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    China paper warns it won’t play defence on trade as Trump lauds tariffs

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as US president Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday....

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    UK economy will shrink without Brexit deal, IMF warns

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Britain’s economy will shrink if it leaves the European Union without a Brexit deal and it will suffer some damage whatever terms it agrees, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, challenging the promises of some Brexit supporters....

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    Top 10 Unilever shareholder may vote against plan to go Dutch

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:10am on September 18, 2018

    Unilever shareholder Lindsell Train is likely to use at least some of its shares to vote against the company’s planned move to the Netherlands, which will cost the consumer goods giant its spot in the benchmark FTSE index....

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    2 participants in TYF to represent Bangladesh in Norway

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Two participants have won the opportunity to represent Bangladesh at the Telenor Youth Forum, 2018 to be held at Oslo in Norway....

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    India to merge 3 state-owned banks to tackle sour debt

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    India plans to merge three state-run banks, Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank, the financial services secretary said on Monday, as part of efforts to clean up the country’s banking system....

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    Nizami gets 2-yr contract extension as BSEC commissioner

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    The government has extended the contract of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission commissioner Helal Uddin Nizami by two more years....

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    Stocks’ plunge continues as political tensions weigh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Dhaka stocks dropped on Monday, stretching the losing streak to the fourth consecutive session, amid a decline in the turnover as investors continued offloading shares amid political worries ahead of the national election....

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    Thailand keen to invest in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Thailand entrepreneurs expressed their interest to invest in the potential sectors of Bangladesh as its government has a political will to ensure trade and investment-friendly environment in the country....

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    Suspension of trading of 3 cos extended by 15 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has extended the suspension period of trading of the shares of three companies — Monno Jute Stafflers, BD Autocars and Legacy Footwear — by 15 days....

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    Robi disposes of Edotco’s shares

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    Mobile phone operator Robi Axiata Limited has transferred from its possession 20 per cent of shares of Edotco Bangladesh, a telecommunications infrastructure services company, to Edotco Group....

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