1. DR Congo inks deal for massive power projectPublished: October 18, 2018 13:42:57

The Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a $14 billion (£10 billion) deal for what is billed as the world's largest hydro-electric project with a consortium of Chinese and Spanish...


2. China share falls on weak sentimentPublished: October 18, 2018 13:27:39

China shares fell on Thursday amid investor concerns about lean domestic growth with the country's premier warning of increasing downward pressure. The Shanghai Composite index touched its lowest in nearly...


3. Asia Retail Leaders Conference kicks off in SingaporePublished: October 18, 2018 13:25:42

A two-day long Asia Retail Leaders Conference (ARLC) 2018 kicked off at Conrad Centennial Singapore on Thursday. It aims to address challenges, unlock opportunities for growth and identify key value...


4. Venezuela arrests three over attack on MaduroPublished: October 18, 2018 13:23:11

Venezuela's Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez has announced new arrests in connection with the failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro in August last. Oswaldo Castillo alias "El Capi,"...


5. Frenchwoman settles in Kushtia as Lalon’s devoteePublished: October 18, 2018 13:07:47

Deborah Cukirman, a Frenchwoman who has transformed herself into a devotee of mystic legend Lalon Fakir and started living in Doulatpur upazila of Kushtia district. Deborah, a translator and a...


6. Former USA Gymnastics head arrested over Nassar scandalPublished: October 18, 2018 12:30:54

The former president and CEO of USA Gymnastics has been arrested for tampering with evidence in relation to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Steve Penny had been indicted by...


7. On eve of meeting pope, South Korean president speaks of peace hopesPublished: October 18, 2018 12:30:35

South Korea’s president spoke of “heart-warming” moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit...


8. India Zika virus cases rise to 100Published: October 18, 2018 12:16:07

The number of Zika virus cases has reached 100 in India, with as many as 28 people being diagnosed with the infection in the past 36 hours, health officials say....


9. China not a currency manipulator: USPublished: October 18, 2018 12:10:10

The United States has refrained from labelling China a "currency manipulator" in a move which may help defuse escalating tension over trade between the two countries. President Donald Trump has...


10. Three sued for killing trader in BenapolePublished: October 18, 2018 11:54:55

A local trader in Benapole named Hasanuzzaman also known as Ahsan was murdered in Sadipur village on Monday.   A case was filed against three people in connection over the...


11. May seeks to reassure EU leaders on Brexit dealPublished: October 18, 2018 11:45:54

British Prime Minister Theresa May assured EU leaders in Brussels on Wednesday that she can still reach a Brexit deal, avoiding a showdown over stalled talks as Brussels stepped up...


12. Jhenaidah court jails three to life term imprisonmentPublished: October 18, 2018 11:41:03

A court in Jhenaidah sentenced three people to life term imprisonment on Wednesday in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act. The lifers are Sujon, son of Intaj Ali, Ekramul...


13. Sri Lanka’s Sirisena calls Modi, rejects ‘murder plot’ reportPublished: October 18, 2018 11:35:40

Sri Lanka's president has called India's prime minister to deny a report that quoted him as saying the Indian secret service was plotting to kill him. Maithripala Sirisena told Narendra...


14. Ayub Bachchu is no morePublished: October 18, 2018 11:07:28

Ayub Bachchu, a legendary guitarist-songwriter-singer, died of cardiac arrest at his Moghbazar residence in Dhaka city on Thursday. He was 56. Dr Mohammad Nazim Uddin, spokesperson of Square Hospitals Ltd,...


15. US oil edges up after 3.0pc drop on big stock buildPublished: October 18, 2018 11:02:05

Oil inched up on Thursday amid ongoing tensions over the death of a prominent Saudi journalist, with prices steadying after a big drop overnight due to a jump in US...


16. Japan posts $1.2b trade surplus in SeptemberPublished: October 18, 2018 10:49:19

Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of $ 1.2 billion (139.6 billion yen), but exports fell 1.2 per cent from the previous year in the first decline for the...


17. Twitter releasing 2016 US election meddling dataPublished: October 18, 2018 10:44:44

Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle...


18. Asian shares slip after weaker Japan dataPublished: October 18, 2018 10:32:37

Asian shares fell on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties...


19. ‘Equilibrium’ champions in BICM contestPublished: October 18, 2018 10:17:08

Equilibrium, a team of students from finance department at Dhaka University, became champions in the Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) Case Competition titled Invest Mastros. Fantastic 4, a team...


20. NBR urges BSTI to fix specific standards for energy, soft drinksPublished: October 18, 2018 10:15:10

National Board of Revenue (NBR) has requested Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to determine specific standards for energy drinks, soft drinks and malt beverages on urgent basis for the...


21. Indo-Bangla Pharma's trading debut todayPublished: October 18, 2018 10:08:57

The debut trading of Indo-Bangla Pharmaceuticals will take place on both the stock exchanges under 'N' category today (Thursday), according to the web posting of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). The...


22. Graft remains key problem for businesses, says CPDPublished: October 18, 2018 10:03:30

Corruption remains the most problematic factor for doing business in Bangladesh followed by inadequate infrastructure and inefficient bureaucracy, according to a study. Access to finances, policy instability, high tax rates...


23. Board meetings of 24 cos this month to declare divPublished: October 18, 2018 10:00:37

At least 24 listed companies are scheduled to hold their board meetings this month to consider, among others, audited financial statements for the year ended on June 30, 2018. The...


24. Record oil purchase pushes up importsPublished: October 18, 2018 09:46:16

Bangladesh's imports grew by more than 6.0 per cent in the first two months of fiscal year 2018-19, after a record 105.07 per cent increase in oil, officials said. The...


25. BD to push for connectivity, trade deals with RussiaPublished: October 18, 2018 09:40:53

Bangladesh will press for establishing direct connectivity and trade arrangements with Russia at an upcoming bilateral meeting in Moscow next week, officials said on Wednesday. Dhaka will also request Moscow...


26. 'Concentration on Dhaka hurting growth'Published: October 18, 2018 09:34:40

Excessive concentration of population and economic activities in Dhaka is impeding the growth of Bangladesh, experts cautioned at a seminar in the capital on Wednesday. The country's suburban areas, including...