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Cheap oil: Asia's winners and losers

Cheap oil: Asia's winners and losers

The price of crude oil has halved since June 2014. Who has benefitted? Mainly those countries that need to import oil, that use more of it than they can produce themselves. The probable gainers include India, South Korea, Thailand and - up to a point - China and Japan. South Korea is a striking case....

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand has passed a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after two high-profile cases sparked debate last year. The legislation also bans the use of agents, or any promotion of women willing to carry babies for others. Last year the case of a little boy born with Down's syndrome put Thailand's...

Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2015

Time to grab the opportunity

Time to grab the opportunity

Bangladesh football stands on a threshold today. It could either augment the positivity it has managed to generate in recent times, or it could take a few steps backward, depending on how Bangladesh team approach today's second semifinal of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup against Thailand youth team. Not many times in recent years had...

BANGABANDHU GOLD CUP 2015

Bangladesh move to final with flying colours

Bangladesh move to final with flying colours

Bangladesh moved to the final beating Thailand 1-0 in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup second semifinals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. In the 20th minute, Bangladesh winger Zahid Hossain chipped the ball in the middle of the box but Hemanta Vincent and Emily both missed the line, according to a report of Bangladesh...

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics

Thai authorities dealt a double blow to ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her powerful family on Friday, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail. The moves could stoke tension in the politically divided country still living under martial law after...

Minister eyes 4 deals at Bimstec summit

Minister eyes 4 deals at Bimstec summit

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today voiced hopes on striking four important deals in the coming Bimstec meeting to step up trade and investment among member states. “We believe early realisation of the Bimstec Free Trade Agreement (Bimstec FTA) to promote trade and investment is of crucial importance,” he told a seminar in Dhaka. He...

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told businessmen to increase productivity to survive in the competitive world of today while opening the Dhaka International Trade Fair. She urged them to make more quality, standard and attractive products. She formally inaugurated the month-long annual mega-event Dhaka International Trade Fair-2015 this morning, which is aimed to showcase Bangladeshi products...

Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary

Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary

Memorial services are being held in Indonesia and other nations for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the 10th anniversary of the disaster. In Indonesia's province of Aceh - the worst hit area - Vice-President Jusuf Kalla led tributes to the dead at the Siron mass grave. Memorial ceremonies will also take place...

Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer. Uber has started research and development on biometrics and voice verification to build tools for enhanced driver screening, Phillip Cardenas, the...

53,000 including Bangladeshis fled for Thailand, Malaysia in 2014: UNHCR

53,000 including Bangladeshis fled for Thailand, Malaysia in 2014: UNHCR

Around 53,000 South-East Asians including Bangladeshis fled towards Thailand and Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal this year, the UNHCR report said. About 540 people have reportedly died during the journey at sea for beatings, starvation or dehydration. Their bodies were thrown overboard. The report published on Friday has found that more people are risking...

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