US, China to discuss trade deal amid COVID-19 disruption By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 15th August, 2020, 16:24

Washington and Beijing’s January deal represented a partial truce in their months-long trade war

US, China to discuss trade deal amid COVID-19 disruption

Amazon launches online pharmacy in India Amazon launches online pharmacy in India

India's digital health market is forecast to explode from around $4.5 billion in the current financial year to $25 billion by 2025


US suspends private charter flights to Cuba US suspends private charter flights to Cuba

Tourism to Cuba has already been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic


US holds off on threatened tariff hike in EU Airbus fight US holds off on tariff hike in EU Airbus fight

The move comes as the two sides wrestle to put to an end their 16-year trade battle over state aid for Airbus and American rival Boeing


Govt to procure 30,000 tonnes of urea fertilizer Govt to procure 30,000 tonnes of urea fertilizer

The approval came from the 18th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase held today


UK in record recession after economy shrinks 20% in second quarter UK in record recession

The technical definition of a recession is two quarterly contractions in a row


US-Bangla resuming Dhaka-KL-Dhaka flights from Aug16 US-Bangla resuming Dhaka-KL-Dhaka flights from Aug16

The airlines currently operates one international flight a week from Dhaka to Guangzhou


Coronavirus: World's biggest gambling hub in Macau reopens for business World's biggest gambling hub in Macau reopens for business

Asia's gambling hub became a ghost town after coronavirus lockdowns saw a severe downturn in visitors


SoftBank back to black with $12bn profit after record losses SoftBank back to black with $12bn profit after record losses

The fundraising was also intended to reduce the firm's debts and increase cash reserves


Apple boss Tim Cook joins the billionaires club Apple boss Tim Cook joins the billionaires club

Apple's market value has been on the rise following strong results and the upbeat outlook for tech giants


Uber and bKash partner to provide contactless payment options for Bangladeshi riders Uber and bKash partner to provide contactless payment options

Uber and bKash on Monday announced a partnership which will allow Uber riders to pay for their trips using bKash


A K M Delwer Hussain elected vice president of SAFA A K M Delwer Hussain elected vice president of SAFA

The South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) is a forum of professional accounting bodies in the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region of eight nations


Seven more banks add bKash instant money transfer service Seven more banks add bKash instant money transfer service

The opportunity of instant money transfer service from banks’ app and internet banking to bKash account has been increased


US jobs growth slows in July as pandemic takes toll US jobs growth slows in July as pandemic takes toll

The unemployment rate fell to 10.2pc, continuing to improve from the high of 14.7pc seen in April


Bangladesh most suitable place for investment: Chinese entrepreneur Bangladesh most suitable place for investment: Chinese entrepreneur

Chairman of China’s Yabang Investment Holding Group Company Limited Xu Xiaochu said Bangladesh is the most suitable place for investment


David Hagerbro appointed new head  of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh David Hagerbro appointed new head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

David Hagerbro has been appointed as the head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh units


TikTok: Trump administration plans Chinese tech crackdown

Trump administration plans Chinese tech crackdown

The US government argues that such apps harvest the data of US citizens and could be exploited by the Chinese Communist Party, which Beijing has denied


Bangladesh to get 35 billion yen from Japan Bangladesh to get 35 billion yen from Japan

Bangladesh will receive 35 billion Japanese yen (approximately $330 million) from Japan as the two countries


Trade activities at Sonamasjid land port resume Trade activities at Sonamasjid land port resume

Earlier, the port authorities declared four days of holiday from August 1 for Eid


Anthony Levandowski: Ex-Google engineer sentenced for theft Ex-Google robocar engineer sentenced for theft

Levandowski loaded more than 14,000 Google files onto his laptop before leaving the firm in January 2016


Apple starts production of iPhone 11 in India, leaving China behind Apple starts manufacturing iPhone 11 in India

This is the first time Apple has manufactured a top-of-the-line model in India


BP halves dividend after suffering huge losses BP halves dividend after suffering huge losses

The dividend news is another blow for pension funds and private investors who have seen a string of firms cut or halt payouts


Boeing's 737 Max moves closer to flying again Boeing's 737 Max moves closer to flying again

The 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes which killed 346 people


Russian hackers stole trade papers from Liam Fox email Trade documents stolen from UK MP's email

The UK government has said Russians almost certainly sought to interfere in the election through the documents


Textiles industry faces scrutiny after Leicester outbreak Textiles industry faces scrutiny after Leicester outbreak

In total, the city has around 1,500 factories, employing around 10,000 workers


Rawhide collection to drop by 40pc this Eid-ul-Azha Rawhide collection to drop by 40pc this Eid

Rawhide traders estimate that about 60 to 70 lakh rawhide of Cow, Goat and Buffalo might be collected this year. Last year, the number of collected rawhide was about one crore


TikTok's Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch US deal TikTok's owner offers to forego stake to clinch US deal

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app


Jet2 to refund customers returning early from Spain Jet2 to refund customers returning early from Spain

Jet2holidays will also refund unused nights for customers affected by the flight cancellations


GE to provide advanced gas turbine technology for Reliance Bangladesh GE to provide advanced gas turbine technology for Reliance Bangladesh

Meghnaghat, situated near Dhaka, is a strategic location having multiple private sector power plants feeding power to the capital city of Bangladesh


UK car dealer axes 1,800 jobs as virus slams sector UK car dealer axes 1,800 jobs as virus slams sector

Pendragon says in a statement that it would shut 15 dealerships with the loss of 400 employees, and will shed another 1,400 posts to streamline the business


Standard Chartered profits take coronavirus hit Standard Chartered profits take coronavirus hit

Both Standard Chartered and HSBC have faced criticism over their positions on China's actions in the city


Huawei overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales for the first time ever, report says Huawei overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales for the first time ever, report says

The Chinese tech company shipped 55.8 million phones in the three months ended in June, surpassing longtime rival Samsung, which shipped 53.7 million


Bangladesh Railway starts  transporting sacrificial animals Bangladesh Railway starts transporting sacrificial animals

Bangladesh Railway has started transporting sacrificial animals through freight trains ahead of Eid-ul-Azha


Virus-hit Singapore Airlines suffers $800 mn loss in 1st quarter Singapore Airlines suffers $800 mn loss in 1st quarter

The numbers extended the flag-carrier's financial bloodletting after losing Sg$732 million in the 2019 fourth quarter ended March 31, leading to its first-ever annual loss


Boeing reports big loss, hints at more job cuts Boeing reports big loss, hints at more job cuts

The aerospace giant suffered a $2.4 billion second-quarter loss, reflecting the hit from much lower commercial plane deliveries as airlines suspend purchases due to falling consumer demand


Crest Securities’ “fugitive” director Oahiduzzaman arrested Crest Securities’ “fugitive” director Oahiduzzaman held

The investors in the Crest Securities filed the case over embezzling shares and money of stock investors, he said, adding Oahiduzzaman had been in hiding since being accused in the case


Dr SM Mahfuzur appointed as new Janata Bank chairman Dr SM Mahfuzur appointed as new Janata Bank chairman

SM Mahfuzur Rahman played role as chairman at the Investment Corporation of Bangladesh earlier


Bank branches at RMG industrial areas open  on July 31 Bank branches at RMG industrial areas open on July 31

Branches of the scheduled banks in the readymade garments (RMG) industrial areas will remain open on July 31


PMDP helping progressive apple growers in J-K's Anantnag PMDP helping progressive apple growers in J-K's Anantnag

The department has lent a helping hand to an apple grower by giving him high-density apple plants under the PMDP which provides them nets, borewells and other facilities on subsidy

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