Current political unrest across the country has made uncertain a timely completion of garment factory inspection by the government-sponsored teams with the assistance of International Labour Organisation, officials concerned said. Full story
The Canada federal government has kicked in funding for an international effort to boost worker safety in Bangladesh clothing factories, which manufacture products for many Canadian retailers, reports theglobeandmail.com. Full story
The prices of rice, broiler and egg increased on the retail market in the capital over the week ending Friday due to supply shortage as political violence disrupted goods transport across the country.
Traders said that the price of rice... Full story
PakistanÃ¢€™s textile sector Friday welcomed a European Union move that will cut duties on the countryÃ¢€™s exports, saying it would provide a boost to the economy, but it warned an energy crisis could prevent firms from benefiting from the windfall. Full story
Dhaka Stock Exchange board has formed a three-member election commission headed by former justice MA Matin to hold the next elections of the bourse and to formulate the first demutualised board.
As per the Demutualisation... Full story
IndiaÃ¢€™s battle with inflation and weak economic growth became more challenging on Thursday with a sharp spike in the cost of food driving the highest retail price rises on record and a worse-than-anticipated contraction in industrial production. Full story
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TwitterÃ¢€™s triumphant market debut, the rise of smart fashion and a new generation of game consoles highlighted the tech world this year, portending more mobile and social trends in 2014.
Meanwhile Apple regained some lost... Full story
Airlines are expected to post record profits in 2014, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday, citing sliding oil prices and mergers for the sectorÃ¢€™s improving outlook.
Ã¢€˜The industryÃ¢€™s fortunes are improving,Ã¢€™ IATA chief Tony... Full story
House lawmakers on Thursday resoundingly approved a two-year budget deal that repeals billions of dollars in painful automatic cuts and crucially avoids the prospect of a US government shutdown next year. Full story
Japan has expanded currency swap agreements with Indonesia and the Philippines, officials said Friday, as Tokyo looks to bolster regional relations to counter the growing influence of China.
The deals Ã¢€” along with the renewal of... Full story
It looks like the ideal location for a James Bond thriller: a massive underground bunker in a secret location in the Swiss Alps used for keeping data safe from prying eyes.
Housed in one of SwitzerlandÃ¢€™s numerous deserted Cold... Full story
The dollar and euro hit five-year highs against the yen in Asia Friday as investors bet that the US Federal Reserve will announce a start to its long-awaited stimulus wind-down next week. Full story
Asian markets were mixed Friday, as more positive US economic data fuelled speculation the Federal Reserve will announce a cut to its stimulus programme next week.
With attention now fully on the US central bankÃ¢€™s policy... Full story
Oil prices slipped in Asian trade Friday as dealers worried about a global oversupply in crude, while speculation the US Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus programme also weighed. Full story