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  • PM prefers unchanged cabinet ahead of election
  • Have no desire to contest polls or to get any state post: Dr Kamal
  • Rohingya repatriation efforts could start early 2019: Malaysian FM
  • Quader rejects Oikyafront’s demand
  • US to continue call on Myanmar for safe return of Rohingyas: Wells
Teesta Ltd signs deal with PDB for 200-MW solar plant in Gaibandha

Teesta Ltd signs deal with PDB for 200-MW solar plant in Gaibandha

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Teesta Solar Limited (TSL) and TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co Ltd…
Tamabil Land Port begins full fledged operations today

Tamabil Land Port begins full fledged operations today

Tamabil Land Port (TLP) is going to be commissioned as a full fledged land port from today raising the tally of land ports to 23. Finance minster AMA…

India’s exports to Bangladesh hit 13pc growth in FY17

After a subdued show for two consecutive years, India’s exports to Bangladesh reported a robust growth in 2016-17. The growth is attributed to a significant rise in export of equipment and high-value machinery for project implementation in Bangladesh, reports The Hindu Business Line. According…

Mannan for digital finance interoperability

Stressing the need for introducing interoperability of digital financial services (DFS), State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan said it would increase client benefits and facilitate competition based on product innovation and diversification, reports BSS. DFS will also boost the growth of…

DCCI publishes tax guide

National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman said the NBR and the business community are committed to work together to fulfill revenue collection target of the current fiscal year (FY18), reports BSS. “We are working for creating a tax payer friendly, easy, timely and overall business…

E-procurement begins

The World Bank is providing $55 million for the $60 million Digitising Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project. (DIMAPPP). The main objective of the project is to improve overall public procurement management in the country.   The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Implementation…

Exposition on Bangladeshi medicines in Turkey Nov 15

A seminar and an exhibition on Bangladeshi pharmaceutical products will be held in Ankara in Turkey on November 15, reports UNB. The seminar titled “Pharmaceutical Industries in Bangladesh and Potential of Cooperation between Bangladesh and Turkey” will start at JW Marriott Hotel around…
European Central Bank to chart end to easy money

European Central Bank to chart end to easy money

AFP, FRANKFURT AM MAIN: European Central Bank governors are expected yesterday to begin weaning the eurozone off the high doses of support they prescribed…

‘Debt and low growth hobble South Africa’

AFP, CAPE TOWN: South Africa faces mounting debt and a widening fiscal deficit, the finance minister said Wednesday, as he cut the country’s growth forecast in a pessimistic mid-term budget statement. Malusi Gigaba told parliament in Cape Town that “the period ahead is not going to be an…
Far from harpoons, whales star in Iceland ecotourism boom

Far from harpoons, whales star in Iceland ecotourism boom

AFP, FAXAFLOI BAY: Iceland’s whales have traditionally ended up as steaks on a plate. But times are changing, and as tourists stream to the North…
Swiss man admits spying on Germans

Swiss man admits spying on Germans

AFP, FRANKFURT AM MAIN: A Swiss man accused of spying on German tax officials admitted to the espionage operation yesterday, and told a court he acted…

Stocks close week mixed

Stocks closed the week yesterday mixed at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges. The broader DSEX of DSE closed the day with 16.73 points up at 6,018.26. The blue-chip DS30 and Shariah DSES also closed down with 7.99 points fall at 2,173.89 and with 7.41 points fall at 1,316.48. The day’s trade…

Ford earnings rise on lower taxes

AFP, NEW YORK: Ford reported a jump in third-quarter profits yesterday on lower tax expenses as strong US sales of pickups and SUVs lifted results in North America. Net income for the quarter ending September 30 was $1.6 billion, up 63.4 per cent from the year-ago period. Revenues rose 1.4 per cent…

Saudi crown prince backs rollover of oil output cuts

AFP, RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom supports extending a deal by oil producers to cut crude output beyond March next year. "Of course," he said in an interview with Bloomberg News published yesterday when asked if Riyadh will back an extension of the deal struck…

Spain jobless queue shortens thanks to tourism

AFP, MADRID: Spain’s jobless queue shortened once more in the third quarter, official figures showed yesterday, as seasonal work boomed during the country’s thriving tourist summer. Unemployment in the period from July to September stood at 16.4 per cent, down from 17.2 per cent in the previous…

Barclays anks soaring quarterly profit

AFP, LONDON: British bank Barclays yesterday logged soaring third-quarter net profits, buoyed by the absence of restructuring and mis-selling charges -- and by improving UK profitability despite looming Brexit. However, Barclays' shares tanked more than six per cent on news of struggling trade at…

Six in Dutch court over ‘bitcoin drug money laundering’

AFP, ROTTERDAM: Six men accused of laundering hundreds of thousands of euros, allegedly by reselling bitcoins paid for by illegal drugs sales, appeared in a Dutch court on Wednesday. Prosecutors have asked judges to impose sentences ranging from six to 36 months on the suspects. As part of an international…
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