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Oil heads towards for weekly loss on profit-taking

-- October 21, 2017 00:36:39

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters): Oil prices fell on Friday and were set for a weekly loss as investors sought to book profits, despite tensions in the Middle East that have slashed supplies of crude. Brent...

China posts solid economic growth in Q3

-- October 20, 2017 14:25:37

China posted relatively solid economic growth in the third quarter (Q3), driven by a stronger services industry, data showed on Friday. China’s property sector grew 3.9 per cent in the Q3 from...

Asian shares push higher

-- October 20, 2017 11:33:09

Asian shares pushed higher on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 crept less th...

Asian shares perk up after US budget plan pass

Reuters October 20, 2017 11:32:03

Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the US Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans t...

Oil slips but holds most recent gains on expected OPEC cuts

-- October 19, 2017 21:16:36

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters): Oil prices slipped on Thursday but held onto most recent gains, supported by OPEC-led supply cuts, tension in the Middle East and lower US production. Brent crude LCOc1 was...

Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

Reuters October 19, 2017 14:17:00

Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, th...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC October 19, 2017 13:59:32

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youn...

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniv

Reuters October 19, 2017 12:54:05

A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication is offering ‘muggles’ with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, co...

Airline sued for not serving champagne

BBC October 19, 2017 11:51:38

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine. Daniel Macduff booked a holiday to Cuba through Sunwing that advertis...

Mandela's autobiography sequel launched in SA

BBC October 19, 2017 11:08:44

The new instalment of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa's president after the collapse of...

China’s economy grow 6.8pc in Q3

-- October 19, 2017 10:52:47

China’s economy grew at 6.8 per cent in the third quarter year-on-year, down marginally from the previous quarter's 6.9 per cent, government data showed Thursday. The second largest econom...

Asian markets mixed after China data

-- October 19, 2017 10:31:36

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. Japan’s Nikkei 2...

Chinese co gets contract to build 4.5km elevated structure of BRT

Munima Sultana October 19, 2017 10:31:21

A Chinese company is set to get Tk 9.35 billion contract for construction of 4.5-kilometre elevated structure from Uttara House Building to Cherag Ali Market of the bus-based mass transit line from Ga...

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

AP October 19, 2017 10:28:16

A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefigh...

Rights campaigners seek EC probe into Bangladesh's GSP

Monira Munni October 19, 2017 10:12:37

Five global-rights groups made a fresh plea to the European Commission (EC) to recheck Bangladesh's GSP status as they alleged continuous denial of core labour rights in the country's apparel industry...

India’s tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

Reuters October 19, 2017 01:20:46

India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most pop...

China’s GDP rises to $12.1t in five years: Xi Jinping

-- October 18, 2017 17:58:09

President Xi Jinping said China has maintained its position as the world’s second largest economy and contributed more than 30 per cent of global economic growth. China’s GDP rose from 54...

Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

BBC October 18, 2017 14:30:01

US President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining orde...

BD team reaches Istanbul to attend D-8 summit

-- October 18, 2017 14:25:34

A six-member Bangladeshi delegation, led by State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, reached Istanbul on Wednesday to attend the 9th Summit of the D-8, an organisation for economic coopera...

China will deepen economic reforms: Xi

Reuters October 18, 2017 14:24:46

China will deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors as it looks to move from high-speed to high-quality growth, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday....

Explosion hits Swedish police station, none injured

Reuters October 18, 2017 14:08:15

An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday. Nobody was injured in the explosion, whi...

Two injured in Cape Town airport shooting

Reuters October 18, 2017 13:25:13

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport, police said on Wednesday. Operations at the airport, which is the second busiest in the country an...

Six cops die as suicide blast hits SW Pakistan

Xinhua October 18, 2017 11:29:45

At least six policemen were killed and 22 others injured when a suicide blast hit a security forces truck in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday morning, local Urdu TV channel AJJ repo...

Breathing 'restored' after spinal injury

BBC October 18, 2017 11:28:33

A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their "exciting but early" findings could ultimately help...

Saudi-led airstrike kills six in Yemen

Xinhua October 18, 2017 11:06:59

Six members from a family, mostly children, were killed Tuesday night in an airstrike carried out by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s northeastern province of Jawf, a local security official told...

Asia shares camp near peaks, markets ponder Xi's speech

Reuters October 18, 2017 10:55:09

Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China’s Communist Party conference. The twice-...

Kenya election official resigning before new vote

AP October 18, 2017 10:22:26

A Kenyan electoral commissioner has announced her resignation and says the presidential vote just eight days away cannot credibly proceed as planned. Roselyne Akombe spoke Wednesday from New York but...

India transports half its exports via Benapole, Petrapole ports: Study

FE Report October 18, 2017 10:13:21

Required facilities including roads and warehouses are still inadequate at the Benapole-Petrapole land-ports to handle growing volume of export cargo between Bangladesh and India. Keeping this in vie...

OPEC compliance with oil output cut deal at 86pc, says IEA head

-- October 18, 2017 01:08:55

SEOUL, Oct 17 (Reuters): The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has a compliance rate with their output cut pledges of about 86 per cent, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the I...

India may stick to deficit target, step up bank reform: Modi adviser

-- October 18, 2017 01:03:21

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters): India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an ef...