Dhaka seeks proactive support to deal with climate change,…

Dhaka seeks proactive support to deal with climate change,...

Dhaka has sought “effective and proactive” support from the international community to deal with the climate change issues noting that nearly 25 to 30 million people of Bangladesh will be uprooted from their sweet homes if there is a one-metre rise in sea level. “Bangladesh cannot handle such a huge uprooted population alone… we need effective and […]

EU, China agree to investment deal

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REUTERS | Published: December 31, 2020 10:31:43 The European Union and China agreed on Wednesday to an investment deal that will give European companies greater access to Chinese markets and help redress what Europe sees as unbalanced economic ties. The agreement was negotiated for nearly seven years and is likely to take at least another […]

EU leaders sign Brexit deal as UK MPs debate ratification

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel show signed Brexit trade agreement due to come into force on January 1, 2021, in Brussels, Belgium December 30, 2020 Reuters Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 2300 GMT on Thursday EU leaders signed their post-Brexit trade […]

Cash support helps climate victims deal with Covid-19 impacts

Cash support helps climate victims deal with Covid-19 impacts

Once Anjoman Ara had a happy life with her parents in Shukherchar area under Hatiya upazila in Noakhali but the mighty Meghna River devoured their homestead forcing them to be displaced. Losing their home due to erosion of the Meghna River in 2008, Anjoman’s family took shelter on an embankment at Borodeill village of Hatiya […]

EU, KU reach post-Brexit trade deal

EU, KU reach post-Brexit trade deal

The United Kingdom and European Union have reached a post-Brexit trade agreement after months of fraught negotiations.  The breakthrough averts a much-feared “no-deal” scenario that would have sparked economic chaos and risked major disruption to the flow of goods and medicines. “Deal is done,” read the statement from Downing Street on Thursday afternoon — swiftly […]

Bangladesh to finalise first bilateral rice deal with India in three years

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Bangladesh is finalising a purchase of 150,000 tonnes of rice from India’s NAFED, the New Delhi-based state agency told Reuters, in what would be the first such bilateral deal in three years after floods in Bangladesh sent local prices to a record high. India, the world’s biggest rice exporter, is offering a steep discount to […]

Gold jumps on US stimulus deal cheer

Gold climbed to a six-week high on Monday, driven by news that US congressional leaders reached agreement on a COVID-19 aid package, while lockdowns in the United Kingdom soured appetite for riskier assets and added to the metal’s support. Spot gold rose 0.9 per cent to $1,896.56 per ounce by 0745 GMT, having earlier hit […]