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    APEC fails to live up to its name amid US-China acrimony

    Reuters . Port Moresby | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    The C in APEC stands for Cooperation. But when the two biggest members are fighting a trade war and using the forum to attack each other’s policies, it was always going to be hard work delivering on that....

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    Alliance brands may run individual safety audit in RMG units

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    North American buyers would run individual safety audits at Bangladesh readymade garment factories from which they procure RMG products after the expiry of the tenure of the buyers’ platform, Alliance, with a view to maintaining the safety standards set by it....

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    GP likely to face additional obligations as SMP

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone is likely to face a set of fresh regulations in operating its business in the country as the entity would be declared significant market power (SMP) under newly enacted BTRC regulations, sources said....

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    RBI board meets amid row with govt

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    A Reserve Bank of India board meeting began on Monday with investors waiting to see if central bank and government policymakers could bridge differences over several key issues....

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    Leathertech Bangladesh begins on Thursday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    A three-day tradeshow, Leathertech Bangladesh, will begin in capital Dhaka on Thursday with the aim of bringing global technology to the doorsteps of the local industry....

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    Oil rises for a 4th-day, buoyed by OPEC supply plans

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Oil rose for a fourth session in a row on Monday, buoyed by the prospect that top exporter Saudi Arabia will push OPEC and maybe Russia to cut supply towards the end of this year....

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    China expands ban on waste imports

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    China will expand its ban on imports of solid waste, local media reported Monday, almost a year after its first curbs caused havoc in countries that sent their rubbish to the Asian giant....

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    In Dubai, US sanctions pressure historic business ties with Iran

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:41pm on November 19, 2018

    With its Persian restaurants and shop signs in Farsi, Murshid Bazaar, a dense maze of alleys in Dubai’s old quarter, has for decades been a centre for small-scale trade with Iran....

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    Global stocks push higher

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    World shares started the week on the front foot on Monday, amid conflicting signals of a potential truce in the China-US trade dispute, while the Federal Reserve’s new-found concerns over the global economy sapped the dollar....

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    Macedonia should seize new EU prospect to reform, raise growth: IMF

    Reuters . Sarajevo | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    Macedonia should seize on the prospect of faster EU integration to push ahead with reforms that will enable stronger economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday....

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