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Discounts narrow in top Asia gold hubs as price dip attracts some interest

Physical gold demand limped higher in top Asian hubs this week, with dealers in India easing discounts to the lowest level in six weeks, as a drop in prices saw a little interest return in the ...

Price dip attracts some interest in top Asia gold hubs

Asian markets track US, Europe rout as restrictions return

Asian markets extended the previous day’s losses following another rout in New York and Europe as governments impose new containment measures as they struggle to fight off a second wave of virus ...

Asian markets track US, Europe rout as restrictions return

Asian rice market

Weak demand hits top export hubs, Bangladesh struggles to stock up

Demand for rice from Asian export hubs waned this week, with Bangladesh holding off with imports even as its drive to shore up supplies fell short of targets after floods destroyed crops.

Rice

Sheikh Hasina greets Japan's new prime minister

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday extended her heartiest congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on his appointment as the prime minister of Japan, saying that she is looking forward to working in a ...

A combination of pictures shows Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga

Asia stocks slip as Fed warns of 'uncertain' outlook

Asian markets mostly dropped Thursday following a broadly negative lead from Wall Street after the head of the Federal Reserve warned of an "uncertain" outlook for the US economy and stressed the ...

Asia stocks slip as Fed warns of 'uncertain' outlook

Bangladeshis see soaring GDP, but plunging wellness: ADB Report

People of a country are supposed to remain in happiness when its economy is in good shape. But that is not happening in Bangladesh.

Supply-side contributions
to growth

ADB begins its second stage annual meeting Thursday

The Asian Development Bank will begin the second stage of its 53rd annual meeting of the Board of Governors virtually on Thursday

ADB begins its second stage annual meeting Thursday

Bangladesh to attain targeted GDP growth in FY21: Kamal

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday expressed his optimism that Bangladesh would would again atop other Asian countries in GDP growth attainment this year attaining its targeted 8.1 to 8.2 ...

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal

Virus restrictions threaten Asia economic recovery in 2021: ADB

Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a "swoosh-shaped" recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast Tuesday, but it warned that further restrictions to combat ...

ADB

US-China tensions set to dominate Southeast Asia summit

US-China rivalry is set to dominate discussions as the foreign ministers of 10 Southeast Asian countries begin an online summit Wednesday, with Washington’s top diplomat ready to take aim at ...

Chinese and US flags are set up for a meeting during a visit by US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao at China’s Ministry of Transport in Beijing, China on 27 April.
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