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    Social auditors protect brands, not RMG workers: report

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Global social audit firms in the readymade garment sector have been protecting the profit and reputation of brands but failed to protect workers’ safety and improving their...

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    ADP execution slightly rises in July-Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Implementation of the annual development programme inched up to 4.48 per cent in two months (July-August) of the current fiscal year 2019-2020 against 3.49 per cent in the same period of...

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    Stocks dip to 33-month low despite Kamal’s meeting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped on Tuesday, hitting the key index a nearly 33-month low as investors found no immediate solution to the current market turmoil in the finance minister’s meeting in...

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    Onion price will come down soon: commerce secy

    Bangladesh Sangstha Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    The onion price will come down to a tolerable level soon as the government is strictly monitoring the price after its sharp rise in last three days in the city markets. ‘Actually, the country has substantial stock of...

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    Apple says $14b EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

    Reuters . Luxembourg | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    The European Union’s order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes to Ireland ‘defies reality and common sense,’ the US company said on Tuesday, as it launched a legal...

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    China Inc holds breath as Beijing eyes smog-free skies for National Day

    Reuters . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    When the sun comes up in Beijing on October 1, the Chinese government will aim to celebrate its 70th birthday under a brilliant blue sky - and factory bosses hope they can get through it...

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    Spooked by Modi’s plastics ban, India Inc seeks clarity, exemptions

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:01am on September 18, 2019

    Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government’s planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to...

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    Details on car tariffs fuzzy as US, Japan head for trade deal

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:04am on September 18, 2019

    US president Donald Trump has said Washington and Tokyo have reached an initial trade deal that he and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe are expected to sign in New York later...

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