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Diversify trade basket to boost exports to Switzerland, beyond

Diversify trade basket to boost exports to Switzerland, beyond

Switzerland Ambassador to Bangladesh Rene Holenstein has said Bangladesh should diversify its trade basket and place focus on new sectors - leather, ceramic,…

Emergency power plants to get more time for completion

The ‘Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Bill, 2018’ was placed in parliament yesterday extending some provisions of the existing law by three years, reports UNB. The bill seeks the amendment as the construction of power plants for ensuring quick supply of power…
Much awaited MNP service from next month

Much awaited MNP service from next month

The much awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service is almost ready to serve the country’s mobile phone customers from the next month (August),…

Sugarcane growers exempted from paying road development taxes

A bill titled, ‘Sugar (Road Development Cess Ordinance) (Abolish) Bill, 2018’ was passed in parliament on Tuesday 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 catchment…

BBIN, BRI to open a new era for regional integration, say experts

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) initiative will play a vital role in increasing bilateral and multilateral trade by ensuring regional integration, according to experts, reports BSS. Connectivity initiatives in the present era are considered…

Asian markets down as trade fears linger

Asian markets were down yesterday as trade tensions between the US and China weighed on investor sentiment ahead of new tariffs kicking in, reports AFP from Honk Kong. Wall Street ended the session down in a shortened trading day ahead of Wednesday’s Independence Day holiday, with falls in tech…
Argentine small businesses feel pinch as consumers tighten belts

Argentine small businesses feel pinch as consumers tighten belts

President Mauricio Macri’s center-right government is struggling to stabilise inflation and reassure markets, but Argentina’s small businesses…

Pay rising faster for top 1pc of earners in richest countries

Pay is rising much faster for the top 1 per cent  of earners compared with those on average salaries in the richest countries, according to a report calling on governments to do more to tackle “wageless growth” since the financial crisis, reports The Guardian from London. Despite more…
Stocks witness up on large-cap vibe

Stocks witness up on large-cap vibe

Stocks witnessed upward trend yesterday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges were found rising trend with higher activities of…

Amazon to launch second cashierless store in Seattle

US e-commerce giant Amazon is going to open the second cashierless store later this year in downtown Seattle, the U.S. state of Washington on the west coast, reports Xinhua from San Francisco. “We are excited to bring Amazon Go to 920 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The store will open in Fall 2018,”…

Ireland’s unemployment drops to almost 11-year low

Ireland’s unemployment rate has dropped to an almost 11-year low with the latest June jobless rate standing at 5.1 per cent in the country, the lowest since October 2007, according to the statistics released by Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Ireland on Tuesday, reports Xinhua from Dublin.…
Dhaka Bank re-elects chair, vice-chair

Dhaka Bank re-elects chair, vice-chair

Reshadur Rahman and Md Amirullah have been re-elected as chairman and vice-chairman of Dhaka Bank Limited respectively, the bank said in a press statement…

US lets ZTE resume some activity

The United States has temporarily allowed Chinese telecoms company ZTE to resume some activities while it works to meet conditions set by Washington in a politically charged settlement reached last month, reports AFP from Washington. In a Federal Register notice released Tuesday, the Commerce Department…

Tunisia, China sign deal on developing digital economy

Tunisia and China have signed a partnership agreement on developing digital economy, the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies (ITES) said Tuesday, reports Xinhua from Tunis. The deal was inked during the Belt and Road Digital Economy conference held in Beijing, the ITES said. This agreement will…
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