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New digital policy bars majority stake by foreign firms

New digital policy bars majority stake by foreign firms

New digital commerce policy has barred majority stake by foreign firms in e-commerce venture in the country. The commerce ministry on January 31 issued…
Furniture export records consistent annual growth

Furniture export records consistent annual growth

The export growth of furniture has increased by 25–30 per cent on a year-on-year basis thanks to rising local investment, affordable labour force,…
Crunch time as high-level US-China trade talks resume

Crunch time as high-level US-China trade talks resume

With eight days left in their trade truce, top US and Chinese officials were due on Thursday to return to the daunting task of bridging a chasm between…

Dublin Airport flights resume after drone sparks suspension

Dublin Airport yesterday briefly suspended flights following the "confirmed sighting" of a drone at the airfield north of the Irish capital. Aviation authorities apologised to passengers for the suspension of flights for around 15 minutes after the aerial device was spotted in the skies overhead.…

Beximco donates medicines to Spreeha foundation

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited (BPL), country’s one of the leading pharmaceuticals companies, has donated medicines to the Spreeha Bangladesh Foundation. Rabbur Reza, chief operating officer of Beximco Pharma, handed  over the medicines , as a part of its CSR initiatives, to Tazin Shadid,…

Asian markets mostly up on bubbling trade confidence

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday on growing optimism that China and the US will finally resolve their long-running trade war, with a report saying the two sides were working on an outline for a deal. Equities have enjoyed a stellar start to the year on hopes for the negotiations and expectations…
France fines Swiss banking giant UBS record $4.2b in tax fraud case

France fines Swiss banking giant UBS record $4.2b in tax fraud case

A Paris court on Wednesday fined Swiss banking giant UBS 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) for encouraging customers to commit tax fraud, a record in France…

Deutsche Telekom sticks to forecasts as profits ebb

Network operator Deutsche Telekom was undeterred yesterday from its optimism for 2019, even as it reported falling profits last year and looked ahead to massive investments in 5G networks and a hoped-for merger with Sprint in the US. Net profit at the Bonn-based giant fell 37.4 per cent to 2.2 billion…
Samsung unveils first mainstream folding smartphone, 5G handset

Samsung unveils first mainstream folding smartphone, 5G handset

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that folds open to be a tablet, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature as it strives to…

S Africa announces $1.6b bailout to keep lights on

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced on Wednesday a $1.6 billion-a-year bailout for the country's electricity utility in a bid to stave off further downgrades to Pretoria's credit rating as he unveiled a new budget. Credit ratings agencies have warned that state power utility…

Eurozone industry slips into contraction

Eurozone manufacturing slipped into contraction in February, as an industrial slump in Germany continued to weigh down on the European economy, a closely watched survey showed yesterday. In a first estimate, data monitoring company IHS Markit said a pickup in the services sector had stimulated business,…

Maersk shares reel as trade war fears buffet outlook

Shares in the world's leading container shipping group, AP Moeller-Maersk, plummeted yesterday after the Danish firm made a weaker than expected profit forecast citing uncertainty over the US-China trade war. The company's stocks fell more than 10 per cent to 8.4 kroner ($1.2, 1.1 euros) on…

German supervisor blocks cryptocurrency launch

German financial markets supervisor Bafin in late 2018 blocked a firm from raising cash by issuing a new cryptocurrency, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to the news agency on Wednesday. First reported by business daily Handelsblatt, the decision affected German startup Rise, which wanted…
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