Miscellany

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    EU states wary of losing fishing rights in Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Some EU member states have concerns about the draft Brexit deal, particularly about access to fishing in British waters, but there is little appetite in...

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    ECB sees ‘no reason’ for eurozone slowdown

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said Friday he saw ‘no reason’ why growth in the eurozone should wither, minimising a sharp slowdown in the...

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    May fights rebellion over Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future.After a tumultuous Thursday in which ministers resigned...

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    US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales, youth use surges

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 per cent single-year surge in vaping among young people,...

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    US economy looks solid but worries lurk in the details

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    The US economy is producing solid statistics showing it remains in prime health, but a closer look at reports released Thursday revealed less rosy details.A...

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    BIFFL eyes vision 2021 achievement: Formanul

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited is working relentlessly to supplement government’s vision of achieving middle income status of the country by 2021, says its executive...

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    Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns amid flagging sales and model controversy

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The CEO of American clothing and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has resigned amid flagging sales and controversy around a lack of diversity at the line’s...

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    Amazon rules, Walmart gains in e-commerce: study

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Amazon is still the dominant player in US e-commerce, but Walmart is seeing strong gains and is poised to become the number three online retailer,...

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    Waste not: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.Instead it could be a key...

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    Scores protest against new Amazon HQ in Queens, NY

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Around 100 people on Wednesday protested against Amazon’s impending arrival in New York’s borough of Queens, condemning $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives, and...

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