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    Pakistan prepares new budget amid balance of payments squeeze

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Pakistani finance minister Asad Umar is due to announce a package of measures to shore up strained public finances in a ‘mini budget’ on Wednesday...

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    Surging labour market boosts UK economy ahead of Brexit

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    British workers saw their pay grow at the fastest pace in over 10 years and employment jumped much more than expected in the three months...

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    China’s growth slowed by service, farm sectors, despite construction rebound

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Weakness in the service and farm sectors slowed China’s economic growth in the fourth quarter, despite a strong pickup in construction activity, official data showed...

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    NBR frames integrated disposal procedures

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has issued a permanent order regarding disposal procedures of unreleased items from ports and smuggled products seized by the government agencies...

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    IMEI database to be inaugurated today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    International mobile equipment identity (IMEI) database will be inaugurated today with a view to facilitating customers checking legality of mobile handsets before purchasing.Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory...

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    China’s 2018 growth slows to 28-year low

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    China’s economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising US tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly...

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    BIAA gets new board of directors

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Rafiqul Islam Masum has been elected president of Bangladesh Indenting Agents’ Association while Md Nuruzzaman and AKM Azad were elected as senior vice-president and vice-president...

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    IMF cuts global growth outlook, cites trade war and weak Europe

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    The International Monetary Fund on Monday cut its world economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020, due to weakness in Europe and some emerging markets,...

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    Global FDI skids 19pc on Trump tax reform, may rebound in 2019: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell 19 per cent last year to an estimated $1.2 trillion, largely caused by US president Donald Trump’s tax reforms,...

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    UK households gloomy for 2019

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    British households’ hopes for their finances over the year ahead remain near a five-year low, due to growing concern about job security ahead of Brexit,...

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