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PM urges businesses to tap marine resources

PM urges businesses to tap marine resources

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the business community to tap the opportunities provided by the government for promotion of their business…

Committee to combat cyber crime on cards

Government is going to form a joint committee comprising law enforcement agencies and Bangladesh Telecommunication Commission (BTRC) to combat cyber crimes.    In this regard, BTRC has recently sent a proposal to the Prime Minister’s Office. BTRC Secretary Sarwar Alam told The Independent…
No bar to regaining GSP as all conditions fulfilled: Tofail

No bar to regaining GSP as all conditions fulfilled: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said there is no barrier to retaining the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) facilities in the US market…

Oil prices dip in Asia

AFP, SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia yesterday following a mixed US petroleum report that showed an increase in reserves but a dip in production. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 14 cents to $46.11 while Brent crude for October slipped 10 cents to $50.40 in afternoon…

Gazette on rules in 10 days, says Chunnu

State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu yesterday said gazette on the rules to implement the new labour law will be published within 10 days, reports UNB. The came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters at his Secretariat office in the capital. The labour law enacted…
Stock ends week flat amid bearish trend

Stock ends week flat amid bearish trend

Stock market ended flat yesterday amid bearish trend that resulted in moderate level of loss to the broader price index at week’s close, reports…
Mass tractor protest in Paris over plunging farm income

Mass tractor protest in Paris over plunging farm income

AFP, PARIS: More than 1,000 tractors rolled into Paris yesterday as farmers attempted to clog up the capital’s roads in protest at their plummeting…

Radio show launched for workers

The International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of the Government of Bangladesh and the Government of Norway yesterday launched a Bangla-language radio show for workers entitled ‘My Labour, My Rights’ featuring workers rights experts, the shows create better understanding of…

Indonesia to cut emission by 29pc

AFP, JAKARTA: Indonesia has unveiled an ambitious new target for reducing carbon emissions, promising to slash its greenhouse gas output by 29 per cent by 2030, the government said Wednesday. The increased commitment by one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will be officially submitted…

Titas Gas gets 1st installment of UNFCCC fund

State-run Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd received 18,364.72 euro as the first installment under a clean development mechanism (CDM) project for reducing green house gas emission, says a press release. This is the first and only CDM project of Danish NE Climate A/S registered with…

RFL unveils MS, GI pipes

RFL has unveiled its two latest world-class pipes, featuring long-lasting, rust protection and high tensile strength, reports UNB. Falcon, a brand of RFL, revealed the pipes-Mild Steel (MS) and Galvanized Iron (GI) recently, said a media release yesterday. These pipes are normally used at construction…

US trade gap drops in July

AFP, WASHINGTON:  The US trade deficit narrowed in July as exports increased and imports fell sharply, led by a decline in consumer goods, the Commerce Department reported yesterday. The trade gap in goods and services was $41.9 billion in July, down from an upwardly revised $45.2 billion in June.…

Dollar gets a lift from upbeat Fed report

AFP, TOKYO: The dollar rose against the yen yesterday, extending its recovery from losses early in the week, as confidence in global markets returned owing to solid US economic data. In Tokyo, the dollar bought 120.40 yen, up from 120.32 yen in New York. The euro was nearly flat at $1.1224 and 135.15…

Canada trade deficit narrows in July

AFP, OTTAWA: Canada's trade deficit narrowed to Can$593 million (US$447 million) in July, the government statistical agency said yesterday. Analysts had forecast a much larger deficit of Can$1.4 billion, after a Can$811 million shortfall was posted in June. Exports increased 2.3 per cent to Can$45.5…
G20 seeks to smooth economic shock waves from China

G20 seeks to smooth economic shock waves from China

AFP, PARIS: World finance ministers and central bankers gather in Turkey this weekend to grapple with the fallout of slowing growth in China, tanking…

Syngenta to sell seed business

AFP, GENEVA: Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta yesterday moved to placate shareholders after it rejected a massive takeover bid by Monsanto, announcing it would sell its vegetable seed business and buy back $2.0 billion worth in shares. Syngenta, which last week saw its share price plunge 18 per cent…
Can diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

Can diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction.But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing…

ECB holds rate steady as focus on inflation

AFP, FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank held its key rates steady yesterday but may have to consider fresh policy measures soon to prevent deflation amid market alarm over the economic fallout from China, analysts said. ECB president Mario Draghi was scheduled to explain the reasoning behind the decision…
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