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Operators ready to roll out 4G

Operators ready to roll out 4G

Mobile phone users will be able to experience the fastest data service from today following the handover of 4G/LTE licence by the telecom regulator in…

Bill placed to relieve sugarcane growers from paying road tax

A bill titled, ‘Sugar (Road Development Cess Ordinance) (Abolish) Bill, 2018’, was placed in the Parliament yesterday to repeal the existing ‘Sugar Road Development Cess Ordinance’, aiming to relieve the sugarcane growers from paying taxes for development of roads in sugar mill…
DSEX slips below 6,000-mark again

DSEX slips below 6,000-mark again

The broader DSEX index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed yesterday below 6,000-mark again due to price fall in large-cap securities amid growing…

Walton starts export of fridge parts to Indonesia

Walton, a local manufacturer of electronics products, has started to export spare parts of fridges to Indonesia as the first ever Bangladeshi company. On February 15, the company sent its first shipment of locally made various sorts of parts of fridges thorough Chittagong port to an Indonesian fridge…

Grameenphone introduces two 4G smartphones

Grameenphone has introduced two 4G-enabled smartphones in Bangladesh, which will be available in the market from tomorrow, on the eve of the launch of 4G services, a press statement announced. 4G services would be launched as soon as Grameenphone receives the licence. The co-branded smartphones were…

Matia for research to increase honey production

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury yesterday  urged the authorities concerned to increase the production of honey to meet the demand by inventing new species of bees through research, reports BSS. “Bring in new species of bees for increasing the production of honey to meet the demand...I…

BJMC to provide 10.60cr jute sacks worth Tk 445cr to BCSA

The state-owned Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) incurred a loss of Tk 500 crore last year, despite the adoption of several measures to improve its functioning. According to sources, the BJMC drastically reduced the number of its jute procurement centres to 64 in 2017 from 147 in 2016—a…

Investments with Islamic banking increases by 19.03pc

The investments with the Islamic banking accounts have increased by 19.03 per cent at end of the October-December quarter of 2017 compared to the corresponding period of the preceding year, 2016, reports BSS. “The Islamic banking segment continued to show rapid expansion in terms of growth of…

Saudi women to start own busines without male permission

AFP, RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship…

China vows to protect interests as US eyes trade sanctions

AFP, BEIJING:  China on Saturday warned it would take necessary measures to protect its interests if the US imposes tough trade sanctions against its steel and aluminium exports. The US Commerce Department on Friday recommended imposing heavy tariffs on China and other countries to counter a global…

Abu Dhabi awards Spanish firm stake in offshore oil concession

AFP,ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) said yesterday it has awarded Spanish Cepsa firm a 20 percent share in a concession of two offshore oil fields in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The 40-year deal aims to double production at the emirate’s offshore fields of SARB and Umm Lulu to 215,000…

PRAN takes part in Gulfood fair in Dubai

PRAN, a leading food processor in Bangladesh, is participating in Gulfood fair that began at the Dubai World Trade Center in the UAE yesterday. The group is displaying over 300 products in eight stalls in Gulfood, one of the largest food fairs in the world. It is participating in the fair for the sixth…

Singer furniture fair starts at Chuadanga

Singer furniture fair has started at Sreemonto Town Hall, District Shilpakala Academy in Chuadanga, yesterday, the company said in a press statement. The company is offering discounts up to 32 per cent on purchase of furniture along with warranties and easy monthly installment facilities during the…

IMF’s Lagarde warns on rate risk from US tax reform

AFP, PARIS:  IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Saturday that economic stimulus from US tax cuts may lead to a rapid rise in interest rates which would weigh on countries with high debt levels. The International Monetary Fund was going to be “attentive” to the consequences of the reform,…
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