Miscellany

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    Govt suspends betel leaf export to KSA amid Saudi warning

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on October 09, 2018

    The government has temporarily suspended betel leaves export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest market for Bangladesh for the item, following a warning...

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    Lebanon wines bring villages back to life and emigrants home

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Lured by Lebanon’s winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb left a Paris consultancy job in 2010 and dug vines into the soil...

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    Wall St week ahead: transportation stocks’ bull run may slow

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The US transportation sector, which many see as a proxy indicator of the economy’s health, has retreated 3.1 per cent from its Sept 14 record,...

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    US advertising firms grapple with ‘Me Too’

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Some of corporate America’s dirty secrets were aired this week at a conference that overlapped the anniversary of the ‘Me Too’ movement and the contentious...

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    Japan cheesemakers fret over EU trade deal

    Agence France-Presse . Japan | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    It was three decades ago, but Kazuhiko Ochiai still remembers his first taste of cheese when he visited France, a palate pleaser that inspired the...

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    IMF gathers in quake-hit Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Bali | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels: The IMF holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light...

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    China further cuts banks’ reserve requirements as trade war imperils growth

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    China’s central bank on Sunday announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks must hold as reserves, stepping up moves to lower...

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    Afghanistan signs big mining deals

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Afghan officials have signed contracts for two major mining projects in northern Afghanistan, pushing ahead with plans to develop the country’s mineral reserves but drawing...

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    BIFFL green and PPP convention, expo end

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The 3-day BIFFL Green and PPP Convention and Expo 2018 ended in Dhaka at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Saturday and in Chottogram at GEC...

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    Govt to give Tk 80 crore in agriculture incentive

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The government will give seed and chemical fertiliser worth nearly Taka 80 crore among the country’s small and marginal farmers free of cost under the...

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