2d ago| Global Economy

Emirates offers free night stay in Dubai

Travellers who purchase an Emirates return ticket in first or business class or stopping over in Dubai will be able to enjoy a complimentary night stay at the Fairmont The Palm hotel, one of the iconic hospitality properties in Dubai. 

2d ago| Global Economy

Saudi Arabia may lower crude prices for Asia

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, may trim prices for crude grades sold to Asia for a fourth straight month in March, amid low physical oil premiums, as oversupply worries linger despite expectations of demand recovery in China.

2w ago| Global Economy

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. 

Sri Lanka seeks $6b from IMF

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Tuesday asked the International Monetary Fund to arrange a creditor meeting for $6 billion in loans to help keep the country afloat during its unprecedented economic crisis.

Japan to open to tourists after two years

Foreign tourists visiting Japan will be required to wear masks, take out private medical insurance and be chaperoned throughout their stay, the government said on Tuesday, as it plans a gradual opening from two years of Covid-19 restrictions.

After “crossing the border for love” Bangladeshi woman sent to Indian correctional home

Krishna Mandal, the Bangladeshi woman who swam through the Sundarbans and got married to an Indian before being arrested, was produced before a court in West Bengal’s south 24 Parganas district which sent her to a correctional home.

January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023

Saudi Arabia may lower crude prices for Asia

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, may trim prices for crude grades sold to Asia for a fourth straight month in March, amid low physical oil premiums, as oversupply worries linger despite expectations of demand recovery in China.

January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023

Emirates offers free night stay in Dubai

Travellers who purchase an Emirates return ticket in first or business class or stopping over in Dubai will be able to enjoy a complimentary night stay at the Fairmont The Palm hotel, one of the iconic hospitality properties in Dubai. 

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

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. 

January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023

‘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.

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

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.

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

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.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

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.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

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.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

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.

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

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.