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Trump exempts hundreds of companies from steel tariff

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (AP): Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tonnes of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect US manufacturers and jobs, according...

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'Pran Dairy Hub and potential dairy sector'

Dr Hiresh Ranjan Bhowmik, Director General of the Department of Livestock Services, Md Muniruzzaman, Executive Director of Pran Dairy Limited, and other guests seen at a roundtable on 'Pran Dairy Hub and potential dairy sector' organised by the Pran Dairy Limited at its dairy complex at Shahjadpur in Sirajganj on...

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Mexico unveils $5.5b rescue plan for ailing Pemex

MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 (AFP): The Mexican government said Friday it would bail out ailing state oil company Pemex with $5.5 billion in additional funds this year - though that falls short of what analysts say the firm needs.The money - a mix of cash, tax benefits, pension fund support...

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UK retail sales bounce back in January

LONDON, Feb 17 (BBC): Retail sales bounced back sharply in January, rising by 1.0 per cent on the previous month, official figures showed.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods sold rose by 1.0 per cent, after falling by 0.7 per cent in December, with discounts in...

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