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  • 13th span of Padma Bridge installed
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  • Vegetable prices go down, chicken, fish prices high
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Commercialisation of solar home system needed

Commercialisation of solar home system needed

A study of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) suggests how to reduce the subsidy in solar homes systems (SHS) further  considering…
Doha Bank opens Dhaka 
representative office

Doha Bank opens Dhaka representative office

Doha Bank QSC, one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar, in line with its international expansion strategy, has formally launched its…

Deal with JICA on metrorail route 1 likely in January

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the formal process to sign a deal with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for constructing the 37-km long Metrorail Route-1 will be completed in January, reports UNB. A high-profile JICA team will visit Bangladesh on January…

BPC inks deal with Chinese co to set up single-point mooring project

The Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) yesterday signed a deal with China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) to set up a single-point mooring (SPM) project with a double pipeline for the state-run Eastern Refineries Ltd (ERL). To be built in the Bay of Bengal, SPM is an infrastructure from which petroleum…
Donors to extend collaboration for workers’ safety

Donors to extend collaboration for workers’ safety

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) along with some major donors is extending collaboration with the government to improve further the working…

United Enterprise selected for 100MW Jamalpur project

United Enterprise and Company Ltd has been selected by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) as the highest bidder for 100MW Jamalpur project. The single bidder’s price was US$ 0.113196 cent per unit. Jamalpur project is capable of producing 100MW power electricity supply.  According…

Coordinated efforts to implement SDGs stressed

Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday stressed the need for a concerted effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, reports UNB. “The present government is pledge-bound to implement Sustainable Development Goals. As Bangladesh…
Russia privatises 19.5pc of oil giant Rosneft: Kremlin

Russia privatises 19.5pc of oil giant Rosneft: Kremlin

AFP, MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Wednesday said that Russia had finalised a deal to privatise 19.5 per cent of state-owned oil giant Rosneft. Rosneft chief…

Japan cuts GDP growth for third quarter

AFP, TOKYO: Japan’s third-quarter GDP was weaker than thought with a 0.3 per cent expansion, revised data showed yesterday, as slack corporate spending held back the world’s number three economy. The latest figures were lower than an initial estimate of 0.5 per cent growth in the July-September…
Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

AFP, PAYERNE: Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday…
China exports snap losing streak on weaker yuan

China exports snap losing streak on weaker yuan

AFP, BEIJING: Chinese exports beat expectations in November, a positive sign for the global economy, but analysts warned yesterday of an uncertain outlook…

Move on to export bandwidth to East Asian countries

A Singaporean Telecommunication Company is working to connect Bangladesh with five East Asian countries through undersea cable for bandwidth sharing, reports BSS. The initiative would require no cost from Bangladesh, rather pave the way for the country to export its unutilised bandwidth, said officials.…
Stocks remain buoyant

Stocks remain buoyant

The major price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) reached yesterday at about two-year high which was 14-month high in the last session of previous week,…

Chinese firm scraps German tech deal after US block

AFP, BEIJING: A Chinese company yesterday said it had scrapped plans to purchase German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron after US President Obama blocked the deal on security concerns. The Chinese government-backed Grand Chip Investment said its offer could no longer be fulfilled after Washington…

Britain eyes Central America ties post-Brexit

AFP, GUATEMALA CITY: As part of Britain's push to boost international prospects post-Brexit, a junior foreign minister is traveling to Central America and Mexico next week on a trip to emphasize free trade. Joyce Anelay, minister of state under Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, will start off in Guatemala…

National VAT Week begins today

National VAT Week begins to with a slogan “VAT Dichchhe Janogan, Desher Hochchhe Unnayan”, reports BSS. In observance of the week, National Board of Revenue (NBR) will bring out a colourful rally from NBR’s Segunbagicha officer premises, NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman told journalists…

Starbucks to add 12,000 cafes globally

AFP, NEW YORK: US coffee giant Starbucks outlined plans Wednesday to add 12,000 cafes globally by 2021, including a group of new premium stores that will showcase rare coffees and gourmet food. The store expansion includes previously-announced plans to add more than 5,000 stores in China, a market that…

Palli Sanchay Bank Bill, 2016 passed

The Jatiya Sangsad yesterday passed the "Palli Sanchay Bank (amendment) Bill, 2016" with the objectives of motivating the rural poor and underprivileged people in savings, empowerment of women along with increasing their skill, and creating village organizations for economic and social development,…

Global consortium buys majority of UK gas business

AFP, LONDON: Companies from Australia, China and Qatar have purchased a majority stake in the gas distribution business of Britain's National Grid, the group announced on Thursday. The international consortium, led by Australian investment bank Macquarie and including sovereign wealth funds from…
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