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Online gateway to 
boost businesses

Online gateway to boost businesses

Bangladesh introduced online trade gateway, the first of its kind in South Asian countries, to serve the business community with one-stop point of information…

12 SoEs deprive govt of over Tk 153cr in revenue

The government has lost out on Tk 153.53 crore in revenues over the past five years as 12 state-owned enterprises (SoEs) did not make the requisite payments to the Customs authorities while importing goods, flouting Custom Procedure Codes (CPCs) and making false declarations to the Chittagong Customs.…

Thailand Week 2016 begins Wednesday

A four-day trade show, titled ‘Thailand Week 2016’, begins here on Wednesday, aiming to help expand trade relations between the two countries. Reports UNB. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand and Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka will jointly…
Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy

Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy

AFP, ASHGABAT:  Pensioner Anna Kovalyova, 63, would struggle to make ends meet on her pension worth $250 if it was not for the subsidies from the…

RBI chief seeks ‘new rules’ for central banks

AFP, NEW DELHI:  India’s central bank chief on Saturday said “new rules of the game” were needed for monetary policy-making, arguing that greater oversight was crucial in an increasingly integrated global economy. Respected central banker Raghuram Rajan proposed a traffic light-style…
The robot humanoid receptionist

The robot humanoid receptionist

AFP, BERLIN: In a hotel not in a galaxy far, far away, a robot bids you welcome as you pull into the driveway. Another hands out the keycard to your room,…
Iron ore surges as 
speculators weigh in

Iron ore surges as speculators weigh in

AFP, SHANGHAI:  With a huge global steel glut and slowing demand in China, an enormous recent spike in the price of iron ore has left analysts scratching…

Stock mixed amid lower trade

Stock market opened week mixed yesterday amid lower trade when the broader index fell at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), but rose marginally at Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), reports BSS. The two selective indices at DSE also showed positive trend at the first session of the week. The broader DSEX index…

Jute output likely to go up: DAE

A robust growth in jute production is expected this season due to farmers’ easy access quality seeds, transfer of know-how from the agriculture extension department (DAE) and fair price for couple of years, official sources said, reports BSS. DAE sources said they have set a target of harvesting…

British finance minister flags budget cuts

AFP, LONDON: British finance minister George Osborne warned Sunday of further spending cuts to come in the government budget to be unveiled this week. The chancellor of the exchequer said he needed to find savings by 2020 equivalent to 50 pence in every £100 the government spends. “The world…

Pakistan trade deficit worsens to $15.1b

PTI, Islamabad: Pakistan’s trade deficit worsened to USD 15.1 billion in the first eight months of the ongoing fiscal year, despite steep decline in global crude oil prices and duty-free status of its exports to the European markets. The trade bulletin on Friday released by Pakistan Bureau of…
NRBC Bank gets new DMDs

NRBC Bank gets new DMDs

Shafiet Wahed and Kazi Md Talha have been promoted as deputy managing directors of NRBC Bank recently, the bank said in a statement yesterday. Wahed started…

China to allow more foreign investment

Xinhua, BEIJING: China will further ease foreign investors’ access to service and high-end manufacturing sectors, Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng said yesterday. Sectors of finance, education, culture and logistics will be opened wider to foreign capital, and restrictions on high-end manufacturing…

India regulator gets tough on ‘wilful defaulters’

AFP, NEW DELHI: India's market regulator on Saturday announced a clampdown on "wilful defaulters" as the government tackles mounting bad bank loans, days after tycoon Vijay Mallya left the country owing more than $1 billion. Under Indian law, business-owning individuals or firms can be…
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