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Monitoring lab to be set up soon: BTRC

Monitoring lab to be set up soon: BTRC

Against the backdrop of dissatisfaction of mobile phone subscribers on quality of services (QoS), Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)…
First ever BEXIMCO Pharma ABBC 
Business Award held in Australia

First ever BEXIMCO Pharma ABBC Business Award held in Australia

Australia Bangladesh Business Council (ABBC) recognised the success of Bangladeshi business community and their outstanding business achievement in Australia…

WB to fund $ 250m

The World Bank has expressed its desire to finance the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) project as it has been designed to help smooth journey between Gazipur and Dhaka Airport which would take only 20 minutes, reports BSS. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this to the journalists after…

Ministers to meet in Bali to discuss employment

Representatives from about 35 countries throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states, will meet in Bali, Indonesia next week (6-9 December) to discuss issues affecting employment and the world of work. The 16TH Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) is being organised by the International…

Blue economy cell kicks off today

To explore the country's bay area for natural and mineral resources, the government has recently formed a Blue Economy Cell under the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD). Nasrul Hamid, state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources will inaugurate the cell today.  The cell…

Governor for maintaining transparency in banking sector

Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir yesterday underscored the need for maintaining transparency and integrity in banking sector to face the upcoming challenges and make the banking services more popular among the common people, reports BSS. "Banking and financial sectors of the country are facing…
Trump threats may not stop US offshoring of jobs

Trump threats may not stop US offshoring of jobs

AFP,  NEW YORK: President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to retaliate against US companies planning to shift operations overseas constitute a…

EU, IMF ‘going in circles’ on Greek debt relief

AFP, BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers meet today as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund for it to back their bailout programme for Greece. The IMF played a key role in two massive rescues for Greece but baulked at a third in 2015, worth…
Spanish seek to recover properties seized in Cuban revolution

Spanish seek to recover properties seized in Cuban revolution

AFP, MADRID: When Arturo Gonzalez’s father fled Cuba half a century ago all he could take with him on the flight to Madrid was a suitcase with his…

OPEC deal boosts Iran budget

AFP, TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani presented his budget yesterday, with OPEC’s decision to cut production helping to boost its expected oil revenues. Rouhani’s 2017-2018 budget is based on oil prices of $50 per barrel, up from $40 last year, with a focus on unemployment,…

Stocks open week flat

Stock markets opened week flat yesterday as major indices finishing slightly down and daily transactions declining on cautious buying, reports BSS. The broader DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the opening session 0.73 points down at 4822.29 when the blue-chip DS30 followed it to finish…

GP Accelerator Demo Day held in capital

Grameenphone Accelerator yesterday hosted a Demo Day for the second batch of graduates of the program, at the GPHouse in Bashundhara area of the capital. The five startups of the GP Accelerator program – BuzzAlly, Socian, Cramstack, Ghuri, and CMED – presented their business ideas at the…

Workshop on new VAT law begins

A seven-day workshop on "New VAT Law and Income Tax" began yesterday at the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) in the capital, reports BSS. Bangladesh Tax Training Institute (BTTI) organised the workshop aimed at providing necessary knowledge about new VAT law and income…

Malaysian trade expo begins in capital Dec 9

A three-day trade expo and seminar on bilateral business prospects between Bangladesh and Malaysia will begin in the capital on December 9, a press statement said yesterday. The Malaysian Association of Indian Women Entrepre-neurs and Professionals, known as WiE, and Malaysia External Trade Development…

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

AFP, LAGOS:  Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say.  Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said in a government video posted on Twitter on Friday that the pipeline would "go along the…

Seminar on denim trends to be held on Thursday

A seminar on trends in the denim industry will be held at Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel in the capital on Thursday where denim expert Amy Leverton will be present as the key speaker, says a press release. The seminar is being organised by Bangladesh Denim Expo and  by its founder Mostafiz…
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