Trade & Commerce

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    Global shipping rates slump in latest sign of economic slowdown

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2019

    Freight rates for dry-bulk and container ships, carriers of most of the world’s raw materials and finished goods, have plunged over the last six months...

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    Global economy in real danger if US-China trade war escalates: poll

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2019

    A synchronised global economic slowdown is under way and any escalation in the US-China trade war would trigger a sharper downturn, according to Reuters polls...

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    Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world’s waterways, have teamed with...

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    India rice export prices rise, Vietnam slip before holiday

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Rice export prices rose in India, driven by higher procurement costs for local paddy even as demand was tepid, while rates for the Vietnamese variety...

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    Hyundai Motor suffers first net loss in 8yrs

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    South Korea’s Hyundai Motor surprised the market on Thursday by posting its first quarterly net loss in at least eight years as its vehicle sales...

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    Huawei eyes supremacy this year after record ’18 sales

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday said it could become the world’s biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the US market and as...

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    Japan keen to sign FTA

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Japan has evinced its keenness to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh aimed at boosting bilateral trade and commerce between the two friendly...

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    EU wants business climate improvement

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Head of delegation of European Union to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink on Thursday urged the Bangladesh government to remove obstacles to favourable business climate and said...

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    Dhaka int’l yarn, fabric show begins

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    The Dhaka International Yarn and Fabric Show-2019 began on Wednesday to showcase the latest and sophisticated yarn, fabrics, accessories and emerging technologies for textile and...

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    A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    As businessmen and bankers sip their morning coffee in a hotel lobby, admiring the Swiss Alps, a disturbing scene is unfolding in the car park...

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