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UK firm seeks BB intervention to stop money laundering

UK firm seeks BB intervention to stop money laundering

Lancaster Exports Ltd, a British firm, has written to the Bangladesh Bank (BB) seeking the latter’s intervention to stop release of $ 1.1 million…

More local mobile handset assembling plants on way

More local companies are getting ready to set up assembling plants for mobile phone handset with a view to utilising the potential of domestic market, reports BSS. Following the way of Walton, another two local brands “WE” and “Symphony” are working for mobile handset assembling…

Sweden to invest $Ib for smart grid: Nasrul

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said the Sweden government would invest $1.0 billion to introduce the new technology and digitalise the grid for making the system more reliable and efficient, reports BSS. “The government is committed to improve the…

Cabinet body clears 1 lakh tonne rice import from India

The Cabinet Committee on Purchase has approved a proposal of the food ministry to import of one lakh metric tonne of boiled rice from India at a cost of Tk 377.65 crore. The approval was given at the yesterday meeting of the committee held at the secretariat with industries minister Amir Hossain Amu…
Mining giant Rio Tinto, two ex-chiefs charged with fraud

Mining giant Rio Tinto, two ex-chiefs charged with fraud

AFP, SYDNEY: Rio Tinto and two former top executives were charged with fraud by US authorities yesterday, accused of inflating the value of the company’s…

Asia rally ticks along as Tokyo extends surge to 12th day

AFP, HONG KONG: The rally on global markets extended into Asia yesterday after another record on Wall Street, while eyes turn to a key meeting of China’s leadership. The Dow and S&P 500 closed at new all-time highs following solid results from big firms including Johnson & Johnson and…
‘Co-living’ project takes on London housing crisis

‘Co-living’ project takes on London housing crisis

AFP, LONDON: The 10-storey building may look like a hotel, but it is thought to be the world’s biggest large-scale house-share, offering modest…

Norway solar firm signs 2.5b-euro deal with Iran

AFP, TEHRAN: Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest 2.5 billion euros in the country over the next five years. “Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal) and this is proof that we have…

Stocks perform mixed on large cap securities

Stocks performed mixed yesterday with major indices finishing flat on higher activities of some large cap securities despite decline in the daily transactions, reports BSS. The rising major sectors were pharmaceutical and chemical, textile and engineering. A total of 122 securities of the large-cap…

Sri Lanka suffers sharpest monthly drop in worker remittances

AFP, COLOMBO: Sri Lankan workers in the Middle East sent back fewer dollars in August, the sharpest monthly drop yet owing to adverse economic and geopolitical conditions in the region, its central bank said yesterday. Remittances declined by a record 10 per cent to $556.6 million, compared with $618.3…

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs

AFP, LAGUNA BEACH, US: Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai said Tuesday he expects to boost US jobs by expanding the Chinese firm’s e-commerce platform - not by hiring American workers. Tsai, speaking at a California tech conference, made the comments to follow up on a headline-grabbing…

Boeing could rebut Airbus deal with new plane, partner

AFP, NEW YORK: Bombardier’s alliance with Airbus creates new hurdles for Boeing, but the US giant could respond by deepening its collaboration with Brazil’s Embraer and launching a new aircraft, analysts say. The surprise deal with Airbus was designed to let Bombardier proceed with its C…

UK firms to flee if no Brexit deal by Xmas: Stock market chief

AFP, LONDON: More British finance firms will move business to EU countries if Britain fails to hammer out a post-Brexit transition deal by the end of the year, London Stock Exchange chief Xavier Rolet warned yesterday. "Unless on this side of Christmas a credible announcement is made, then my understanding…
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