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    How Trump split Mexico, Canada in NAFTA talks

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 03:11am on September 26, 2018

    A day after winning the Mexican presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took a congratulatory call from US president Donald Trump. But Trump had something more important on his mind: Would Mexico’s new president consider a bilateral trade deal?...

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    Trade nerves, bond yields and $80 oil buffet stocks

    Reuters . London | Updated at 03:10am on September 26, 2018

    World stocks struggled to make headway on Tuesday after another round of US-China tariffs kicked in and investors’ nerves were frayed by rising expectations of central bank rate hikes and oil prices near four-year highs....

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    Full-blown trade war to cost jobs, stability: WTO

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 03:08am on September 26, 2018

    A full-blown trade war would have serious effects on global economic growth and there would be no winners of such a scenario, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, said on Tuesday....

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    H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

    Reuters . Stockholm | Updated at 03:07am on September 26, 2018

    Step into one of the more than 4,300 H&M budget fashion stores around the world and you often know what to expect: clothes racks crammed with tops, trousers and skirts in a spartan and sometimes cluttered environment....

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    Trump, Brexit hit German growth, xenophobia also a threat

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 03:04am on September 26, 2018

    Germany’s BDI industry association on Tuesday lowered its 2018 growth forecast and warned of a potential downturn, citing weaker demand for German exports due to US trade policy and Brexit, as well a threat to the economy from xenophobia at home....

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    China says US putting ‘knife to its neck’, hard to proceed on trade

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 03:03am on September 26, 2018

    A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting ‘a knife to China’s neck’, a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other’s goods....

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    Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit

    Reuters | Updated at 03:01am on September 26, 2018

    Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move....

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    StanChart to stop financing new coal-fired power stations

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 03:00am on September 26, 2018

    Standard Chartered said on Tuesday it will stop financing new coal-fired powered stations, joining the growing ranks of lenders and financiers ending support for the dirtiest fossil fuel amid rising concerns about climate change....

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    HC stays BTRC order on Bangla Phone’s licence cancellation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:59am on September 26, 2018

    The High Court on Tuesday stayed a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s order that cancelled the licence granted to Bangla Phone Limited for providing internet service....

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    Stocks gain after 3-day fall on facelift efforts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:58am on September 26, 2018

    Dhaka stocks gained on Tuesday, snapping a three-day fall amid a decreased turnover as a section of institutional investors went for buying safe-haven shares to improve the market situation, market operators said....