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    Brexit, trade tensions weigh on German economy

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 03:30am on October 26, 2018

    German business morale deteriorated slightly more than expected in October as rising trade tensions and the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal dampened confidence....

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    Saudis trumpet $56b deals as confce ends amid partial boycott

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 03:25am on October 26, 2018

    Saudi Arabia said it signed $56 billion of deals at an investment conference this week and expected the United States to remain a key business partner despite a partial boycott of the event over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.....

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    Imran, in search of loans, to visit China next

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 03:19am on October 26, 2018

    New Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan will visit China next week and meet president Xi Jinping, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, on a trip seen as vital to Islamabad’s efforts to obtain fresh loans to prop up the economy....

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    Smartphones emerge as bright spot for Indian manufacturing

    Reuters . Noida | Updated at 03:17am on October 26, 2018

    Smartphone-maker Lava is a small player in India’s booming mobile communications industry, but it has become a poster child for prime minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious effort to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing....

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    Import payments for fuel oils jump 105pc in Jul-Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    The country’s import payments for fuel oils soared by 105.07 per cent in the first two months (July-August) of the current financial year (2018-19) compared with that in the same period of FY 2017-18...

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    Banks asked to transfer employees every 3yrs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    Banks will have to transfer all their employees including branch managers of all branches including the main branch in every three years...

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    Telcos add 49 lakh users in Q3 after dismal Q2

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    The number of active mobile phone subscribers in the country increased by 48.65 lakh in the July-September period this year after a dismal growth in the April-June quarter with leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone attaining highest number of customers among the operators in the period...

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    India rice export prices dive

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    Rice export prices in top producer India fell this week to their lowest in 21 months, pressured by tepid demand and an expected bumper crop, while hopes of deals with Philippines propped up rates in Vietnam...

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    Runner Auto signs deal with Pathao over Runner motorcycle sales

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    Runner Automobiles Ltd and mobile app-based ride sharing company Pathao Limited on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding over sales of Runner brand motorcycles to customers interested to share rides using Pathao app...

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    Stocks gain for 3rd day on regulator’s move

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    Dhaka stocks on Thursday extended gain to the third consecutive session despite a fall in the share prices of most of the traded scrips, as a section of investors, encouraged by a BSEC market stabilising move, continued buying shares...

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