Coronavirus crisis affects Bangladesh’s beekeepers, honey collectors

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industry Corporation (BSCIC) will provide full support to beekeepers and mowals for collecting honey during the coronavirus crisis.

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Singapore ramps up rooftop farming plans

Singapore on Wednesday announced new measures to accelerate local food production as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts global supply chains, including a plan to turn car park rooftops in public ...

Comcrop CEO Peter Barber shows vegetable seedlings at his rooftop hydroponics farm at an industrial estate in Singapore 17 May 2019.

Bangladesh among 6 nations urges global partners to honour terms of contracts

Six countries, including Bangladesh, has urged global brand companies, retailers and traders to carefully consider all potential impacts on workers and small businesses in the supply chain while ...

Bangladesh among 6 nations urges global partners to honour terms of contracts

Virus may spark 'devastating' global condom shortage

A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world's top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of ...

Virus may spark 'devastating' global condom shortage

Asian markets down as traders fret over virus

Most Asian equities retreated Wednesday after a two-day rally as investors closely track developments in the coronavirus crisis, while the oil market continued to fluctuate ahead of a crucial ...

Asian markets down as traders fret over virus

Tour operators incur loss of Tk 15b in 3 months

The country’s tour operators incurred nearly Tk 15 billion loss in last three months and they fear the amount will hit Tk 60 billion by the end of this year as tourism sector has been affected most ...

Tour operators incur loss of Tk 15b in 3 months

Coronavirus nips flower trade

The flower villages of Narayanganj have also been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and the colours have faded away from the people's lives

Picking marigolds in better times

India eases malaria drug export ban after Trump threat

India announced Tuesday a partial lifting of a fresh export ban on a malaria drug seen as a potential coronavirus treatment, after US President Donald Trump hinted at "retaliation"

Medical staff members of a government-run medical college collect swabs from people to test for coronavirus disease in Ernakulam in the southern state of Kerala, India.

Asian shares cautiously gain on virus hopes

Asian stock markets rallied for a second day on Tuesday, and riskier currencies rose, buoyed by tentative signs the coronavirus crisis may be levelling off in New York and receding in Europe

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks near an overpass with an electronic board showing stock information, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China 17 March 2020.
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