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Business-friendly customs law on cards: Muhith

Business-friendly customs law on cards: Muhith

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday said the new customs act will be helpful for building business capability in Bangladesh, if implemented…

Stocks tumble for 3rd straight day

Stocks tumbled for the third straight day yesterday in absence of fresh fund injection while selling of shares for cash dragged the indices further down, reports BSS. The broader index at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) sank into the red at the last week’s close that extended this week in the past…

Reserves hit new height at $26b mark

Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves have soared over $26 billion for the first time on the back of what the central bank says a stable growth in export earning and strong remittance inflow. The reserves registered $26.03 billion yesterday, which is second highest among the country in SAARC…

Chinese commerce minister due Aug 25

Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on August 25 on a two-day visit in Bangladesh to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues between the two countries, reports UNB.  “Yes, he’s coming and will meet senior ministers to discuss the issues of mutual interest…

PM selected by ITU for ICT's award

International Telecommuni-cation Union (ITU) will award Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her contribution towards harnessing the potential of ICT for sustainable development. The ITU secretary general has sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina notifying her of this. ITU selected the Prime Minister…

Govt mulling roadmap to increase tea exports

Aiming to develop the tea sector of the country and boost tea production, the government has undertaken a Tk 967.36 crore draft roadmap for the sector under the Vision 2021 framework, reports UNB. A number of work plans have been included in the roadmap. These include development of the tea gardens…

Airbus signs off record IndiGo deal

AFP, PARIS: Indian airline IndiGo has confirmed an order for 250 A320neo planes, Airbus announced yesterday, the aviation giant's largest ever contract by number. The order is worth some $26.5 billion (24 billion euros) at catalogue prices, and brings to 530 the number of A320 and A320neo medium-haul…

Thai economic growth slows on yuan fall

AFP, BANGKOK: Thailand's economy slowed in the second quarter hit by weak domestic demand and exports, official data showed yesterday, with growth expected to be hampered by China's devaluation of the yuan. Gross domestic product grew 2.8 per cent compared to a year earlier between April and…

Singapore's external trade down 0.8pc in July

BSS/Xinhua, SINGAPORE: Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX), a key gauge of the export performance of the small and highly open economy, declined by 0.8 per cent in July year-on- year, said trade promotion agency International Enterprise(IE) Singapore in a news release yesterday. The decline…

Griffith univ, a2i programme sign deal

In an effort to boost Infor-mation and Communication Technology (ICT) further across the country, Griffith University, Australia and Access to Information (a2i) Programme on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop working partnership on different areas of ICT, reports BSS. Project…

Lenovo plans big for Bangladesh

Bangladesh, with its increasing tech-savvy customer base is now considered as an important part in Beijing-based global tech giant Lenovo’s business plans for the next few years, Anjan Baruah, head of overseas (South Asia) Lenovo, who recently visited the country, told The Independent. According…

Japan economys contraction a blow for Abenomics

AFP, TOKYO: Japan’s economy contracted last quarter, official data showed yesterday, boosting speculation the central bank will be forced to unleash more stimulus as Tokyo’s “Abenomics” growth blitz stumbles. The world’s third-largest economy shrank 0.4 per cent in the…

Qatar to launch major labour reform for migrant workers today

AFP, DOHA: Qatar will officially launch one of its most “significant” labour reforms today to guarantee migrant workers’ wages, but rights groups are concerned over implementation of the new regulations. The Wage Protection System (WPS) aims to ensure that migrant labourers, many working…

Bad roads, low rivers stifle life in northwest DR Congo

AFP, ZONGO: Imagine living in a place bigger than Germany and Belgium combined but with few or flooded roads, broken bridges and unnavigable rivers as your only link to supply lines. Welcome to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s lush Equateur province, which once made multinationals rich and exported…
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