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Asian markets swing as dealers battle uncertainty By AP | Last Updated: 23rd January, 2019, 13:21

The mood remains cautious, with the rally that has characterised the start of the year stuttering owing to a slowing Chinese economy

Asian markets swing as dealers battle uncertainty

Inflation slightly eases to 5.35pc in Dec Inflation slightly eases to 5.35pc in Dec

"The general point-to-point inflation rate slightly eased to 5.35 percentage point in December last," says Planning Minister MA Mannan


UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019 UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019

The UN forecasts that China's economic growth will slip to 6.3 percent in 2019


Rice price sees falls sharply in city market Rice price sees falls sharply in city market

Price of coarse variety rice including ‘shawrna’, china and Irri sold at Taka 38-42 per kg while it was Taka 38-44 in last week, TCB price index shows


China to provide RMB 500m to Bangladesh; deal signed China to provide RMB 500m to Bangladesh; deal signed

High officials of the Embassy of China in Dhaka and senior government officials were present during the signing ceremony


Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committee Wall Street wary on the House finance committee

Wall Street is trying to figure out the goals of the Democrats


Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopes Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopes

Bloomberg also reported Friday that Beijing had offered to eliminate its soaring trade surplus with the United States in five years


Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade hopes Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade hopes

  Asian markets rallied Friday as another broadly positive week drew to a close, with investors…


10 pc GDP growth achievable in 5 years: Experts

10 pc GDP growth achievable in 5 years: Experts

According to the Prime Minister’s recent statement, Bangladesh will be a middle-income country in 2021


Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

The government has appointed a three-member committee to negotiate the deal


Pound rises after 'meaningful' Brexit vote Pound rises after Brexit vote

The vote opens up a range of outcomes, including no deal, a renegotiation of Mrs May's deal, or a second referendum


Hong Kong stocks recover at open Hong Kong stocks recover at open

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.84 percent, or 220.29 points, to 26,518.62


US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Following extended closures in 1995 and 2013, the US economy continued to grow while stock markets mainly went sideways


China powers up electric car market China powers up electric car market

China is both the biggest manufacturer and the biggest market for cars globally


Chinese businessman arrested in Poland for spying Chinese businessman in Poland spy arrest

Huawei has faced scrutiny over alleged links to China's intelligence services


How much has the shutdown hit the US economy? How much has shutdown hit US economy?

The fight has closed parts of federal agencies since 21 December and is on track to be the longest government shutdown in US history


Saudi Arabia vows to slash oil exports after price slide Saudi Arabia vows to slash oil exports after price slide

Benchmark Brent crude climbed back to $60 per barrel on Wednesday for the first time in several weeks


Govt signs $250 million deal with WB to create inclusive jobs Dev policy-operation agreement signed with WB

The Programmatic Jobs Development Policy Credit -- the first of a series of three planned operations -- will help Bangladesh build a stronger policy


World Bank warns of 'darkening skies' for global economy World economy faces 'darkening skies'

The Bank's forecast for the global economy is expansion this year of 2.9% and 2.8% in 2020


Energy sector to get priority this time: Nasrul Hamid Energy sector to get priority this time: Nasrul Hamid

The junior minister suggests that the officials should not feel hesitation in making any decision


Samsung warns of profit drop as chip demand slows Samsung warns of sharp profit drop

The firm forecasts operating earnings of 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.7bn; £7.6bn) for the last three months of 2018


Kamal expects near 8.5pc GDP growth in FY19 Kamal expects near 8.5pc GDP growth in FY19

Mustafa Kamal is exchanging views with officials of the finance ministry at his secretariat office after taking oath as the finance minister


Bangladesh 41st largest economy in 2019: Cebr Bangladesh 41st largest economy in 2019: Cebr

The country was 43rd position since last year


Iran approves anti-money laundering bill Iran approves anti-money laundering bill

Iran is alone with North Korea on the FATF’s blacklist — although the Paris-based organisation has suspended counter-measures since June 2017


Global stocks soar on dovish Fed Global stocks soar on dovish Fed

Bourses in Paris, Frankfurt and London all surged at least two percent, also boosted in part by the US momentum


US adds huge 312,000 jobs in December; unemployment rises to 3.9% US adds 312,000 jobs in December

The unemployment rate ticked up by two-tenths of a point to 3.9 percent, but that was due mostly to more workers joining the job hunt


US team to visit China for trade talks Jan 7-8: Beijing US team to visit China for trade talks Jan 7-8: Beijing

Word of the meeting follows small signs of progress — and the absence of new threats from Trump


Colombia coca production: US 'deeply concerned' by rise

US and Colombia vow to cut coca production

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the two countries would try to reduce coca production by 50% by 2023


Global markets in worst year since 2008

Global markets in worst year since 2008

US-China trade woes and slower global growth are among issues blamed for the poor showing


Hong Kong ends tough year with gains after Trump hails trade progress Hong Kong ends tough year with gains

Washington and Beijing imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods in total two-way trade earlier this year


Italy budget: Parliament passes budget after EU standoff Italy passes budget after EU standoff

The value of its concessions is understood to be a little more than €10bn (£9bn)


US markets mixed after turbulent week US markets mixed after turbulent week

The moves marked a relatively calm end to a wild week of trade, in which US indexes rallied sharply after plunging on Monday


Asian markets meek after global turbulence Asian markets meek after global turbulence

Over the year, Tokyo’s bellwether index has lost more than 10 percent


Asian stocks post gains following Wall Street's rebound Asian stocks post gains following Wall Street's rebound

The dollar eased to 111.04 yen from 111.37 yen late Wednesday


Trump blasts US central bank again over rate hikes Trump blasts US central bank again over rate hikes

The stock market malaise comes with Trump refusing to sign a budget bill to keep the government funded as he demands money for a US-Mexico border wall


Trump savages Federal Reserve as stock plunge worsens Market slide worsens as Trump savages Fed

The turmoil comes amid a partial government shutdown, US-China trade tensions


US share buybacks at records despite congressional griping US share buybacks at records despite congressional griping

Critics often blame the 2017 tax cut championed by President Donald Trump, which he billed as a tool to boost economic growth


UAE to deposit $3 bn in Pakistan central bank UAE to deposit $3 bn in Pakistan central bank

Pakistan is facing a widening balance of payments crisis


BSDB adopts measures to strengthen silk sector BSDB adopts measures to strengthen silk sector

Many grassroots people are putting in their best efforts to attain success in sericulture through boosting local yarn production


US stocks suffer worst week in a decade US stocks suffer worst week in a decade

It is the biggest weekly percentage drop since August 2011 while the Nasdaq's 8.36% decline is the sharpest since November 2008

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