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Tk 4,636cr e-passport project okayed

Tk 4,636cr e-passport project okayed

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a Tk 4,636 crore project to make around 3 crore higher technology…

Corporate tax cut only for banks disappointing

Speakers at a programme yesterday described the government's budgetary move of corporate tax cut disappointing as it applies for banks and financial institutions only and not for all, reports UNB. During a discussion programme on 'Budget 2018-19: Views of the Business Community' held under…

Rupsha power plant to produce 800MW in 2021: Nasrul

Sate Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday expected that Rupsha 800 MW Combined Cycle Power plant would commence its generation in June 2021, reports BSS from Sangsad Bhaban. “We have floated tender for construction of the power plant on 50 acres of abandoned…
DSE turnover hits 7-month high

DSE turnover hits 7-month high

With active participation of investors, the daily turnover value at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday crossed Tk 850 crore, the highest in over seven…

BAB seeks BB’s support to lower interest rates

The Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) at a meeting in Dhaka yesterday sought the support of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to bring down the lending rate to single digit from July 1, reports BSS. The meeting was held at the central bank headquarters in the city with BB Governor Fazle Kabir in the chair.…
Bangladeshi products ‘becoming popular’ in China

Bangladeshi products ‘becoming popular’ in China

As the Bangladeshi products are increasingly becoming popular among the Chinese people, the participation of Bangladesh in the China-South Asia Expo will…

Global markets fret over trade war tensions

Global markets mostly sank yesterday on simmering trade tensions between the United States and other major world powers, reports AFP from London. Oil prices dropped more than a dollar on the eve of an output decision from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the 14-nation cartel…
IMF greenlights three-year $50b Argentina aid programme

IMF greenlights three-year $50b Argentina aid programme

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday formally approved a $50 billion aid package intended to help Argentina confront inflation, budget deficits…

Disney boosts Fox bid to $71.3b to counter Comcast

Disney raised its offer for key assets of 21st Century Fox on Wednesday to $71.3 billion to counter a rival bid from Comcast in the latest move in a bidding war that could create a dominant player in the media-entertainment world, reports AFP from Washington. The move by Walt Disney Co. comes a week…

Daimler cuts profit forecast, blaming US-China tariffs

German luxury carmaker Daimler on Wednesday cut its profit forecast for 2018, blaming new tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China, amid lingering fears of a trade war between the world's biggest economies, reports AFP from Frankfurt. "Fewer than expected SUV sales and higher…

Chinese fund buys French crystal maker Baccarat

The storied French crystal maker Baccarat, founded by Louis XV more than 250 years ago, said yesterday that a Chinese fund had finalised a deal to purchase the company, more than a year after the plan was first announced, reports AFP from Paris. Fortune Fountain Capital, founded by the Chinese businesswoman…
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