Israel has charged past the U.S. and New Zealand to emerge as the world's best place to be a woman entrepreneur after Covid-19 shook up the annual rankings.
Asia is key for garment manufacturing and many jobs in the region will be at risk in countries that are dependent on the export economy.
More than $2.6 billion worth of orders in Bangladesh's garment sector has been canceled and new cancellations are coming up, according to the country's commerce minister.
Global cases of infection rose above 530,000 and around 24,000 people have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The U.S. has emerged as the best place globally to be a woman entrepreneur, narrowly topping New Zealand, according to a new report from Mastercard.
Technology has made it easier than ever for individuals to boost their earnings with profitable side-gigs.
At 27, Ankiti Bose is already the CEO of online shopping site Zilingo, and on course to become the first Indian woman to co-found a $1 billion start-up.
A cyclone barreled into eastern India, bringing down trees and power lines and "extensively" damaging the tourist town of Puri.
India has evacuated more than a million people living along its east coast ahead of an extremely severe cyclone that is due to make landfall on Friday afternoon, government officials said.
"This is one of New Zealand's darkest days," said the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.
Bangladesh told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that it cannot take any more refugees from Myanmar, some 18 months after more than 700,000 mainly Rohingya Muslims started pouring across the border fleeing a military crackdown.
Under sanctions imposed by the United Nations, North Korea is heavily restricted in its imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products.
A Bangladeshi passenger on a Dubai-bound flight who threatened to blow up the plane and tried to force his way into the cockpit was carrying a toy gun and no explosives, police said on Monday.
The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 70 on Thursday, a fire official said, and could keep climbing as fire fighters combed the wreckage of the destroyed building.
Bangladesh's central bank sued a Philippine bank on Thursday to recoup losses it suffered when unidentified hackers stole $81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York nearly three years ago.
In recent months, countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone have either canceled or backed away from previously negotiated commitments to the Belt and Road Initiative.
Data firm Wealth-X highlights the top 10 countries for people who have $1 million to $30 million.
When it comes to minting new millionaires, opportunities abound in some surprising places, according to a new report from research firm Wealth-X.
A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world's largest cyber heists.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party won Bangladesh's election with a thumping majority, the country's Election Commission said early on Monday, giving her a third straight term following a vote that the opposition rejected as rigged.