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Preliminary contract signed with China Railway Group

Preliminary contract signed with China Railway Group

The government has initiated a mega move to set up new broad gauge railway lines from Dhaka to Jessore via Padma Multipurpose Bridge to connect the country's…
Oil falls back under $40 a barrel

Oil falls back under $40 a barrel

Oil prices have fallen below $40 a barrel after Saudi Arabia said it would freeze production only if other major producers did the same, reports BBC.…
BB re-fixes price of commemorative gold coins

BB re-fixes price of commemorative gold coins

Bangladesh Bank (BB) re-fixed the price of commemorative gold coins which was imprinted by the central bank marking International Mother Language Day-2000,…

Dollar struggles ahead of US jobs report

AFP, TOKYO: The dollar struggled yesterday as markets focus on US jobs data later in the day, after the Federal Reserve chief threw cold water on hopes for an imminent rate hike. The payrolls report will give a key clue about the state of the world's top economy, with a strong reading likely to…

Alibaba makes play for growing e-sports sector

AFP, SINGAPORE: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will kick off a global e-sports tournament this month, with big prize money up for grabs, as the Internet powerhouse makes a play for the fast-growing industry. Alibaba signed an agreement this week with Singapore-based social networking firm YuuZoo to…

Britain raises minimum wage

AFP, LONDON: Britain's Conservative government raised the minimum wage by 7.5 per cent on Friday in a move denounced by critics as largely symbolic in an era of state austerity. Around 1.8 million employees will benefit from the National Living Wage (NLW). Workers aged 25 and over will now earn…
Japan leads Asia market losses after business survey

Japan leads Asia market losses after business survey

AFP, HONG KONG:  Tokyo stocks plunged yesterday to lead losses across Asian stock markets after a closely watched survey showed confidence at Japan’s…
Manufacturing expands for first time in 9 months: China

Manufacturing expands for first time in 9 months: China

AFP, BEIJING:  Chinese factories ramped up activity in March for the first time in nine months, official data showed Friday, offering a positive…
Tata Steel sale underscores woes at India groups one-time star

Tata Steel sale underscores woes at India groups one-time star

AFP, MUMBAI:  Shockwaves rippled through British industry this week after Tata Steel said it would sell its UK business, marking a sobering failure…
First day on the job for Japans nervous new recruits

First day on the job for Japans nervous new recruits

AFP, TOKYO:  Hundreds of thousands of Japanese started their first day on the job yesterday in an annual ritual born from the country’s fast-disappearing…
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