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China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft

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Door opens for UBS to take majority ownership of JV

UBS Group AG may have moved a step closer towards becoming the first foreign bank to hold majority

India to raise import tariffs on electronic items

India said on Thursday it will raise import tariffs on several electronic items and communication devices, in another

Wall Street bounce after two-day slide

Wall Street was set to rebound on Friday after the US stock market's worst two days of losses since

Japan unveils plan to attract more foreign workers

Japan on Friday unveiled a plan to attract more foreign blue-collar workers, as the world's number-three economy battles

'G20 fails to mend trade rift'

Trade tensions within the Group of 20 leading industrialised and emerging economies could only be solved by the

Anger as poverty-hit PNG buys 40 Maseratis for APEC

Critics questioned why poverty-hit PNG was importing the luxury cars, which retail for about US$150,000 each. Papua New

Flipkart confident of bumper sales

Indian online retailer Flipkart, owned by Walmart Inc, expects bumper sales during the annual festive season that just

'AL believes in politics of development'

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has said at Bagha Upazila in Rajshahi Awami League (AL) always

Asia, Europe stage market fightback after global rout

Asian and European stock markets rallied Friday after two days of ferocious selling sparked by higher US interest

Int'l Disaster Mitigation Day observed in Nakla

The International Disaster Mitigation Day-2018 was observed in Nakla of Sherpur as elsewhere in the country on Saturday.

2 held 'with arms' in Naogaon

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested two suspected arms traders 'along with arms' at

47 held in Satkhira

Police, in special drives arrested 47 persons including four activists of Jamaat-E-Islami and two activists of BNP from

Tk 5 lakh collected, misused in Natore

An allegation of collecting Tk 5 lakh for organizing school banking conference in Natore has been raised against

132 puja mandaps get Tk 2.69 lakh as grants

A total of 132 puja mandaps get financial support worth Taka 2.69 lakh from Zila Parishad in Rajshahi

MindChamps aims for 20 pre-schools

MindChamps Pre-School has signed Malaysian education group Victoria Education as a master franchisee, marking the Singapore early education

'Trillions in US net worth vulnerable to recession'

A severe recession would slash United States public wealth by about US$5 trillion (S$6.9 trillion), causing vastly more

Companies selling fossil fuels in UK

Companies selling fossil fuels in Britain should face a steadily rising carbon tax to tackle climate change after

Revised plans for Thames crossing attract controversy

A major new road incorporating the Lower Thames Crossing will be a three-lane dual carriageway throughout to almost

Jack Ma reclaims top spot among Chinese billionaires

Jack Ma, the founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, has regained the title of China's richest man with

MAS prohibition against 2 finance professionals

Two former finance professionals have had prohibition orders imposed on them varied after an appeal to the minister

Ravi Menon strikes upbeat tone

Global economic risks may have risen but there's no need to overreact just yet, said Singapore's central bank

Oil above US$100 could pose risk to global growth: US bank

If oil prices head above US$100 a barrel, it could shave 0.2 percentage point from global economic growth

Dyson targets hair beauty market with $500 styling

British vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson is making a second push into the high-end beauty market with a $500 hair

1,800 fishermen get special VGF rice

A total of 1,800 fishermen families were brought under special VGF programme as they remained abstained from fishing

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