Miscellany

  • Images

    Dubai announces record tourism arrivals in 2019

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2020

    Dubai welcomed a record 16.73 million tourists in 2019, an improvement over the previous two years driven by soaring Chinese, Russian and Omani visitor numbers....

  • Images

    Davos financiers pump $1.4t into fossil fuels: Greenpeace

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    Some of the world’s biggest banks, insurers and pension funds have collectively invested $1.4 trillion in fossil fuel companies since the Paris climate deal, Greenpeace...

  • Images

    Global resource consumption tops 100b tonnes a year

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw...

  • Images

    Insurers must put premium calculator on web sites

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:39pm on January 21, 2020

    The Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority on Tuesday asked all insurance companies to put a link of a calculator on their web sites so that...

  • Images

    Govt admits rejection of TU reg application high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The government has finalised its response to the complaints made by worker delegates of some countries against Bangladesh about non-observance of International Labour Organisation conventions,...

  • Images

    Govt to miss 3-crore job creation target: CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2020

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Tuesday said that the government would miss its target of creating 3 crore jobs in the country by 2030...

  • Images

    Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism: survey

    Associated Press . Davos | Updated at 02:03am on January 21, 2020

    Rising income inequality is undermining confidence in capitalism around the world, according to a survey conducted by public relations firm Edelman ahead of the gathering...

  • Images

    Int’l tourism growth slows in 2019: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:39am on January 21, 2020

    The rise in the number of international tourist arrivals slowed to 4.0 per cent in 2019, its slowest rate since 2016 due to a cooling...

  • Images

    At 50, Davos ‘matures’ beyond corporate ‘speed dating’

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:37am on January 21, 2020

    Like others approaching middle age, the World Economic Forum turns 50 insisting it has matured, that it has moved on from hard partying and wants...

  • Images

    Sharp India economic slowdown creating drag worldwide: IMF

    Agenece France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:35am on January 21, 2020

    Improving US-China trade tensions have eased uncertainty and the world economy may have hit bottom but a sharp slowdown in India is creating a drag...

Advertisement

images