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Zimbabwe police arrest American over ‘anti-government plot’

Zimbabwe police arrest American over ‘anti-government plot’

BBC 2017-11-04 10:22:20

Police in Zimbabwe charged an American woman over a tweet that appeared to insult President Robert Mugabe, her lawyer has said. Martha O'Donovan, 25, is accused of referring to Mr Mugabe as "selfish...

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-04 10:06:55

The much-cherished softest lending by Japan is all over as the donor has hiked the interest rate to 1.0 per cent from 0.01 per cent for Bangladesh, officials said. The Asian economic powerhouse has a...

Canada exports, imports drop in Sept

Canada exports, imports drop in Sept

-- 2017-11-04 03:29:29

Canada’s imports and exports dropped for the fourth consecutive month in September, resulting the trade deficit remained at C$3.18 billion ($2.48 billion), according to Statistics Canada data....

US unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

US unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

-- 2017-11-04 03:10:58

US unemployment fell to its lowest level in nearly 17 years in October, according to data released on Sunday, which President Donald Trump said was proof his policies were bearing fruit. Job creation...

Kunming University team meets DU VC

Kunming University team meets DU VC

FE Online Report 2017-11-04 02:16:55

A five-member delegation led by Zhang Zuwu, Vice-President of Kunming University, China met Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office on Friday. Other members of th...

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Reuters 2017-11-04 01:35:51

Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection. The Canadian folk-rock star is putting more than 230 of his vast collection of Lionel train...

SE Asian stocks rise marginally

SE Asian stocks rise marginally

-- 2017-11-03 12:02:42

Philippine shares rose for a fourth session on Friday, buoyed by expectations of greater investments into the market and prospects of better-than-expected corporate earnings. MSCI's broadest index of...

New Zealand shares edge lower

New Zealand shares edge lower

-- 2017-11-03 11:46:44

New Zealand shares edged lower on Friday as consumer staples reversed gains made earlier in the day. Across the Tasman, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index slipped 0.2 per cent, reports Reuters. Dair...

Australia shares rise on financials, materials stocks

Australia shares rise on financials, materials stocks

-- 2017-11-03 11:44:28

Australian shares advanced on Friday on broad-based gains, with financial and material stocks leading the charge in a generally upbeat mood in markets across the region. The S&P/ASX 200 index ros...

China stocks on track to close at one-month lows

China stocks on track to close at one-month lows

-- 2017-11-03 11:38:01

Shanghai stocks were on track to close at one-month lows on Friday, as anaemic growth in China’s service sector in October broadened worries of an economic slowdown, prompting selling in almost...

US stocks: Dow, S&P rise, Nasdaq drops

US stocks: Dow, S&P rise, Nasdaq drops

-- 2017-11-03 11:29:02

The Dow industrials climbed on Thursday while losses in Facebook kept the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq in check as investors assessed the long-awaited tax cut plan unveiled by US President Donald Trump&...

US job growth likely to rebound in Oct

US job growth likely to rebound in Oct

-- 2017-11-03 02:57:27

US job growth likely rebounded sharply in October after hurricane-related disruptions depressed employment in September, in a move that could seal the case for an interest rate increase from the Feder...

Fed keeps rates unchanged

Fed keeps rates unchanged

-- 2017-11-02 12:31:06

The Federal Reserve kept its interest rates steady on Wednesday and pointed to solid US economic growth and a strengthening labour market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it...

UK defence minister quits over harassment claim

UK defence minister quits over harassment claim

Reuters 2017-11-02 12:01:34

British defense minister Michael Fallon quit on Wednesday saying his conduct had fallen below the high standards demanded of his position, the first resignation in a sexual harassment scandal in parli...

US stocks end slightly higher

US stocks end slightly higher

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

US stocks posted modest gains on Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and gave encouraging comments about the economy. The US central bank pointed to solid US economic...

