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    Amazon’s ‘collaborative’ robots offer peek into the future

    Agence France-Presse .New York | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars — but instead of colliding, they’re following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon....

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    BSEC okays Sea Pearl Hotel’s Tk 15cr IPO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has approved Sea Pearl Beach Resort and Spa Limited’s proposal to raise Tk 15 crore from the capital market through initial public offering....

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    In sharp U-turn, monetary policy easing back in play across Asia

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    A slowing global economy and increasing strain on businesses from a year-long Sino-US trade war are tilting central banks from Japan to Australia toward monetary easing in a remarkable 180 degree turn....

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    US debt hits record under Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    More massive than the US economy, the national debt hit a new record of $22 trillion under president Donald Trump but Republicans who traditionally rail against debt and deficits have remained mum....

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    UK superstores battle to secure stocks as chaotic Brexit looms

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    Britons could face shortages of fresh food, price rises and less variety if the country leaves the European Union next month without agreeing on trade...

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    Huawei founder says will not share data with China

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder and chief executive pledged not to share any customer information with the Chinese government and said the company had never...

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    Sabbir joins as retail banking head of SCB

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    Sabbir Ahmed has been appointed as retail banking head of Standard Chartered Bangladesh recently, said a press release.Prior to his joining, he was the country...

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    Honda to close UK car plant as Brexit looms

    Reuters . London/Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    Honda will close its only British car plant in 2021 with the loss of up to 3,500 jobs, a major departure of Japanese investment announced...

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    India exempts small firms from angel tax to promote business

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    India eased taxes for some new businesses on Tuesday, bowing to pressure to exempt them from an ‘angel tax’ on funds they have raised, in...

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    WTO’s global merchandise trade indicator hits 9-yr low

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for...

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