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Bangladesh prepares to cope up with global change: State minister

Bangladesh prepares to cope up with global change: State minister

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday said the government is taking preparation to cope with the emergence of Fourth Industrial Revolution…

Demand for protection policy for SMEs gains ground

Some civil society organizations (CSO) and human rights activists have said that the government should ensure the interest of the state by formulating a domestic protection policy for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) before introducing e-commerce to the country. They were speaking at a seminar titled…

JS body seeks report on solar panel price hike

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Disaster Management and Relief Ministry yesterday strongly recommended to submit a detailed report containing logical grounds behind increasing prices of solar panels and the activities of Idcol Company, reports BSS. The recommendation was made in the 19th meeting…

Tk 39 per kg price fixed

The government has decided to procure 3 lakh tonnes of Aman rice at Tk 39 per kg from the local markets in the upcoming season. The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting of food planning and monitoring committee (FPMC) held at the food ministry yesterday. Among others, Finance Minister…

NBR receives 14 lakh returns

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) received over 14 lakh returns as deadline for filing of tax returns by individual taxpayers ended yesterday, reports BSS. Tax offices across the country witnessed a rush of taxpayers who gathered at their respective tax zones to complete their tax returns filing on…

Strike halts export-import activities at Benapole

Export and import between Bangladesh and India through Benapole land port came to a halt as Indian truckers went on an indefinite strike yesterday, reports UNB. They stopped carrying imported goods demanding unconditional release of an Indian truck, which was seized 15 days back after firearms were…

NBR gets copyright of ‘Tax ID Card’

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has won the copyright of 'Tax ID Card', a creative innovation of the revenue authorities to honour taxpayers in the country, reports BSS. The copyright office of the Cultural Affairs Ministry granted the NBR the exclusive rights for use and distribution of…

Shreehatta Economic Zone to be opened by 2018

Shreehatta Economic Zone (SEZ) is expected to be opened for setting up industries by 2018 as land development is going on in full swing, reports BSS. "BEZA has already allocated land to six companies for industrialization in the zone," Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) Executive Chairman…

Stocks close week down

Stocks finished the week down yesterday with falling trends of all major price indices at Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges as the daily transactions declined amid volatility in large-cap securities, reports BSS. The broader DSEX of the DSE finished the week with 15.65 points down at 6,306.86. The…

UAE hopeful of OPEC decision ‘good for the markets’

AFP, VIENNA:  The United Arab Emirates energy minister said on the eve of a meeting of OPEC and its allies on extending an oil production cap that he is hopeful a deal will be reached. “I am optimistic that this group of committed countries will come up hopefully on Thursday with a decision…

US economy sees fastest growth in three years in Q3

AFP, WASHINGTON: The US economy posted its fastest growth in three years in the third quarter, indicating a broad-based expansion is gaining momentum, according to official figures released Wednesday. The revised data surpassed President Donald Trump’s three percent target for the second time…

Alibaba betting on long-term gain from eSports investment

AFP, BARCELONA:  The booming eSports industry may not yet attract the sponsors and television rights of real life sports, but Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba believes it is only a matter of time before its bet on competitive video gaming comes up big. Alibaba’s sports arm Alisports…

ECB warns on Bitcoin bonanza

AFP, PARIS: The vice-president of the European Central Bank on Wednesday expressed concern about the relentless rise in value of the virtual currency Bitcoin and the potential risk accompanying the trend. “It’s a very particular asset, it’s a speculative asset by definition looking…

S Korea raises interest rate for first time in six years

AFP, SEOUL:  South Korea yesterday lifted interest rates for the first time in more than six years, citing a strong economic recovery, and possibly leading the way for similar actions from other Asian central banks. The hike comes on the back of a series of upbeat readings on Asia’s number…
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