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India transports half its exports via Benapole, Petrapole ports: Study

FE Report October 18, 2017 10:13:21

Required facilities including roads and warehouses are still inadequate at the Benapole-Petrapole land-ports to handle growing volume of export cargo between Bangladesh and India. Keeping this in vie...

OPEC compliance with oil output cut deal at 86pc, says IEA head

-- October 18, 2017 01:08:55

SEOUL, Oct 17 (Reuters): The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has a compliance rate with their output cut pledges of about 86 per cent, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the I...

India may stick to deficit target, step up bank reform: Modi adviser

-- October 18, 2017 01:03:21

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters): India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an ef...

UK inflation hits highest since April 2012

-- October 17, 2017 19:42:33

The UK's key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) climbed to 3 per cent, a level...

Lankans to play in Pakistan for first time since 2009

BBC October 17, 2017 15:31:06

Sri Lanka have decided to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009 after being left "fully satisfied" with "stringent security measures". The two teams...

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Reuters October 17, 2017 14:42:12

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with a...

Asian shares rise ahead of China meeting

-- October 17, 2017 14:01:24

Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street’s major indexes hit new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,380.38 and Tokyo&rsq...

Singapore Sept exports post surprise decline

Reuters October 17, 2017 13:48:46

Singapore’s exports unexpectedly fell from a year earlier in September, data showed on Tuesday, their first on-year contraction in five months as electronics shipments posted their first decline...

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

BBC October 17, 2017 12:28:22

Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51. Richard Bucknall, his former agent and promoter, said the "formidable" comic died in hospital on Monday and would be reme...

Indian citizen held with 18 gold bars

-- October 17, 2017 11:46:59

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested an Indian citizen along with 18 gold bars from Ghiba border area of Benapole in early Tuesday. The arrestee was identified as Srabon Biswas (50), son...

Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

BBC October 16, 2017 14:23:47

The Met Office has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head for the British Isles with 80mph (130km/h) winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all sc...

11 feared dead as boat capsizes in India

Xinhua October 16, 2017 13:38:49

At least 11 people were feared killed, while six others swam to safety Monday after a boat capsized in eastern Indian state of Bihar, local officials said. The boat capsized in River Gandak in Panapu...

England hospitals to ban 'Super-size' chocolate bars

BBC October 16, 2017 13:23:20

"Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS (National Health Service) England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 ca...

Louisiana oil rig explosion injures at least six

AP October 16, 2017 12:42:57

An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescu...

PBOC expects 7pc GDP growth in H2

Reuters October 16, 2017 11:53:11

China’s economy is expected to grow 7.0 per cent in the Second Half (H2) of this year, the central bank governor said, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations...

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

BBC October 16, 2017 11:50:00

Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Jun...

World Food Day being observed

-- October 16, 2017 11:11:50

The World Food Day (WFD) is being observed in the country as elsewhere in the globe today (Monday). This year’s theme is “Change the future of migration, invest in food security and rural...

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

Reuters October 16, 2017 11:05:22

Asian shares advanced to a decade high on Monday, while US oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month top as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply. I...

Ensure easy-term housing loans to achieve SDG 11

FE Report October 16, 2017 10:26:24

The government has been urged to ensure easy-term housing loans for the low-income group of people to achieve the SDG 11. According to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), adequate, safe and affor...

S Korea's Sept Iranian crude oil imports rise to six-month high

-- October 15, 2017 23:33:42

SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters): South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil hit the highest level in six months in September amid Iran's push to regain its lost market share during years it was under sanction...

Mongolia coal exports cool as China border issue creates bottleneck

-- October 15, 2017 23:33:02

ULAANBAATAR, Oct 15 (Reuters): Mongolia's coal exports, which have helped lift its slow-growing economy this year, are losing steam, according to trade data. In the first nine months of the year, exp...

Eurogroup head outlines pragmatic view on ‘euro zone budget’

-- October 15, 2017 23:28:56

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters): A euro zone budget of several hundred billion euros is an ambitious idea, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday, suggesting loans from the bailout fund...

First flight lands on “world’s most useless airport”

BBC October 15, 2017 13:27:19

The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin flight, an SA Airlink service from South Africa, end...

World economy still needs help from low rates, IMF says

AP October 15, 2017 12:46:54

The world economy is the healthiest it’s been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the Internation...

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

BBC October 15, 2017 11:56:18

A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with hi...

Oscars board expels Harvey Weinstein

BBC October 15, 2017 11:25:34

The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

Egypt frustrates North Sinai militant attack, killing two

Xinhua October 15, 2017 11:20:01

The Egyptian armed forces on Saturday frustrated a terrorist attack that was targeting a security check point in the North Sinai city of Arish, killing at least two militants, the army said in a state...

Mogadishu car blasts leave 22 dead

Reuters October 15, 2017 10:58:28

Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said. The first explosion - in the city’s K5 Juncti...

‘Magic mushroom’ helps treat depression

BBC October 14, 2017 11:44:24

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dos...

US stocks end up after economic data

-- October 14, 2017 11:19:45

US stocks rose on Friday following upbeat economic data and gains in technology shares, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to a fifth straight week of gains. Data showed US retail sales jumped in Se...