The first tropical cyclone in the Northern Indian Ocean this season, Tropical Cyclone Mahasen, made landfall northwest of Chittagong, Bangladesh, at about 6am UTC on Thursday, May 16.
Five dead as cyclone Mahasen could cause heavy rain and widespread flooding.
Clothes retailers have agreed some important steps to help improve health and safety at Bangladesh's factories.
A fire at a knitwear plant in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has killed at least eight people and injured 10 others.
Axa revenues grew 3% to €28.9bn ($37.8bn) in the first quarter of 2013.
More than 620 dead bodies have been recovered after the horrific building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The European Union could remove certain conditions of its trade preference scheme with Bangladesh following awful building collapse incident.
The British clothing store Primark has offered to pay compensation to the victims and families of victims after one of its supplier's factories collapsed killing hundreds.
Clothing retailer Primark has confirmed that one of its suppliers occupied space in the building which collapsed in Bangladesh on 24 April.
The collapse of an eight-storey building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has left 149 people dead and more than 1 000 people injured.
A new initiative from Japan and the Asian Development Bank could make crop insurance a viable option for Bangladeshi farmers.
The International Finance Corporation has bought a 10% stake in Bangladesh insurer Green Delta after the government opened up the market to foreign investors.
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Bangladesh is to allow unlimited foreign investment in shares of insurance companies.
State-owned United India Insurance Company plans to enter the Middle East and several South Asian countries owing to the large number of non-resident Indians living in these areas.
States in many high growth countries are shouldering the burden of excessive natural catastrophe losses due to low levels of insurance penetration, Lloyd’s has warned.
Sadharan Bima Corporation, Bangladesh's only state-owned reinsurer, has put a cap on its liabilities following a host of recent disaster losses.
Malaysia's government has promised to take a hard line on employers that flout rules on insuring foreign workers.
The Bangladesh Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority is to revive commission for general insurance business against premiums.
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