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World Food Day: HEAD TO HEAD

Food security and hidden hunger Shykh Seraj Everyday 17,000 children around the world die of hunger. And 800.5 million live in extreme hunger. The main reason behind hunger is poverty. According to Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, a person needs 2,790 kilocalories a day to stay healthy. Overall, food supply has increased, but due to poor ... Read More »

Is Greece now on the road to recovery?

BBC Online Bailout number three is, more or less, in the pipeline. Another parliamentary vote – after a bad tempered debate – has ticked some more of the boxes required by the eurozone. So what next for Greece? Third Bailout First let’s be clear – that third financial rescue package has still to be negotiated. So much political blood has ... Read More »

BB to announce $500m funds soon for productive sectors

The central bank is set to announce two funds worth US$500 million for attaining maximum economic growth through boosting medium and long-term investment, particularly in productive sectors. Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman is expected to announce the funds while unveiling its first halfyearly monetary policy for the fiscal year (FY) 201516 on July 30 aiming to help real ... Read More »

Greece debt crisis: Parliament debates tough debt laws

BBC Online Greece’s MPs are debating tough economic measures they must approve by the end of the day in order for a eurozone bailout deal to go ahead. The €86bn deal was agreed in Brussels on Monday, even though one of Greece’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, says it does not go far enough. The deal requires Greece to increase ... Read More »

Gap between rich and poor growing

  BBC Online The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says. In its 34 member states, the richest 10% of the population earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10%. There is no standard measure of inequality, but most indicators suggest it slowed or fell during the financial ... Read More »

UK house prices resume upward trend

BBC Online House prices across the UK are resuming an upward trend, according to the Nationwide building society. Between March and April, prices rose by 1% – the largest monthly rise since June 2014. And the annual pace of growth rose to 5.2%, the first time that this measure has risen in seven months. The average house price is now ... Read More »

Army will be deployed from April 26 to April 29: Shahnewaz

Election Commissioner Mohammad Shahnewaz on Tuesday said the army will be deployed from April 26 to April 29 to ensure level-playing field in the upcoming City Corporation elections. The election commissioner said this to journalists at election commission office this afternoon. ” We talked with law enforcing agencies. They said the law and order situation is normal in the country, ... Read More »

Army deployment in city poll!

The Election Commission (EC) in a meeting on today(Monday) took decision on deployment of armed forces during elections of Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad sat in a meeting with all election commissioners   around at 12:00pm today.. A source of EC said that a decision was taken about the deployment of ... Read More »

Germany rejects Greek loan request

BBC Online Germany has rejected a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme, after earlier signs that a compromise was possible. Greek had sought a six-month assistance package, rather than a renewal of the existing deal which comes with tough austerity conditions. But German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said it was “not a substantial proposal for ... Read More »

China cuts interest rates to revive slowing economy

BBC Online The People’s Bank of China is cutting its one year deposit rate to 2.75% from 3.0% to try to revive the flagging economy. The cut, which took the markets by surprise, was the first since 2012, and comes into effect on Saturday. The one-year lending rate will also be reduced from 6% to 5.6%. On Thursday figures showed ... Read More »