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Vermicompost gains popularity

Vermicompost gains popularity

RAJSHAHI: Vermicomposting has started gaining popularity in the region including its vast Barind tract as many farmers are showing interest towards setting…
Railway to lay 575km optical fiber in 16 districts

Railway to lay 575km optical fiber in 16 districts

With the aim of establishing a combined and uniform rail telecommunication system, Bangladesh Railway (BR) has launched a development project to lay 575…

China threatens new tariffs on $60b worth of US goods

Beijing warned yesterday was prepared to impose new tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods if Washington ups the ante in the escalating US-China trade war, reports AFP from Beijing. The commerce ministry issued a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulled the trigger on…

Sri Lanka secures $1b Chinese loan

Sri Lanka’s central bank yesterday announced it had secured a $1 billion Chinese loan as the island, a key link in Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, develops closer relations with Asia’s largest economy, reports AFP from Colombo. Central bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy…

Germany cuts taxes on electric company cars

 The German government will grant tax relief for electric or hybrid company cars, as the cabinet decided on a large scale subsidy on Wednesday, reports Xinhua from Berlin. In the past, employees who drive company cars privately had to file a monetary benefit of 1 percent of the car's official…
Asian markets swing after bruising week with trade centre stage

Asian markets swing after bruising week with trade centre stage

Asian equities were mixed yestrerday after another painful week as fears of an all-out trade war between Beijing and Washington keep investors on edge,…
China loses spot as world’s No 2 stock market: Bloomberg

China loses spot as world’s No 2 stock market: Bloomberg

China’s stock market has been overtaken as the world’s second-biggest by Japan’s, having been swiped this year by the threat of a trade…
The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can't

The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can't

Something unusual is happening on farms in the small Central American nation of El Salvador. Many fields, mainly of sugar cane, are now being tended by…

Huawei eyes smartphone summit after passing Apple

China’s Huawei yesterday said it could replace Samsung as the world’s top smartphone maker by late next year, just days after data showed it surpassed Apple for the number-two spo despite being essentially barred from the key US market, reports AFP from Shanghai. The chief of Huawei’s…
Siemens shares nosedive on overhaul plan, energy woes

Siemens shares nosedive on overhaul plan, energy woes

Shares in Siemens plummeted Thursday after falling demand for gas turbines weighed on quarterly earnings, and the German conglomerate announced a major…

Toyota posts record first quarter net profit

Japanese car giant Toyota yesterday posted a record first-quarter net profit but warned that threatened US sanctions on the auto sector could have a “very big” impact on earnings, reports AFP from Tokyo. The firm added that ongoing trade frictions between the US and China, as well as Washington’s…

No-deal Brexit risk ‘uncomfortably high’ : Carney

The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is "uncomfortably high" and "highly undesirable", Bank of England governor Mark Carney has told the BBC, reports BBC. Mr Carney said the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal was "a relatively unlikely possibility, but it is a possibility".…

Bank of England hikes interest rates to 0.75 per cent

The Bank of England hiked interest rates Thursday by a quarter-point to 0.75 per cent to help tame high inflation, and upgraded its 2019 economic growth forecast despite Brexit fears, reports AFP from London. The British central bank's nine-member monetary policy committee voted unanimously to raise…

Apple, other tech giants sweep top 5 in stock value

Apple became the first private company to exceed $1 trillion in market capitalization Thursday, two days after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings, reports AFP from New York. Here is a look at the world’s five biggest companies by stock market value. Apple, Cupertino, California…
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