Fitch forecasts stable GDP growth

Fitch, a leading global credit rating agency, forecast Bangladesh's gross domestic product would grow 6.5 percent in the current fiscal year against the government's target of 7 percent.

Japan hosts women-focused conference amid economy push

JAPAN on Friday kicked off the "World Assembly for Women" conference, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledging to shake up a corporate culture at home that discriminates against female workers.

Brazil tumbles into recession

Brazil has slipped into recession, the government said Friday, deepening the gloom in the world's seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a

Payments glitch at HSBC leaves thousands of Britons without wages

Thousands of Britons failed to receive their wages on Friday when a problem at Europe's biggest bank HSBC prevented some of its business customers from making payments.

Capital flew out of emerging economies in August

Capital streamed out of emerging-market economies in August as panicky investors dumped equities to the tune of $8.7 billion, according to data from the Institute of International Finance.


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