YANGON/DHAKA Temporary factory closures and layoffs have already begun to hit low wage workers across Asia as quarantines and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains linked to China.
* Low-paid workers especially vulnerable to economic
DHAKA Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told Reuters on Wednesday.
DHAKA Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 were confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard official said.
DHAKA, Feb 10 Energy traders Unipec and Vitol
have won a tender to supply Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) with
up to 1.06 million tonnes of oil products in the first half of
2020 after placing the lowest offers, two BPC officials said on
DHAKA Bangladesh will offer farmers a cash subsidy worth 15% of rice exports in a bid to compete with rivals and protect farmers struggling with low prices, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak said on Wednesday.
DHAKA, Jan 29 Rohingya refugees reacted with
surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would
provide formal education to their children, two and a half years
after they were forced to flee Myanmar.
DHAKA Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.
THE HAGUE/COX'S BAZAAR, Bangladesh The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes. | Video
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON Rohingya Muslims celebrated a decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to protect them, hovering over mobile phones in refugee camps to watch the first legal victory since a military-led crackdown drove them from their homes.