2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

2020 ties with 2016 as world's hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise. Scientists said the latest data underscored the need for countries and corporations to slash greenhouse gas emissions quickly enough to […]

Bangladesh export earnings dip again as COVID second wave continues in US, Europe

Bangladesh export earnings dip again as COVID second wave continues in US, Europe

Abdur Rahim Harmachi, Chief Economics Correspondent, bdnews24.com The country has exported goods worth $3.31 billion in December with a 6.11 percent year-on-year drop and missing the target by 6.13 percent. The drop in the last month of the year also contributed to an overall 0.36 percent fall in exports to $19.23 billion in the first […]

EU avoided chaos, explored new paths in turbulent 2020 yea…

EU avoided chaos, explored new paths in turbulent 2020 yea...

Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked set to remember 2020 as an “annus horribilis.” Instead, a last-minute trade deal with the United Kingdom coupled with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the final days of the year produced a sense […]

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 […]