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India cuts tariff on 3,142 products for 6 nations

India cuts tariff on 3,142 products for 6 nations

The government of India announced the slashing of import duties on as many as 3,142 items from China and five other nations from the Asia Pacific, including…

ADP implementation rate hit record in 2017-18 FY

The implementation rate of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) in the last fiscal year (2017-'18) hit the record 93.71 per cent with an expenditure of Tk 147,703 crore against 87 percent in the 2016-'17 fiscal year, reports UNB. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal came up with the disclosure…

Washington moves to block China Mobile from US market

The US Commerce Department recommended against approval of China Mobile’s seven year old application to enter the domestic market on Monday, citing national security concerns, reports AFP from Washington. The move marked the latest blast from the US under President Donald Trump in its growing…

Inflation slightly eases to 5.54pc in June

The general point to point inflation rate in June last slightly eased to 5.54 percentage point from the previous month due to the slight decrease in food inflation, reports BSS. “The general point to point inflation rate slightly eased to 5.54 percentage point in June,” said Planning Minister…

Cyber security strategy to be developed

The government is going to develop a cyber-security strategy in collaboration with international firms NRD CS and Global Cyber Security Capacity Center (GCSCC) of University of Oxford to protect Bangladesh’s cyberspace, reports BSS. A team of NRD CS and GCSCC arrived in Dhaka on Monday and met…

FBCCI for improving rural infrastructures

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) yesterday urged the government to take more steps for improving the rural infrastructures to accelerate the country’s development activities, reports BSS. The FBCCI standing committee related to the Ministry of Local Government,…

Project okayed to construct 16 regional passport office

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)yesterday approved eight projects, including one to construct 16 regional passport office buildings, aiming to improve the passport services in 16 districts, reports UNB. The approval came from the first ECNEC meeting of the new fiscal…
Trump trade offensive endangering workers, businesses: US lobby group

Trump trade offensive endangering workers, businesses: US lobby group

President Donald Trump’s escalating trade offensive endangers a growing number of local companies and American jobs, a powerful US business group…
Jordanians on border hope Syria regime gains can revive trade

Jordanians on border hope Syria regime gains can revive trade

At the market in the Jordanian town of Ramtha hope is rising that the Syrian regime’s territorial gains just across the border might help bring…
Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Stocks witnessed downward trend yesterday of the week due to price fall in large-cap securities, reports BSS. The falling major sectors were ceramics,…
Taiwan smartphone maker HTC to lay off 1,500 workers

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC to lay off 1,500 workers

Taiwan’s struggling smartphone maker HTC announced yesterday it would slash 1,500 jobs, around a fifth of its total workforce, in the biggest staff…

Chamber says $75b in US exports subject to counter-tariffs

US trading partners retaliating against President Donald Trump’s trade offensive as have hit back with tariffs on $75 billion in American exports, leaving local companies vulnerable to job losses, a leading business group said Monday, reports AFP from Washington. The Trump administration on Monday…

Asian markets mixed but trade war fears fester

Asian markets were mixed yesterday, but while they were up from earlier lows, investors continued to fret over looming US-China tariffs that bring a potential trade war a step closer, reports AFP from Hong Kong. Wall Street provided a positive lead but the day began with another selling frenzy that…

UK business patience ‘at breaking point’ over Brexit

The patience of British business is at “breaking point” over the government’s lack of progress in Brexit talks, a key lobby group warned yesterday, reports AFP from London. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents thousands of firms across the country, issued the assessment…

Australia central bank holds rates, eyes trade spat

Australia’s central bank kept interest rates on hold for its 21st-straight meeting yesterday as consumer spending and inflation remain weak, while it also cited uncertainty about global trade tensions, reports AFP from Sydney. The Reserve Bank of Australia slashed the cash rate from November 2011…
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