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4 companies get govt nod

4 companies get govt nod

The government yesterday handed out no objection certificates (NOCs) to four companies to purchase energy efficiency machineries worth Tk 397.16 crore…

No formalin in mangos, expert claims

There is no use or existence of formalin in mangoes in the country but a section of dishonest traders is using calcium carbide for their quick ripening, claims an expert. “Formalin is harmful to health but formalin is not used in mangoes. It’s a matter of satisfaction,” said Prof Dr…

Amu for expanding small, medium industries

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday  underscored the need for expanding the labour-intensive small and medium industries instead of high-tech ones in the country's present context, reports UNB.  While addressing a function marking the inauguration of work on the building of…

Mongla to be economic hub: BEPZA

Mongla Export Processing Zone (EPZ) of southern region would be the economic hub in the country, reports BSS. “Within a short time Mongla EPZ would be the main economic hub of the southern region, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has changed the pace of living of this regions,” Executive…

Nokia announces smart-phones range

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced that its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will be available to buy nationwide in Bangladesh alongside the Nokia 3310 from June. The announcement was made at a press conference held yesterday in…

Workshop to empower fish farmers

A regional workshop on various aspects of strengthening, empowering and sustaining small scale fish farmers association in Asia was held in the capital recently. The workshop was jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) and Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation…

Asia stocks rise, Shanghai recovers from China downgrade

AFP,HONG KONG:  Most Asian markets rose yesterday following a positive lead from the US and Europe, while Shanghai recovered from early selling fuelled by Moody’s decision to cut China’s credit rating on worries about its growing debt mountain. The ratings agency said its downgrade…
Large cap securities push stock markets up

Large cap securities push stock markets up

Stocks maintained upward trend yesterday as the major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges were found rising on higher activities of some…

Moody’s cuts China’s rating on debt fears

AFP,BEIJING:  Moody’s yesterday slashed China’s credit rating for the first time in almost three decades citing concerns about the country’s rising debt and slowing growth, but Beijing rejected the downgrade as “inappropriate”. The move comes as China tries to clean…

Mexico, Canada urge three-way NAFTA talks with US

AFP, MEXICO CITY: Canada and Mexico on Tuesday insisted that an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement demanded by the United States must be negotiated in three-way talks and not bilaterally. The foreign ministers of the two countries discussed common ground ahead of the talks expected…
Southeast Bank elects Vice Chairperson

Southeast Bank elects Vice Chairperson

Duluma Ahmed, has been elected as the new vice-chairperson of Southeast Bank Limited, by the board of directors in its 514th meeting held in the capital…

BREB head for steady power supply in Ramadan

Chairman of the Bangladesh Rural Electricity Board (BREB) Major General Moinuddin Ahmed has appointed 80 officials to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply during the holy month of Ramadan, says a press release.  He made the announcement through a video conference held at the Brig Gen Sabihuddin…

Jump in renewable energy jobs

AFP, ABU DHABI: The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said yesterday. In its “Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2017”, IRENA says the sector employed five…

Singer launches special campaign for Ramadan

Singer has introduced a special campaign ‘Singer Free Kingba Discount Eid Ananda Unbound’ ahead of the month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. Under this campaign Singer is offering free gifts and exclusive discounts on refrigerator, LED TV, air conditioner, furniture and kitchen appliances for…

China’s Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

AFP, KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese auto giant Geely yesterday announced it was taking a 49.9 per cent stake in Malaysia’s troubled Proton as well as a 51 per cent share in British sports car brand Lotus. Proton’s parent DRB-HICOM said the deal would enable Southeast Asia’s first auto brand…
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