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  • Death toll in Sri Lanka serial blasts hits to 290
  • Death toll in Sri Lanka serial blasts hits to 290
Karnaphuli tunnel project approved

Karnaphuli tunnel project approved

The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday endorsed the much anticipated construction of multi-lane road tunnel under Karnaphuli…
Atiur stresses bank’s role for empowering poor

Atiur stresses bank’s role for empowering poor

Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman opened the first-ever banking fair yesterday, calling for spreading a message - ‘Bank is not only the treasury…

US lauds Bangladesh progress

The United States has appreciated the progress so far made by Bangladesh on Sustainability Compact and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Plan of Action. The US side also recognised the huge potential Bangladesh possess, and expressed optimism that US investors will come forward to explore the…

Bangladesh needs more FDI for 7th five-year plan: Rizvi

Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi yesterday said the country needs enhanced flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to implement the government’s 7th five-year plan and asked the private sector to join hands with the government to attract the FDI, reports BSS. “Without…

Stocks close flat as turnover declines

The key share price indices at the country’s twin bourses -- Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) -- dropped for consecutive two days yesterday as turnover declined, reports BSS The DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) finished the day 11.05 points down at 4574.05…

Oil prices up in Asia ahead of OPEC meeting

AFP, SINGAPORE: Oil prices climbed in Asia yesterday before a meeting of the OPEC oil cartel and a report on US commercial crude inventories which will let traders gauge demand in the world’s biggest oil consumer. Analysts said the impact of comments by the Saudi Arabian oil minister, that his…

Rolls-Royce plans ‘major restructuring’

Engineering group Rolls-Royce has said it will give details of a “major restructuring” of the business later, reports BBC. Chief executive Warren East, who took the reins in July, said his changes would “simplify the organisation, streamline senior management, reduce fixed costs”…

Dollar rises

AFP, NEW YORK: The dollar rose yesterday at the start of a holiday-shortened week packed with economic reports expected to show improvements that could support a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month. Around 2200 GMT, the euro stood at $1.0636, compared with $1.0641 at the same time Friday.…

China proposes firm to fund projects in Europe

AFP, SHANGHAI: China is proposing a financial firm to fund projects in central and eastern Europe, Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday, extending the Asian giant’s global reach as it flexes its economic muscles. Beijing scored a major diplomatic success earlier this year when it set up the Asian…
German business confidence unfazed by Paris attacks

German business confidence unfazed by Paris attacks

AFP, BERLIN: German business confidence bounced back in November as Europe’s top economy shrugged off global uncertainty and the deadly jihadist…
Tahiti pearls mainstay of French Polynesian economy endangered

Tahiti pearls mainstay of French Polynesian economy endangered

AFP, VAIRAO: The black pearl of Tahiti is at the heart of French Polynesia’s economy but is now highly vulnerable to climate change, and its fragile…
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