May 192019
 
Accord gets 281-day extension to work in Bangladesh

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Sunday said Accord, a European agency for factory inspection and remediation, can continue its activities for 281 days from May 8, when a memorandum of understanding was signed between Accord and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in this regard. The BGMEA will form a cell in the …Read more

May 192019
 
Philippines gains investments, more trade after joining BRI

Xinhua, Manila: The Philippines gained “real and actual benefits” from joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Thursday, predicting the Philippines will continue to reap the benefits from China’s initiative. Lopez told Xinhua during a press conference arranged by the Philippine Presidential Communications Operations Office that …Read more

May 192019
 
Bangladesh will restrict import of rice, try to export

Bangladesh Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said that the government would restrict import of rice and try to export it abroad to give relief to farmers. “From the government we’ll restrict import of rice and we’ll definitely take steps in this regard. Import of rice can’t be banned and it will not go …Read more

May 192019
 
Malaysia’s full-year growth forecast maintained at 4.7 pct

Xinhua, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian economists have maintained Malaysia’s full-year growth forecast at 4.7 percent as they foresee the government’s recent stimulus measures will support the country’s economy. Maybank Investment Bank Research said on Friday that measures to stimulate the domestic economy have been rolled out with the central bank lowering the country’s interest rate and …Read more

May 192019
 
Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

AFP, HON KHOI: The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral, hoping for a better season than the last. The work is punishing and the incomes unstable, subject to seesawing demand swayed by foreign imports, …Read more