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BTRC to audit Banglalink, Airtel early next year

BTRC to audit Banglalink, Airtel early next year

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will carry out information system audit of mobile phone operators Banglalink and Airtel early…
Digital World expects to draw around half million visitors

Digital World expects to draw around half million visitors

Around half a million visitors are expected to visit the four-day Digital World 2017, the country’s largest annual ICT expo, which opens at the…

ADB okays $583m for Reliance LNG terminal, power project

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved debt financing and partial risk guarantees totaling $583 million to develop the Reliance Bangladesh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and power project, reports UNB. The project, which includes a power generation facility to be located…

Muhith seeks more Saudi investments

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday sought more Saudi Arabian investments in infrastructure, power and other sectors in Bangladesh, saying the government is providing all sorts of supports to the investors, reports BSS. “Since 2015, there is an investment friendly environment in the country.…

Stocks see up on large-cap vibe

Stocks saw upward trend yesterday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges were found finishing upward with higher transactions of some large-cap securities, reports BSS. The rising major sectors were engineering, food and allied and bank. A total of 122 securities of the large-cap…

Capital Market Expo begins on Dec 7

A 3-day ‘Capital Market Expo’ begins on December 7 at the Chitrashala Bhaban of Shilpakala Academy aiming to increase awareness among the people about the capital market, reports BSS. Arthosuchak, an online business news portal, is organising the event mainly for creating awareness among…
Maximum 15 SIM cards allowed for one user

Maximum 15 SIM cards allowed for one user

Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Secretary Sarwar Alam yesterday said that a user will now be allowed to use maximum 15 SIM…

Asian tech firms track Wall St losses as US tax boost wanes

AFP, HONG KONG: Tech giants including Samsung and Tencent sank in Asian trade yesterday, tracking a sell-off in their US rivals and dragging most regional markets lower. While investors welcomed news that the US Senate had finally passed controversial tax reforms, the deal must still be reconciled with…

Richmond Fed selects financial consultant as new president

AFP, WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve’s regional branch in Richmond has selected a Harvard-educated lawyer and financial consultant as its new president, the bank announced yesterday, a move that could have immediate implications for interest rates. Thomas I. Barkin, 56, will take on his new post…

Six factors deepening vulnerabilities in Bangladesh: CPD study

Six factors are deepening vulnerabilities in Bangladesh which are the main barriers for the country to attain the core aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - ‘leave no one behind’- by 2030, says a new study of Centre for Policy Development (CPD), reports UNB. The six factors…

China says its ‘open’ internet accounts for a 3rd of economy

AFP, SHANGHAI: China’s digital economy accounts for nearly a third of gross domestic product, according to a report released at an annual cyberspace conference staged by the government to justify its strict internet censorship. Beijing this year has dramatically strengthened its already tight…

Timely funds release demanded to expedite ongoing projects

Secretaries and project directors (PD) have demanded timely release of allocated funds to expedite the implementation of a set of ongoing projects involving an outlay of over Tk 350 crore. The plea was made in a review meeting, chaired by planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, on the progress of 86 projects…

Statoil, partners to spend $5.9b on new Arctic oil field

AFP, OSLO: Norwegian oil giant Statoil and its partners plan to invest 49 billion kroner (nearly 5 billion euros, $5.9 billion) to develop the Arctic Johan Castberg oil field, a cost cut in half compared to initial forecasts. Located about 240 kilometres (149 miles) from the far northern Norwegian town…

Zonta Club raises safety awareness

An initiative was taken at an RMG factory in Rajendrapur to raise awareness on personal safety and employee rights of female workers by Zonta Club of greater Dhaka on Monday, reports UNB. Led by the Club’s president and general secretary, they visited a factory and got to know about its existing…

LG provides donation to 3 organisations

LG Electronics Bangladesh provided financial support to three young social welfare organisations, who are working to bring positive changes in different areas of the country,  reports BSS. They were also recognized as “LG Ambassadors” for their willingness and struggle to work for welfare…

BB-AFI learning programme begins

A five day joint programme began on Monday in the capital for providing a platform for peer learning on practical ways of formulating and implementing infrastructure for Digital Financial Services (DFS) and the role of efficient DFS in the country’s economic growth. Bangladesh Bank (BB) and the…
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