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    Bug business: cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

    Reuters . China | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal....

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    Stocks drop for 3rd day as electioneering begins

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Dhaka stocks dipped for the third session on Monday as surging defaulted loans in the country’s banking sector dampened the mood of investors who also remained watchful ahead of the December 30 national election....

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    Kader re-elected president of BGAPMEA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Md Abdul Kader Khan, managing director of Khan Accessories & Packaging Company Ltd, has been reelected president of Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association for the next two years....

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    Japan economy shrinks most in 4yrs

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    The Japanese economy contracted the most in over four years in the third quarter as companies slashed spending, threatening to chill the investment outlook in 2019 as the export-reliant nation grapples with slowing global growth and trade frictions....

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    US says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Unless US-China trade talks wrap up successfully by March 1, new tariffs will be imposed, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a ‘hard deadline’ after a week of seeming confusion among president Donald Trump and his advisers....

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    IHG re-enters B’desh opening InterContinental Dhaka

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of InterContinental Dhaka in partnership with Bangladesh Services Limited, said a press release on Monday....

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    India cenbank governor resigns amid RBI-govt tussle

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel resigned for ‘personal reasons’ on Monday, a decision analysts linked to intense pressure on the central bank from the government to ease regulatory curbs....

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    Stock selloff snowballs on fresh fears for world growth

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Losses on global stocks snowballed on Monday, with European markets following Asian peers lower as fresh signs emerged of slowing growth worldwide and fears grew that simmering US-China tensions would torpedo chances of a trade deal....

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    Ghosn formally charged for financial misconduct, Nissan also indicted

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Tokyo prosecutors officially charged ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday for under-reporting his income and extended his detention on suspicion of additional financial misconduct....

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    Bangladesh sees rise in export earnings

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:14pm on December 10, 2018

    Bangladesh has earned $1707.37 crore in the first five months (July-November) of the ongoing fiscal year which is 12.07 per cent higher than the target...

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