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  • Households face crisis as factories get ‘extra’ supply
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  • 10 more ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfights’
  • Trump cancels S’pore summit with Kim
  • Dhaka reiterates call for safe zone in Myanmar
Sales, export orders fall

Sales, export orders fall

The 23rd Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has received Tk 160.57 crore spot export orders which is less than Tk 82.87crore from the previous year.…

ECNEC approves 11 projects involving Tk 7,424 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved 11 development projects involving Tk 7,423.72 crore including one to set up RAB headquarters in the capital with Tk 495.10 crore, reports BSS. The approval came from the 17th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year…

Bay Multi-purpose Terminal to be built as fast track project

Steps will be taken to include the ‘Bay Multi-purpose Terminal Construction’ project of Chittagong port into the fast track projects, Shipping Minister M Shahjahan Khan said yesterday, reports BSS. This was told by the minister at a meeting on implementation progress of the Annual Development…

Bangladesh best destination for investment in South Asia: Amu

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday said Bangladesh is the best attractive destination for investment in South Asia as the government is providing all sorts of facilities for foreign investors to invest in the country, reports BSS. “Bangladesh ensures the highest safety and protection…

6,052 kg gold seized in 9 yrs: Home minister

Some 6,052 kg illegal gold were seized in the last nine years of the Awami League government, according to a statistics placed in Parliament yesterday, reports UNB. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan placed the statistics while responding to a starred question from Tarikat Federation MP MA Awal (Laxmipur-1).…

Stocks fall for rumor, say brokerages

Top brokerages of the country yesterday observed that rumor is the main reason of the recent falling trend in the stock markets, reports BSS. The observation came from a meeting of the 30 top brokerages of the country. Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) and DSE Brokers Association (DBA)…

Afghan delivery men feel pressure as online sales rise

AFP, KABUL: Afghan courier Sarajuddin stops his motorbike on a dirt road in the heart of war-torn Kabul and calls his customer for directions: “I am in the second street. Which way should I go now?” As Afghans embrace online shopping, harried delivery men in the capital are increasingly…
Dhaka stocks see sharp fall

Dhaka stocks see sharp fall

Stock markets saw sharp fall yesterday due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities with lower transactions, reports BSS. The falling major sectors…

New leader to take the helm at US Federal Reserve

AFP, WASHINGTON: Jerome “Jay” Powell, the Republican former investment banker tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the US Federal Reserve, will take the reins of monetary policy starting today. Perhaps the wealthiest Fed chair ever, Powell—who turns 65  yesterday — succeeds…

Tesla, Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators

AFP, SYDNEY:  Some 50,000 homes in South Australia will receive solar panels and Tesla batteries, the state government announced yesterday, in a landmark plan to turn houses into a giant, interconnected power plant. South Australia is already home to world’s biggest battery in an Elon Musk-driven…

bKash offers 10pc cash back on book purchase at Ekushey Book Fair

bKash Limited, recently announced 10 per cent cash back to its customer if they purchase books from the month long ‘Amar Ekushey Gronthomela 2018’  through bKash payment, said a press statement. Around 350 leading publishers will accept bKash payment at the book fair which began on…

Iran minister blasts Trump over oil and gas contracts

AFP, TEHRAN: Iran’s oil minister lashed out at the United States yesterday, saying that hostile comments by President Donald Trump had torpedoed new oil and gas contracts for the Islamic republic. “Trump is trying to destabilise market conditions for those who want to work in Iran,”…

Waymo vs Uber trade secrets trial at starting line

AFP, SAN FRANCISCO: A billion-dollar trial pitting Alphabet-owned autonomous driving unit Waymo against Uber starts today, in what could be a blockbuster case between two technology giants over alleged theft of trade secrets. The San Francisco courtroom battle will take place as Waymo and Uber race…

6,052 kg gold seized in 9 yrs: Home minister

Some 6,052 kg illegal gold were seized in the last nine years of the Awami League government, according to a statistics placed in Parliament yesterday, reports UNB. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan placed the statistics while responding to a starred question from Tarikat Federation MP MA Awal (Laxmipur-1).…
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