EURUSD 1.1069|1.1072 : GBPUSD 1.5609|1.5612 : USDJPY 123.58|123.61 : USDCHF 0.9613|0.9616 : USDCAD 1.2927|1.2930 : EURJPY 136.79|136.82 : EURCHF 1.0642|1.0645 : GBPJPY 192.87|192.94 : GBPCHF 1.5005|1.5012 : GOLD 1095.07|1095.67       Japan Retail Sales Rise 0.9% In June       Seoul Shares Open up 0.71 Pct      Tokyo's Nikkei Share Average Opens up 0.48 Pct at 20,425.69      South Korean Won Opens Onshore Trade at 1,161.0 Per Dollar Vs 1,164.9 at Previous Close      *Japan Large Retail Sales -0.3% On Year In June       *Japan Retail Sales +0.9% On Year In June       Japan Jun Retail Sales Yy Decrease to +0.9 % (fcast 0.5 %) Vs Prev 3.0 %      Boj: Current Account Balance at 227.2 Trln at End of Day      Boj: Banks' Reserve Balance at 174 Trln at End of Day      Japan Retail Sales On Tap For Wednesday    

Banking

Bank’s NOP limit increased by 11% in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bank increases the net open position (NOP) limit of commercial banks for holding foreign exchange in order to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market stable

Stocks

Bangladesh’s stocks return to green

Bangladesh’s stocks return to green as DSEX, key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, gains by 21.89 points and CSCX, Selective Categories Index of port city bourse, rises 60.44 points

Apparel

Bangladesh forms panel for Swan Garment workers' pay

Bangladesh's junior labour minister Mujibul Haque Chunnu has said that a committee has been formed to take steps to clear the dues of Swan Garments workers

Health

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

BD in Global Media

Positive turn in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) decision to drop its demand for the formation of a caretaker government under whose charge parliamentary elections would be held, offers a fresh opportunity to resolve an extended political deadlock

Offbeat

These families live amid the dead in peace

The children sit in tently, heads buried in their books. The dimming light of the evening does little to deter them from doing their homework. So does the fact that under the slabs they are sitting lies a body

Education

HSC exams results on August 9

Results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 9, says Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday

Science &Tech

Google drops its Google+ requirement across all products

Google has finally announced the Google+ news that everyone has been waiting for: Your Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all Google products.