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    G20 has put up ‘historically high levels’ of trade barriers: WTO

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    G20 economies slapped on 28 new barriers between mid-May and mid-October covering trade worth an estimated $460.4 billion, mainly via tariff increases and import bans, the...

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    Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

    Reuters . Nagoya, Japan | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the...

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    Farm loan release rises by 34.53pc in Oct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    Farm loan disbursement by banks increased for the second consecutive month in October with a 34.53-per cent or Tk 641.73 crore year-on-year increase in the month...

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    Listed NBFIs struggle amid public distrust

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    Most of the listed non-bank financial institutions are struggling amid growing public distrust and series of scams in the sector. Out of the 22 listed NBFIs excluding People’s Leasing and Financial Services Limited (PLFS), six witnessed...

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    Prices of vegetables, eggs, atta and maida go up

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    The prices of vegetables, eggs, atta and maida (refined flour) went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that the prices of vegetables increased due to...

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    India’s West Bengal willing to import bicycles from Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh. Kolkata | Updated at 09:44pm on November 22, 2019

    Chief minister of India’s West Bengal Mamata Banerjee at a meeting with Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday showed interest to import bicycles from Bangladesh

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    Onion price still high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 22, 2019

    The prices of onion were still high in city markets on Thursday although imports from Egypt and Pakistan were pouring in. Traders said that retail...

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    Japan’s Sony in talks to buy stake in India’s Network18 Media

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    Japan’s Sony Corp was in talks to buy a stake in India’s Network18 Media & Investments Ltd, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, sending shares in billionaire...

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    German exports to US jump despite trade tensions

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    Strong German exports to the United States helped Europe’s largest economy to avoid a recession in the third quarter, data showed on Thursday, as companies...

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    China to strive to reach ‘phase 1’ US trade deal

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    China would strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides kept communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said...

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