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Big boost in ICT sector awaits

Big boost in ICT sector awaits

Bangladesh is going to witness some milestone developments in 2018, which will be a big boost for the country’s telecommunication, information technology…

Country’s economy to grow despite all odds: FBCCI

Irregularities in credit management in banking sector, Rohingya influx and the floods in the last year will continue to keep overall economy under pressure this year, says the president of the country’s apex trade body, reports UNB. But at the same time Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce…
S Arabia and United Arab Emirates introduce VAT for first time

S Arabia and United Arab Emirates introduce VAT for first time

Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time, reports BBC. The 5 per cent  levy is being…

Disability no obstruction but challenge: Palak

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday said disability is not any obstruction anymore, but a challenge so create opportunities for them. “Physically challenged people just need specialised training and support from person, family and state. With these, they can change the…

Remittance inflow crosses $13,000m in 2017

The inflow of remittance has crossed US $13,000 million in the just-concluded 2017 as the flow has been increased during the last couple of months, reports BSS. According to the Bangladesh Bank (BB) latest data, expatriate Bangladeshis have sent $6,935.72 million during July to December period in 2017…

Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has said, reports BBC. Mr Wallace said firms such as Facebook, Google and YouTube were too slow to remove radical content online, forcing the government to act instead.…

Make reforms while sun shines on world economy: Lagarde

AFP,PARIS:  International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has urged France and other countries to push through reforms “while the sun is shining” on the global economy. In an interview with France’s Le Journal du Dimanche published Sunday Lagarde said the strength of the…
Stocks start new year with positive nod

Stocks start new year with positive nod

Stock markets opened on Sunday with positive nod as many of the major indices of the both Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)…

Muhith leaves for Thailand today

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is set to leave here for Thailand today a four-day official tour, reports BSS. During his tour in Bangkok, Muhith will hold a meeting with his Thai counterpart Apisak Tantivorawong at the office of the Ministry of Finance tomorrow. After wrapping up his tour,…

Spain says Catalan crisis cost ‘1b euros’

AFP, MADRID: Spain’s foreign minister claimed yesterday that the Catalan independence crisis had cost the country “a billion” euros as fallout from the turmoil continued to hamper growth in the wealthy region. Luis de Guindos said slowdown in growth in Catalonia, which accounts to…

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

AFP, BEIJING:  China’s com-plete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing’s efforts to rein in what was once the world’s largest market for illegal ivory. “From today... the buying and selling of elephant ivory and goods…
Helal Uddin new BKB MD

Helal Uddin new BKB MD

Mohammad Helal Uddin has been promoted as the managing director (MD) of Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) yesterday, the bank said in a press statement. Prior…
Mominul Islam re-appointed MD, CEO of IPDC Finance Ltd

Mominul Islam re-appointed MD, CEO of IPDC Finance Ltd

Mominul Islam has recently been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO for the third time at a meeting of Board of Directors of IPDC Finance Limited…

Nepal sees 30pc rise in foreign aid in fiscal 2016-17: Report

XINHUA, KATHMANDU: Nepal saw 30 per cent rise in disbursement of official development assistance (ODA) received from multilateral and bilateral donors in the last fiscal year 2016-17, a finance ministry report said on Sunday. A total of 1.39 billion US dollars was disbursed in the last fiscal year that…
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