Cross-border bank claims increased by $431 billion, or 6% year on year, in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020, bringing the outstanding stock to $35.6 trillion at end-2020.
Asia’s economic growth to rebound to 7.3% in 2021, says ADB
Developing Asia’s economic revival is underway, supported by a healthy global recovery and progress on vaccines. The region’s growth is forecast to rebound to 7.3% in 2021, moderating to 5.3% in 2022.
The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone
Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone.
Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges ‘concerning’
Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that allegations of racism made earlier this week by Prince Harry and Meghan were “concerning” and would be addressed privately by the royal family.
Mushtaq’s death: Fakhrul says it’s a ‘state-sponsored murder’
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the killing of writer Mushtaq Ahmed was “carried out by the state”.
Hasina’s convoy attack verdict reflects govt desire, says BNP
Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – BNP on Thursday alleged that the government’s desire has been reflected in the lower court’s verdict in a case filed over the attack on Sheikh Hasina’s convoy in Satkhira in 2002. “Awami League has indulged…
Israel is non-democratic apartheid regime, says rights group
Embassy spokesperson rejects ‘false claims’ in a report that alleges policies perpetuate supremacy of Jews over Palestinians Israel is not a democracy but an “apartheid regime” that enforces Jewish supremacy over all the land it controls, a leading domestic rights…
Taposh is not fit to be mayor: Sayeed Khokon
Dhaka, Jan 9 – Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has lost all his credentials to remain in the post, according to his predecessor Sayeed Khokon.
Georgia Polls Chief Says Trump Plain Wrong About Vote Fraud
U.S. President Donald Trump is “just plain wrong” about election irregularities in Georgia, the state’s top elections official said Monday after he rebuffed Trump’s plea over the weekend to find enough ballots to upend his pivotal 11,000-vote loss in the…
Mild cold wave over Bangladesh may continue, says Met office
Dhaka, Jan 2 – A Mild cold wave which is sweeping over the regions of Srimangal, Naogaon, Dinajpur, Tetulia,Dimla, Rajarhat and Chuadanga may continue.
Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’
Washington, AP/UNB, Nov 07 – Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to be a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify” a nation gripped…
‘It’s good to be home,’ says Markle as she finds her voice in US
Meghan Markle said Friday she was pleased to be back in America, where she plans to speak out against racism and campaign for positive change in her home country.
‘I am good to go far for the justice’, says Shipra Debnath
Dhaka, Aug 11 – Stamford University student Shipra Rani Devnath, one of the companions of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed, in a Facebook post expressed her determination to continue fight for justice.
Pakistan skipper Azhar says England series ‘not over yet’
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali insisted there was all to play for following a dramatic three-wicket loss to England in the first Test at Old Trafford, where his side were “one punch away” from victory.
Mild heat wave sweeping over Bangladesh, Met offfice says
Dhaka, Aug 03 – A mild heat wave is sweeping over parts of the country including Dhaka, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said Monday.
ISPR says Sarwardi declared persona non grata in cantonments
Dhaka, July 19 – Bangladesh Army on Sunday clarified its stance over Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardi, Bir Bikram, and said he was declared persona non grata in all cantonments and its areas on April 10, 2019.
WHO says Mideast at ‘critical threshold’ in virus numbers
The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown measures.
Ozil’s wages won’t influence selection, says Arteta
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists unhappy Mesut Ozil will not be selected just because he has a huge salary.
Microsoft chief says EU ‘most influential’ on tech rules
Microsoft president Brad Smith on Tuesday said Europe was the global leader on setting rules for big tech, two years after the EU implemented the GDPR, its landmark data privacy law.
Virus cases top nine million, says WHO
Global coronavirus infections topped nine million on Monday as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia said it would allow a “very limited” number of pilgrims to the hajj next month.
Trump says Bolton will pay ‘big price’ over memoir
Washington, June 21– Donald Trump said Saturday his former national security advisor John Bolton would pay a “big price” for what the president described as an illegal tell-all memoir.
Wear masks in public, says WHO in new coronavirus advice
The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult.
Trump says US ‘terminating’ relationship with WHO
President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus.
Multi-millionaire says: Covid-19 is business case to tax the rich
By Djaffar Shalchi COPENHAGEN, May 28 2020 (IPS) – For the past few decades, many big corporations and very wealthy individuals have operated according to the myth that they are “self-made”, that their success owed nothing to anyone else.
China says US at brink of starting new cold war with Beijing
By VOA News China says some “political forces” in the United States have taken bilateral relations hostage and are pushing the world’s two biggest economies towards “a new Cold War.”
Archer says Smith blow made him think of Hughes
Jofra Archer said memories of the late Phillip Hughes came into his mind after he bowled a 92 mph bouncer that concussed Australia star Steve Smith during last year’s Ashes.
Madonna says she has had COVID-19
Madonna said Thursday she has had the coronavirus and that it was why she had to cancel a concert in Paris in February, though she is not currently sick.
Trump says coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor
US President Donald Trump has described the coronavirus pandemic as the “worst attack” ever on the United States, pointing the finger at China.
Shoaib Akhtar says would coach any nation- even India
Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said he is ready to coach fast bowlers from any country — even if an offer from arch-rivals India came his way.
Trump says US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of year
President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.