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  • Ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas a consequence of hate: AI
Factory remediation
accelerates in July

Factory remediation accelerates in July

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced yesterday that during the month of July, 26 additional Alliance-affiliated factories completed all…

CSR policy on the cards

State minister for finance and planning MA Mannan yesterday said the government is planning to create a national council to finalise the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy soon. “CSR is a commonly practiced method in Bangladesh since long. CSR has manifold impacts on socio-economic development,”…

Japan to invest in SEZ, says Tofail

Japan has decided to invest in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday, reports BSS. “A Japanese business delegation will be here soon,” he said after a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Masato Watanabe at his secretariat office. Bangladesh…

Call for boosting TSP services to encourage cleaner production

Speakers at a discussion in the city underscored the need for strengthening the services of Textile Sustainability Platform (TSP) to grow the textile sector on a sustainable and competitive footing and encourage cleaner production, reports BSS. “We should harness the potential of digital technology…

Int’l seminar on global shipping Aug 27

An international seminar on ‘Strategies for Professional Development of Seafarars in Global Shipping’ will be held at Hotel Redisson Blue in the capital on August 27, reports BSS. To be organised by Department of Shipping, the seminar will be attended by Kitack Lim, secretary general of…

Indonesia keen to export coal, LNG to Bangladesh

Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina Suemarno yesterday said that her country is interested to export coal and LNG along with construction of FRSU, reports BSS. “The Indonesian public and private sectors are interested to work in the Bangladesh’s power and energy sector,” she said…

ADB raises $1.25b for climate projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $1.25 billion to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with the issue of dual-tranche 5-year and 10-year green bonds, reports BSS. “ADB is responding to the rapidly growing demand for green bonds with our second dual-tranche…
Apple, global economic data fuel Asia gains

Apple, global economic data fuel Asia gains

AFP HONG KONG:  Strong results from Apple and a fifth straight record close on Wall Street helped fuel further gains for key Asian markets yesterday,…
Diesel at crossroads as Germany’s car bosses, politicians meet

Diesel at crossroads as Germany’s car bosses, politicians meet

AFP, BERLIN:  Bosses of Germany’s powerful car industry and top politicians meet yesterday on the fate of diesel engines, as the sector faces…
Organisational Behaviour 
Emotional intelligence for successful leadership

Organisational Behaviour Emotional intelligence for successful leadership

Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been a subject of discussion in the management circle. Often we hear of the term ‘Emotional Intelligence’…
Kenya may be growing but ‘You can’t eat GDP’

Kenya may be growing but ‘You can’t eat GDP’

AFP, NAIROBI:  The timing was perfect. Two months before Kenya's August 8 vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated the nation's biggest…
Stocks maintain uptrend

Stocks maintain uptrend

The stocks maintained upward trends yesterday on higher transactions. At Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), DSEX finished the day with 14.90 points up at 5,891.16…

Samsung heir takes stand to deny corruption charges

AFP, SEOUL: The heir to the world’s top smartphone maker Samsung took the stand yesterday in his corruption trial, to be questioned by prosecutors about the scandal that brought down South Korea’s last president. It was the first time Lee Jae-Yong, vice president of Samsung Electronics and…

Carmakers struggle to lure US buyers in July

AFP, CHICAGO:  American consumers’ appetite for cars eased significantly in July, as the industry continued to slow from last year’s record pace, according to sales figures released Tuesday. Many car makers posted double digit declines—including General Motors and the US arm of…

S Korea unveils tough measures to control speculative

The new South Korean government under President Moon Jae-in, which was inaugurated on May 10, unveiled its second comprehensive measures to control speculative investment into real estate amid a rapid increase in home prices, reports Xinhua. Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee…

India cuts rates by 25 basis points

AFP, MUMBAI: India’s central bank yesterday cut interest rates for the first time in almost a year, responding to a slowing economy and record low inflation. The Reserve Bank of India said the benchmark repo rate—the level at which it lends to commercial banks—would be cut by 25 basis…

Standard Chartered profits leap 93pc in Q1

AFP, HONG KONG: Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered yesterday said pre-tax profits were up 93 per cent in the first half of the year as it continues to rally after job cuts and restructuring. But it stopped short of paying interim dividends, with chairman José Viñals saying more clarity…
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