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  • Govt to ensure 100pc electricity coverage within ‘Mujib Year’: PM
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Increased VAT on furniture 
dismays industry players

Increased VAT on furniture dismays industry players

The value added tax, which is an indirect tax, to be paid for selling and manufacturing furniture is going to increase to 5 and 7 per cent from the earlier…

Implementation of mega projects to help attain 10pc growth: Kamal

Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal yesterday said the implementation of mega projects, including Padma Bridge, will help attain 10 per cent economic growth, reports BSS. “No power can stop the country from attaining 10 per cent growth after the implementation of the mega projects. We will be…
China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

Beijing yesterday accused Donald Trump of "blackmail" and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh…
Stocks witness a tedious session

Stocks witness a tedious session

Stocks witnessed a tedious session yesterday as all indices on the country’s two bourses- the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock…

Visa says over 5m payments affected by June outage

Payment systems giant Visa said yesterday that a massive technical glitch earlier this month had affected 5.2 million card transactions, almost half of which were in Britain, reports AFP from London. Visa, revealing the details in a letter to a British parliamentary committee that is probing the matter,…
Merkel, Macron search for reforms 
to halt EU ‘disintegration’

Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU ‘disintegration’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday to hammer out reforms that can stop the "disintegration" of…
Venezuela’s ‘millionaires,’ the new poor

Venezuela’s ‘millionaires,’ the new poor

Elizabeth Torres is outraged, but as a Venezuelan she takes the affront in her stride. "We are a country of millionaires," she says ironically,…
Japan start-up Mercari soars in first day of Tokyo trade

Japan start-up Mercari soars in first day of Tokyo trade

Flea market app Mercari soared yesterday as it debuted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a major success for a rare Japanese "unicorn" -- a start-up…
Hopes of a mining revival in 
oil-addicted Nigeria

Hopes of a mining revival in oil-addicted Nigeria

Locals have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and towering thickets of bamboo in the tropical jungle of Osun state…
Asian, European stocks plunge as China-US trade war fears brew

Asian, European stocks plunge as China-US trade war fears brew

Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks led a sell-off across Asian and European markets Tuesday on rising fears of a trade war after Donald Trump threatened fresh…

CCCI hails IBBL’s move to bring down interest rates to single digit

The Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has hailed Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) for its move to bring down interest rates to single digit from July 1, the first day of fiscal year 2018-19. In a press statement issued yesterday, Mahabubul Alam, president of CCCI, said IBBL has…

Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims

Apple yesterday was fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer rights when refusing to fix faulty iPhones and iPads previously repaired by a third party, reports AFP from Sydney. Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition…

Roche buys US Foundation Medicine for $2.4 billion

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said yesterday it had reached an agreement to purchase the remaining shares of US lab Foundation Medicine, of which it already holds a majority stake, for $2.4 billion, reports AFP from Geneva. Roche said it had agreed to pay shareholders in the US company, which is…

Nepal PM to seek investment on first official China trip

Nepal's prime minister left yesterdau on his first official visit to China as the impoverished Himalayan nation seeks closer ties and much-needed energy and infrastructure investment from its powerful northern neighbor, reports AFP from Kathmandu. K.P. Sharma Oli will meet President Xi Jinping during…
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