Asian stock markets mixed

Asian stock markets mixed

-- 2017-11-02 11:26:42

Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as investors were waiting for the announcement on the next Federal Reserve leader, shrugging off results of a Fed meeting that met their expectations. Some...

SE Asian stocks mixed, Indonesia hits all-time high

SE Asian stocks mixed, Indonesia hits all-time high

-- 2017-11-02 11:20:01

Southeast Asian were mixed on Thursday, Indonesian shares scaled an all-time high, while Singapore fell 1.0 per cent with financials and industrials leading the decline. Indonesia's Jakarta IDX Compo...

Nikkei extends strong rally

Nikkei extends strong rally

-- 2017-11-02 11:09:25

Japan’s Nikkei share average extended its strong rally to top a new 21-year peak on Thursday, with the mining sector getting a boost while buyers continued to pile into companies such as Honda M...

Beyonce to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’

Beyonce to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’

BBC 2017-11-02 10:37:24

US singer Beyonce is to take a lead role in the remake of Disney's The Lion King. She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover. Beyonce used Faceboo...

Afghanistan tanker explosion leaves 15 dead

Afghanistan tanker explosion leaves 15 dead

Reuters 2017-11-02 10:04:29

At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, destroying a nearby bus, residents and officials s...

Bank of England hikes interest rates

Bank of England hikes interest rates

-- 2017-11-02 07:04:35

Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in over a decade despite the fact that wages are growing weakly in the UK and the country faces the growing threat of a disastrous ‘no de...

Australia bans Uluru climbing

Australia bans Uluru climbing

BBC 2017-11-01 12:00:00

Climbing on Uluru, one of Australia's top tourist destinations, will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed.   The board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park voted unanim...

Social media sites under scrutiny for 'Russian meddling’

Social media sites under scrutiny for 'Russian meddling’

BBC 2017-11-01 12:00:00

Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers on Tuesday defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 election. The three firms faced hard questions at a...

CAB to organise meeting aiming reducing power tariff

CAB to organise meeting aiming reducing power tariff

FE Online Desk 2017-11-01 12:00:00

The Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) will arrange a meeting to discuss on Proposal of Reducing Electricity Tariff at 10:30 am on 02 November 2017 in the capital. Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minis...

Asian shares Jump after Wall St gains

Asian shares Jump after Wall St gains

-- 2017-11-01 11:29:20

Asian shares were higher Wednesday on optimism about global economic growth following gains on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4 per cent in morning trading to 22,324.64. Aus...

Mexico economy likely shrank in Q3

Mexico economy likely shrank in Q3

-- 2017-11-01 11:02:56

Mexico’s economy likely shrank for the first time in more than four years during the third quarter (Q3), after the country was battered by earthquakes and hurricanes in September. Gross Domesti...

Turkey arrests activist for attempt to overthrow government

Turkey arrests activist for attempt to overthrow government

Reuters 2017-11-01 03:24:58

Prominent Turkish rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala has been jailed pending trial, charged with seeking to overthrow the government, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday. An...

China- ESCAP to strengthen PPP in Asia-Pacific

China- ESCAP to strengthen PPP in Asia-Pacific

FE Online Report 2017-11-01 02:31:01

China and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to strengthen Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the region. They inked the d...

Pakistani wife kills 15 in-laws bid to poison husband

Pakistani wife kills 15 in-laws bid to poison husband

BBC 2017-11-01 01:10:28

A newlywed woman in Pakistan has been arrested on suspicion of killing her husband and at least 14 of his relatives with poisoned milk. Police claim Asiya Bibi had intended the deadly substance for h...

Russia, Nigeria ink nuclear power plants deal

Russia, Nigeria ink nuclear power plants deal

BBC 2017-11-01 01:01:38

Russia has signed a deal to build two nuclear power plants in Nigeria, as Africa's largest economy seeks to end its energy crisis. Russian state-owned company Rosatom will build one in the south, the...