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  • Chawakbazar fire virtually repeats 2010 Nimtali tragedy
  • UK deeply saddened over Dhaka fire
  • BNP blames govt's irresponsibility for Chawkbazar fire
  • Shamima not a Bangladeshi citizen; no entry for her: Dhaka
  • Provide proper treatment to Chawkbazar fire victims: PM
  • probe body formed over Chawkbazar fire
  • Death toll jumps to 81 in Chawkbazar fire
NBR plans special drive to identify potential taxpayers

NBR plans special drive to identify potential taxpayers

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has planned conducting a special drive initially in the posh areas of the capital city of Dhaka to identify potential…

5 trade bodies for cancellation of increased gas, power tariffs

Five trade bodies in steel and cement manufacturing sector yesterday demanded that the increased gas and power tariffs be rescinded as it will hit the industries hard, reports UNB. The demand came from a joint press conference of Bangladesh Auto Re-Rolling and Steel Mills Association, Bangladesh Steel…
Bangladesh-Japan trade volume to reach $ 4b in 3-4 years: Tofail

Bangladesh-Japan trade volume to reach $ 4b in 3-4 years: Tofail

Terming Japan as the most trusted partner of Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said the current volume of Bangladesh-Japan trade relationship…

Pakistan cuts interest rates to 42-year low

AFP, KARACHI: Pakistan’s central bank Saturday reduced interest rates to a 42-year-low of six per cent, after inflation fell dramatically. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced it had cut rates to six per cent from 6.5 per cent. Inflation came down to 3.6 per cent in July-August from 8.4…
Stocks gain marginally

Stocks gain marginally

Key share price indices at the country’s twin bourses --Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)--witnessed slight gain yesterday,…

World on edge as US Fed weighs rate increase

AFP, WASHINGTON: The possibility that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates for the first time in over nine years this week has injected new levels of anxiety in the global economy. With markets still in turmoil from China’s downturn and sensitive to any added uncertainty, calls from…

China releases state-owned company reform guidelines

AFP, BEIJING: China yesterday unveiled broad reform guidelines for state-owned companies aimed at making them more globally competitive and increasing transparency in a powerful sector of the world’s second-largest economy. The guidelines, issued by the ruling Communist Party and the State Council,…

Germany slams eurozone deposit insurance plan

AFP, LUXEMBOURG: Germany’s powerful finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday sharply criticised an EU proposal to create a common deposit-insurance system for eurozone banks. “We have to make sure not to put the cart before the horse,” the influential minister said on the sidelines…
China grapples with risk of 
economic hard landing

China grapples with risk of economic hard landing

AFP, SHANGHAI: When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sought to reassure business leaders that the world’s second-largest economy can avoid a hard landing,…

India escapes the worst of emerging markets misery

AFP, NEW DELHI: Three years ago India was the weakling of the emerging markets clan, politically stagnant and struggling to grow—but as gloom engulfs other developing economies, the subcontinent is enjoying a moment in the sun. Brazil and Russia lie deep in recession and South Africa is teetering…
Rat race over Scandinavia’s 
household waste

Rat race over Scandinavia’s household waste

AFP, OSLO: Norway and Sweden are locked in a tug-of-war over dozens of lorries that cross the border each day carrying loads of precious cargo: garbage.…
‘Made in Iran’ cars face boycott campaign at home

‘Made in Iran’ cars face boycott campaign at home

AFP, TEHRAN: A campaign to boycott “substandard and expensive” Iranian-made cars has fired up social media in the Islamic republic, where…
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