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One card, many rides

One card, many rides

With Dhaka’s first Metro Railway expected to roll out by 2019, the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) has revived its two-year-old plan…
Brexit, Trump top southern 
EU nations summit

Brexit, Trump top southern EU nations summit

AFP, LISBON: Leaders of seven southern European Union nations met in Lisbon yesterday, seeking a united front against Brexit and the new protectionist…

GM moving more than 600 jobs from Canada to Mexico

AFP, OTTAWA: General Motors is shifting 625 jobs from a plant in Canada that makes popular crossover utility vehicles to Mexico, the Canadian auto workers union said Friday. The cuts represent one-fifth of the facility’s workforce and comes less than a year after GM expanded the Canadian plant,…

S and P cuts Turkey debt outlook to negative

AFP, PARIS: The Standard and Poor’s agency yesterday downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to “negative” from “stable” because of a slump of the lira while Fitch cut its sovereign debt to junk. The national currency has dropped 18 percent against the dollar since…
Rare jobs for hard-up French suburban youth

Rare jobs for hard-up French suburban youth

AFP, AUBERVILLIERS:  Maligned by leftist French politicians as a symbol of the jobbing economy, Uber is making inroads in high-rise Paris…

Airlines eye higher fares after post-polls travel surge

AFP, NEW YORK:  Major US airlines are eyeing the potential for higher airfares in 2017 after a boost in post-election corporate travel emerged as a bright spot in the fourth quarter. On Friday, American Airlines became the latest carrier to point to an uptick in business travel after the US…

Tofail urges India to remove barriers to boost bilateral trade

Bangladesh has exported only US$ 689.62 million to Indian markets in the last fiscal year, while the import volume from India was US$ 5695.78 million in the same fiscal, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday. Besides, imposition of antidumping duty on jute goods will also hamper export…
BB to unveil monetary 
policy for H2 today

BB to unveil monetary policy for H2 today

Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Fazle Kabir will unveil the Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the second half (H2) of the financial year 2016-17 (FY17)…

BASIS SoftExpo begins on Feb 1

BASIS SoftExpo, the biggest exhibition in country's information technology industries, will begin at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) here on February 1, says a press release. Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is expected to inaugurate the four-day show. Planning…

Walton’s compressor factory to start operations in March

Walton has set up a compressor manufacturing factory at Chandra in Gazipur with 40 lakh pieces annual production capacity, the company said in a press statement yesterday.  The compressor factory will officially start its operations in March this year. All sorts of works including building infrastructure,…

Rise in soil salinity may cause fall in rice yield: WB

Increase in soil salinity may lead to decline in yield by 15.6 per cent of high-yielding-variety rice and significant changes in the aquatic ecosystems in the Southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh during dry season by 2050, according to recent studies of the World Bank (WB), reports BSS.  The studies…

Oil prices fall on rising US output speculation

Xinhua, NEW YORK: Oil prices fell Friday after data suggested drilling is further recovering in the United States and an increasing US output may follow. The number of US rigs classified as drilling for oil is up 15 to 566 this week, the highest since November 2015, according to data released by…
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