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Why Hun Sen needs China now more than ever

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) chats with China’s Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, January 22, 2019. Photo: AFP/Ng Han Guan Why Hun Sen needs China now more than ever Pending US and EU sanctions threaten to sink Cambodia’s economy. Will China come to the […]

The grand delusion of modern money Andrew Sheng As the world goes through messy divorces in Brexit and the US-China trade relationship, there is considerable angst about whether we are moving into a period of disorder. This month will witness whether these relations can be patched up, but it is already clear that Brexit will […]

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s special envoy on Myanmar Bob Rae on Tuesday stressed the need for productive initiative to resolve the Rohingya crisis as talks on the matter were yet to show any success. ‘Talks are underway but we don’t know whether they’ll be successful,’ Rae said after a meeting with foreign minister AK […]

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The European Union has rolled out a new €205 million programme to strengthen the education sector in Bangladesh. ERD Secretary Monowar Ahmed and EU Head of delegation in Dhaka Ambassador Rensje Teerink signed a deal on the financing in Dhaka on Tuesday. The 28-nation bloc said the new programme operates through a budget support modality […]

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Defending Champions Rangpur Riders will take on Dhaka Dynamites in the second qualifier of the sixth Bangladesh premier League with the last spot in the final up for grabs at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur today. The match will start at 6:30 pm and will be televised live at GTV and Maasranga TV. Dhaka clawed […]

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File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader Dhaka Tribune The Awami League leader made the statement at a press briefing at the party president’s political office in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Tuesday Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir […]

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File photo of Mujibul Haque Chunnu Dhaka Tribune Expressing concern over the deaths in the road accidents, the opposition has asked the government to take a stand on the issue during the first session of the 11th parliament, on Tuesday Jatiya Party (JaPa) MP Mujibul Haque Chunnu has raised the question in parliament and recommended […]

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Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or Hungary or Turkey Nisha Bellinger, Boise State University and Byunghwan Son, George Mason University Democracy is at risk worldwide. And the economy may be, too. Seventy-one out of the world’s 195 countries saw their democratic institutions erode in recent years, according to the 2018 year-end […]

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