China exports shrink most, raising global risks

China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy in 2019

India is Modi to spend $4.2b in fertilizer subsidies to win farmers heart

India is likely to overshoot its fertilizer subsidy bill for this financial year by 300 billion rupees ($4.2 billion), three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, and

Murray to make career decision next week

Andy Murray said he would make a decision on further surgery that could end his career "within a week" after battling to a gutsy, epic five-set defeat in the Australian Open on

Teachers strike for higher pay affects 640,000-student system

More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay walked off the job in the second-largest US school system on Monday, union officials said, leaving hundreds of thousands

‘No job growth in RMG sector’

The country’s recent economic growth has failed to accelerate growth in creating new jobs, an economist has observed. In a Prothom Alo OpEd piece, Rezwanul Islam has noted that

Shakrain: A jewel in the crown of Old Dhaka traditions

In the mazelike streets of Old Dhaka, the rooftops of high-risesdisplay a show unlike any other. Starting with the iconic kite flying in the afternoon, the festival, marking the

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