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Injury scare in Tigers' warm-up

-- August 12, 2017 04:29:54

Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain sent an injury scare through the camp when he slipped and fell in his delivery stride on the second day of the squad's practice match in Chittagong, reports http:/...

Lack of oxygen supply: 30 kids die in India

-- August 12, 2017 03:47:56

30 kids died in last 48 hours at Uttar Pradesh o India due to lack of oxygen supply. The contractor who used to supply oxygen cylinders to BRD Hospital had stopped his services over non-payment of d...

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July

AP August 12, 2017 03:37:18

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July   The US budget deficit was $42.9 billion at the end of July, down from $112.8 billion in July 2016, according to data released by the Treasury Departm...

Attacks in France in 2017 focus on security forces

AP August 10, 2017 08:08:06

Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 "soft targets" — concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increa...

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

Reuters August 10, 2017 07:43:59

Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive cal...

N Korea promises US base strike plan in days

BBC August 10, 2017 07:35:09

North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies.   State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass...

India planning road connecting six countries

FE Report August 10, 2017 07:17:10

New Delhi is now planning to extend the India- Myanmar-Thailand road link to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, shortening travel from Mekong River to India using water transport, in its bid to bind it close...

US productivity rises in Q2

Reuters August 10, 2017 07:08:22

US productivity grew more than expected in the second quarter as hours worked rose at their fastest pace in 1-1/2 years, leading to a modest increase in labour costs that could keep inflation muted....

Japan July exports seen rising

Reuters August 10, 2017 06:53:59

Japan's exports were expected to record an eighth straight month of growth in July, a Reuters poll found, suggesting robust offshore demand could underpin moderate economic recovery. Exports are expe...

UK house price growth hits four year low

-- August 10, 2017 06:12:57

British house prices rose at their slowest rate in over four years last month, while the number of sales slowed due to a limited supply of property and continued political uncertainty. The Royal Ins...

UN experts deplore conditions of indigenous peoples

Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled August 10, 2017 04:42:17

A group of United Nations (UN) experts and specialist bodies has warned that the indigenous peoples face huge challenges worldwide even after a decade of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Righ...

Key facts about Guam, the centre of US-N Korea crisis

-- August 10, 2017 04:36:55

The North Korean army's announcement that it is examining operational plans for attacking Guam after rising tensions with President Donald Trump has brought more global attention to the tiny US territ...

'El Chapo' Guzman hires top defence legal team

BBC August 09, 2017 08:23:38

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has hired a team of top defence lawyers in his fight against a US criminal case.   They include Jeffrey Lichtman and Marc Fernich, best known for the...

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after UN deal

Reuters August 09, 2017 05:09:51

The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from threatened US sanctions to give Beijing time to show it is serious about enforcing new...

Japanese investors now keen on investment in Bangladesh

FE Report August 09, 2017 04:37:52

Japanese investors have expressed their willingness to come to Bangladesh to explore areas of their investment after their reluctance following militant attack on the Holey Artisan in Dhaka. The inte...

North Korea says considering missile strike on US military base

BBC August 09, 2017 04:14:59

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours after President D...

Check your math, central banker says: less immigration equals less growth

Reuters August 09, 2017 04:07:09

Less than week after a US President Donald Trump embraced legislation to reduce immigration, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari urged residents of South Dakota to embrace newcome...

Asian shares slip again

AP August 08, 2017 05:39:01

Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, rapidly erasing initial gains that followed record highs on Wall Street after China reported disappointing trade data for July. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0...

Hackers hit Venezuelan government sites

BBC August 08, 2017 05:36:32

A hacking group on Monday attacked Venezuelan government websites in an operation targeting the "dictatorship" of President Nicolás Maduro. Calling itself "The Binary Guardians", the group po...

UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens: REC

Reuters August 08, 2017 05:29:29

A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year's Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday. T...

Asia stocks buoyant, dollar steadies after solid US job gains

Reuters August 07, 2017 07:44:12

Asian stocks advanced on Monday, taking their cue from Wall Street, while the dollar moderated but retained most gains made on stronger-than-expected July jobs growth and the promise of a US tax plan...

India-Thailand difference delaying FTA under BIMSTEC

FE Online Report August 07, 2017 07:27:40

Difference between India and Thailand over market access is one of the main reasons why the FTA under BIMSTEC remained stalled during last couple of years.  While India has demanded easing of ru...

Attackers kill dozens of Afghan villagers in northern province

Reuters August 07, 2017 07:00:14

Insurgents attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials said on Sunday. Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the...

India, AIIB sign $329m loan agreement

-- August 05, 2017 11:57:10

India signed a loan agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) of $329 million to improve rural road connectivity in western state of Gujarat, said officials on Saturday. "The loan an...

World stocks edge lower; oil price rises

FE Report July 29, 2017 08:43:02

Global stocks fell on Friday as results from some big US companies disappointed and tobacco shares dropped, while oil prices had their biggest weekly percentage rise this year. Altria Group fell 9.5...

Asia stocks, dollar steady as investors await Fed clues

FE Online Report July 26, 2017 08:22:25

Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday and the dollar held firm as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision later in the day for more clues on its tightening plans. The Fed concludes a two...

S Korean stocks weaker; won drops

FE Report July 25, 2017 11:28:08

South Korean shares edged down on Tuesday as foreign investors continued to be net sellers of local equities.  The South Korean won eased off four-month highs, as the dollar regained strength an...

China's H2 GDP grows 6.7pc

FE Report July 25, 2017 11:13:35

China's economy is likely to grow at an annual rate of around 6.7 per cent in the second half of 2017, slowing slightly from the first half of the year, the State Information Center (SIC) said on Tues...

Asian shares mixed ahead of corporate earnings reports

AP July 25, 2017 10:39:15

Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in US politics kept mo...

IMF keeps global growth forecasts; China, eurozone revised higher

Reuters July 24, 2017 09:10:10

The International Monetary Fund on Monday kept its growth forecasts for the world economy unchanged for this year and next, although it slightly revised up growth expectations for the eurozone and Chi...