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NRBs urged to set up manufacturing 
industries in Bangladesh

NRBs urged to set up manufacturing industries in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Atiur Rahman on Wednesday said that almost all industrial sectors in Bangladesh are open for investment by non-resident…

Demand for sacrificial animals can be met locally: Traders

There won’t be any shortage of sacrificial animals as the local cattle markets have been ensured of adequate supply from domestic sources to meet the demand for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, said cattle traders and livestock officials in Chittagong. The traders, however, informed that the prices might…
Telcos asked to submit subscribers’ info to EC

Telcos asked to submit subscribers’ info to EC

The telecommunication ministry yesterday asked the mobile phone operators to start submitting subscribers’ information to NID wing of Election Commission…

Bangladesh holds potential as preferred FDI destination

Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr Gawhar Rizvy, yesterday said that Bangladesh is turning out to be one of the most preferred destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) as there is no break in policy continuity at the government level. He was speaking at a plenary session of leading…
Expo on industrial building begins

Expo on industrial building begins

A three-day long ‘Bangladesh Industrial Building Innovation Summit and Exposition’ with a view to promoting sustainable, environment-friendly…

BRICS countries call for closer trade ties

XINHUA, DUBAI: Diplomats and business executives from BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—agreed on Wednesday that the emerging markets can retain growth momentum by developing their economies and expanding trade ties. Speaking at the first BRICS forum held in Dubai,…
Stock ends week positive on rising participation

Stock ends week positive on rising participation

Stock market ended week positive yesterday after showing moderate volatility in most of the trading sessions. The benchmark price index of the Dhaka Stock…

China to launch new crude oil benchmark

AFP, SINGAPORE: China plans to launch a yuan-denominated international benchmark for crude oil futures this year aimed at the Asian market, an industry source said yesterday. The contract will be traded at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) and will be a price reference for medium sour…

Qatar cabinet backs changes to controversial labour law

AFP, DOHA: Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar has agreed changes to its controversial “kafala” sponsorship system for foreign workers, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, state media reported on Wednesday. At its weekly meeting, the cabinet backed draft legislation and took…

Dell to invest over $125b in China

AFP, SHANGHAI: US computer giant Dell yesterday said it will invest more than $125 billion in China over the next five years to show its "long-term commitment" to one of its key markets. Dell has previously announced big investment plans in China, saying in 2010 that it was eyeing a $100 billion…

Kuwait signs $385m solar energy project

AFP, KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait signed a contract worth 116 million dinars ($385 million) with Spain’s TSK Group yesterday for a 50 megawatt solar energy project as part of its renewable energy drive. The oil-rich Gulf state has a multi-billion-dollar plan to meet 15 per cent of power demand from renewables…

Australia jobless rate falls to 6.2pc

AFP, SYDNEY: Australian unemployment eased in August, official data showed yesterday, providing a lift to the government with the economy hit by a China growth slowdown as it moves away from a massive resources investment boom. However, analysts suggested the ongoing weakness in the wider economy, and…
China producer prices slump

China producer prices slump

AFP, BEIJING: China’s factory gate prices fell at their fastest rate in six years in August, the government said yesterday, as Premier Li Keqiang…

France to reform labour law by mid-2016: PM

AFP, PARIS: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday parliament would vote next year on reforms to simplify France’s “overly complex” labour law and get more of the 3.5 million unemployed back into work. But the government faces an uphill struggle to convince unions and workers…

IMF warns deficit could erode Saudi reserves

AFP, DUBAI: The International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday that Saudi Arabia’s growing budget deficit could rapidly erode its reserves unless it adapts to slumping oil prices by adopting a host of painful reforms. “With the large decline in oil prices, the fiscal deficit has increased…
Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

AFP, SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is bolstering its money-pumping iPhone line while looking to dive deep into businesses with iPads and dominate living rooms…
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