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    Japan economy shrinks in Q3 as natural disasters hit

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Japan’s economy shrank in the three months to September, official data showed Wednesday, after a string of natural disasters hit consumer spending and exports, and China’s slowing economy cast a shadow....

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    Dhaka stocks drop on political confrontations

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Dhaka stocks dipped on Wednesday as a section of investors offloaded their holdings amid political worries following a brawl between the police and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and activities in capital Dhaka on the day....

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    Incomparable $50m pink diamond smashes record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind....

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    Govt interventions behind large loans rescheduling

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank director Aftab ul Islam, also former president of American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh, on Tuesday said that the country’s financial health was very bad as the large-scale bank loans were being scheduled and rescheduled because of government interventions....

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    Muhith says all parties’ participation in polls good for economy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday ruled out any adverse impact on the county’s stock market and economy as all major political parties are expected to participate in the forthcoming general election....

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    After conquering world, smartphone faces uncertain future

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade?....

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    Record Tk 218.43cr collected on first day of tax fair

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    National Board of Revenue on Tuesday received a record Tk 218.43 crore in income tax from 46,401 taxpayers at the different income tax fair venues across the country....

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    Stocks gain slightly on institutional buying

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Dhaka stocks gained marginally on Tuesday as a section of investors, especially the institutional ones, were active to keep the market stable....

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    No of taxpayers should be 4 crore: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Tuesday said that the number of income taxpayers should be at least 4 crore in the country so that the government could expand its services for citizens....

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    Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    The completion of the world’s largest trade deal — backed by Beijing and excluding the United States — has been pushed back to next year, Chinese premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday, after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit....

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