Pakistan all set to get discounted Russian oil: PM

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that everything was set for his country to receive a shipment of discounted Russian oil

India to pay Tk 220 per tonne for transportation of goods via Mongla, Ctg

Additional charges will also be applicable, says NBR

Pakistan court grants bail to Imran Khan aide

An aide to former prime minister Imran Khan was granted bail yesterday, a week after being arrested for allegedly harassing election commission officials.

Bandarban’s Ghumdhum SSC centre shifted to Ukhiya over Myanmar border incidents

The authorities concerned have decided to shift the Ghumdhum Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centre in Bandarban to Kutupalong High School centre in Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar.

Shadow-banking risks curbed

The assets and risks of China’s “shadow” banking sector have declined significantly through continuous regulation, the state-run Securities Times on Saturday quoted a top regulator as saying.

Bangladesh, India navies begin coordinated patrol in Bay

The fourth edition of the coordinated patrol (CORPAT) between the navies of Bangladesh and India began today (May 22, 2022) in the northern Bay of Bengal.

Job growth in South Asia may halve this year: ILO

The growth of jobs in South Asia is expected to nearly halve to 1.6 per cent in 2023 from 3 per cent a year ago, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report released yesterday. 

‘Historical and unexplored ties between Afro-South Asian communities need cultural attention’

Exploring the Afro-South Asia connection and the untold narratives of the Habshi rulers during the Sultanate period in Bengal, globally renowned researcher, archivist, and curator Dr Kenneth X Robbins on Tuesday said that the historic ties between the Afro-South Asian communities need to be closely studied across the globe.

Graft charges put Maldives ex-president Yameen in jail

The Maldives criminal court on Sunday sentenced former president Abdulla Yameen to 11 years in prison and fined him $5 million after finding him guilty of corruption and money laundering charges related to receiving kickbacks from a private company.

Japan inflation hits 41-year high

Prices in Japan rose at their fastest pace since 1981 in November, data showed Friday, fuelled in part by higher energy costs.

China’s economy to see sustained growth next year

China’s economic activity will likely return to a reasonable range next year after staging a V-shaped moderate recovery this year, underpinned by targeted macro policy support and infrastructure spending along with a steady recovery in consumption, economists said.

China’s economy struggling to rebound

China’s factory activity eked out growth in September, but a slowdown in services sector growth and a downbeat private manufacturing survey pointed to further cooling as the economy grapples with Covid-19 curbs and softening global demand.

Wheat export ban won’t affect South Asian neighbours: India

India today indicated that it would not allow the food security of its South Asian neighbours to be hit by the ban imposed on exports of wheat and that the measure was a temporary one.

Bangladesh grants Sri Lanka another year to repay $200 mn loan

Bangladesh Bank today granted Sri Lanka another year to repay the USD 200 million loan to give the Island nation a respite so that it can overcome its worst ever debt and economic crises.

India says provided over $3 bn to Sri Lanka in 2022 as economic assistance

India today said its economic assistance to Sri Lanka, facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, stands at more than USD three billion this year, so far, and is instrumental in addressing diverse needs of the government and people of Sri Lanka.

Investors in the dark on China industrial transport amid data curbs

A wave of Covid-19 lockdowns in Shanghai presents the biggest test yet for investors, trading companies and logistics managers trying to follow China’s economy after the government restricted firms from releasing real-time data.