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    Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing ‘grey list’

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    A global finance watchdog kept Pakistan off its terrorism financing blacklist on Friday but warned Islamabad it only had until February to improve or face international action...

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    IMF avoids clash with US, delays shareholding changes to 2023

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

    The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that its 189 member countries agreed to maintain the IMF’s $1 trillion in total lending resources while delaying changes to its...

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    Negative interest rates: bankers at the IMF meeting weigh in

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

    One of the hot topics of discussion at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting was negative interest rates, which have been utilised by central banks in the euro zone and Japan to...

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    EU, China, others, team up to coordinate ‘green’ investment financing

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

    The European Union, China, India and several other countries teamed up on Friday to coordinate rules and standards for trillions of dollars of private and public ‘green’ investment needed...

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    Huawei in early talks with US firms to licence 5G platform

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

    Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei was in early-stage talks with some US telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive...

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    Trading tires: how West fuels waste crisis in Asia

    Reuters . Nabipur, India/ Kulai, Malaysia | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    When night falls in the Indian village of Nabipur, the backyard furnaces come to life, burning waste tires from the West, making the air thick with acrid smoke and the soil black with...

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    Boeing pilots’ messages on 737 MAX safety raise new questions

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

    A Boeing Co senior pilot said that he might have unintentionally misled regulators, in a series of internal messages from 2016 that became public Friday, plunging the world’s largest airplane...

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    FTA being prioritised for trade expansion: minister

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    Commerce minister Tipu Munshi said on Saturday that the government was giving the highest priority to free trade agreement for expansion of the country’s trade and export. ‘We need FTA considering the necessity of the...

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    Good governance stressed for disciplined financial market

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

    Businesses have urged for ensuring good governance for a disciplined financial market in the country. They observed that institutional weakness, weak governance, lack of due diligence in...

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    Stocks fall for 3rd week as investors see no hope

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    Dhaka stocks kept dropping in the past week, extending the losing streak to the third week, as shaky investors continued selling shares to avoid further losses. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange...

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