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    Regulators worry as banks step back from international money transfers

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Banks are increasingly stepping back from helping one another with international money transfers due to tougher money laundering checks, dealing a blow to countries that rely on remittances and potentially driving some payments underground....

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    Dhaka stocks back to negative zone on political tensions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Dhaka stocks resumed fall in the past week, after a pause in the previous week, as investors went on share sales in cautious trading amid rising political tension ahead of the national elections....

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    NBR’s collection from tax fair tops Tk 1,500cr in 5 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    National Board of Revenue attracted huge crowed in the income tax fair venues on Saturday as taxpayers rushed to the venues during the weekend to pay taxes and file tax returns....

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    BTRC endorses plan to install real-time monitoring system

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decided to set up an integrated telecom monitoring system in its office for tightening of monitoring over mobile phone operators’ service quality and revenue-related data....

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    NBR scraps VAT on travel agents’ commission

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has exempted travel agents from payment of value-added tax on their commission earnings from sales of air tickets....

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    Bangladesh can reap benefits out of US-China trade war

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Experts and businesses on Saturday said that Bangladesh would be immensely benefited in the area of export, import and investment from the ongoing trade war between the US and China if the country (Bangladesh) could prepare itself without any delay to utilise the potential....

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    Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    President Donald Trump said Friday that China was ready to make a deal to defuse trade tensions, so he might not have to punish the country with more import tariffs....

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    US-China discord dominates APEC summit in PNG

    Reuters . Port Moresby | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting....

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    India govt wants committees to oversee RBI: report

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    India’s government is seeking to form panels to monitor functions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter, which could escalate tensions between the finance ministry and the bank....

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    Emerging markets: cheap, but not cheap enough yet

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    After taking a beating from a strong dollar this year, emerging markets are looking pretty cheap, and at some point in 2019 the sector will be back in favour, top money managers told Reuters this week....

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