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    Global brands fuel abuse of RMG workers in Bangladesh, other nations: HRW

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Global clothing brands’ business practices such as offering low prices and shorter manufacturing times are fuelling abuse of readymade garment workers in Bangladesh and other...

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    Bangladesh Bank may offer bailout to ailing NBFIs

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Bangladesh Bank is likely to formulate a bailout plan for up to eight non-bank financial institutions which have no capacity to return clients’ money.The central...

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    Nepal economy to grow by 6.81pc this fiscal year

    Xinhua . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Nepal’s economy is projected to grow by 6.81 per cent in the current fiscal year that concludes in mid-July, as the Himalayan country is witnessing...

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    Bangabandhu satellite to connect local TVs, ATMs

    Bangadesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Alongside providing feed to local television channels (TVs), Bangabandhu satellite-I (BS-I) is set to connect automated teller machines (ATM) to offer uninterrupted and secured banking...

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    Dhaka stocks extend record losing streak to 13th week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Dhaka stocks slumped last week, stretching the record losing streak to the 13th consecutive week, as investors were extremely worried about the market after the...

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    India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    India has raised its import duty on wheat to 40 per cent from 30 per cent, the government said late on Friday, as the world’s...

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    China’s Xi touts more than $64b in Belt and Road deals

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    President Xi Jinping on Saturday hailed deals worth more than $64 billion signed during China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) this week as he sought...

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    Trump says sees possibility of US-Japan trade deal by May

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    President Donald Trump said on Friday it is possible that the United States and Japan could reach a new bilateral trade deal by the time...

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    Commodity prices continue rising ahead of Ramadan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 27, 2019

    The prices of sugar, onions, potatoes, ginger and gram went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday ahead of Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims....

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    ICB seeks share buy-back system for listed cos

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:44pm on April 26, 2019

    State-run Investment Corporation of Bangladesh has suggested that the finance ministry should introduce share buy-back by companies whose shares are trading at prices below their...

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