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  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 3,163 new cases, 33 more deaths
  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 3,163 new cases, 33 more deaths
  • Flood situation worsens in Brahmaputra basin
  • Warrant issued against Shahed in embezzlement cases
  • Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19: WHO
  • Global Covid-19 pandemic: Small businesses around the world struggle to survive
  • Regulators await prospective Bangladeshi coronavirus vaccine’s trial result
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Qatar keen to invest in LNG, power generation sectors

Qatar keen to invest in LNG, power generation sectors

Qatar has expressed ‘keen desire’ to invest in Bangladesh in the LNG and power generation sectors against the backdrop of recent success in…
Michael Foley made CEO, Yasir Azman deputy CEO of GP

Michael Foley made CEO, Yasir Azman deputy CEO of GP

In a major decision, Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s largest telecoms operator, yesterday announced changes to its top management positions with Michael…

ESCAP projects 6.8 per cent growth for Bangladesh

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has projected that Bangladesh would achieve 6.8 per cent GDP growth in the current fiscal year of 2016-17 against the government's target of 7.2 per cent, reports UNB. The ESCAP also forecast that the country's GDP…

77pc RMG factories meet Accord requirements

The overall remediation progress rate of safety issues identified in initial inspections reported or verified as fixed has reached 77 per cent, says Accord in its May issue. Remediation is close to completion at more than 400 Accord factories which have completed more than 90 per cent of the remediation.…

Higher tax on tobacco products demanded

Two anti-tobacco organsiations PROGGA and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) yesterday proposed to raise tobacco taxes with a view to getting higher revenue and saving the lives of many people in the country, reports UNB. They also urged the government to reduce tax slabs of cigarettes to prevent tax…
Asia markets rise on US jobs data, euro dips after Macron rally

Asia markets rise on US jobs data, euro dips after Macron rally

AFP, HONG KONG:  Asian and European markets mostly rose yesterday following a Wall Street rally as dealers cheered a strong US jobs report, but the…

Dutch paintmaker AkzoNobel brushes off new takeover bid

AFP, THE HAGUE:  The world’s leading paintmaker AkzoNobel on Monday snubbed a new takeover bid from US-based rival PPG, saying it still glossed over the Dutch company’s true value. “The PPG proposal undervalues AkzoNobel, contains significant risks and uncertainties, makes no…
Outcry at Moscow plan to raze 
thousands of communist-era flats

Outcry at Moscow plan to raze thousands of communist-era flats

AFP, MOSCOW: Valeriya Yevseyeva and her husband Alexei bought a flat last year in a five-storey brick building near a Moscow park where they love to cycle.…

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK newspapers

Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press, reports BBC. The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of 10 things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine. They include checking…

EU finds ‘fantastic’ progress

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Pierre Mayaudon yesterday said the next review meeting on Sustainability Compact will focus on what needs to be done in the days to come as ‘fantastic work’ has been done since its adoption, reports UNB. “This is a very important meeting.…

GST scheduled for July 1 rollout

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is on schedule for implementation from July 1 and will not lead to any significant increase in prices of goods although cost of some services may see a marginal hike, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday, reports PTI. Hailed as the biggest tax reform since India’s…
ICAB gets new secretary

ICAB gets new secretary

Major General (retd) Muhammad Imrul Quayes, ndc, psc has been appointed as secretary of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), a…

Bank Asia boosts core banking with Oracle

Bank Asia recently selected Oracle to help modernise its core banking operations and gain more rapid operational insight, faster online banking and better support for future growth, a press statement said yesterday.  The move is part of the bank’s commitment to using cutting-edge technology…

China’s April exports rise but slow from March

AFP, BEIJING: Chinese exports rose for the second consecutive month in April, official data showed yesterday, boosted by improving global demand, but at a slower pace than in the previous month. Exports were up 8.0 per cent year-on-year to $180 billion, while imports were up 11.9 per cent at $142 billion.…

Tesla to expand global charging networks in 2017

US electric car maker Tesla announced it plans to expand the scale of its global charging networks this year to save charging time for drivers, reports Xinhua. Tesla said it will significantly expand its public charging networks to provide convenient charging services for drivers during long distance…
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