS chief to lead National Australia Bank

National Australia Bank yesterday  announced veteran banker Ross McEwan would be its new chief executive, as the lender seeks to rebuild confidence after a scathing national inquiry. McEwan, a New Zealander, resigned as head of the Royal Bank of Scotland in April. He had held the top job at RBS…
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