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Speed of 4G internet likely to be 7Mbps

Speed of 4G internet likely to be 7Mbps

A guideline has been sent to the Posts and Telecommunications Division with a view to ensuring quality of services, laying down 7Mbps as the minimum speed…
Govt plans10 mega power projects to generate 15,000MW by 2030

Govt plans10 mega power projects to generate 15,000MW by 2030

As part of its Power System Master Plan (PSMP) 2016, the government is going to implement 10 mega projects of about 15,000 MW of capacity by 2030, reports…
China’s ‘Silk Road’ project runs into debt jam

China’s ‘Silk Road’ project runs into debt jam

China's massive and expanding "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble…

India, Bangladesh, S Lanka skip inauguration event

India-Maldives relations are not passing through the best of times. According to sources, India did not send its representative on the recent inauguration event of the Sinamale Bridge, which has been constructed with the help of USD 72 million loan from China, reports Business Standard. It is learnt…

‘Development of infrastructure can foster economic prosperity’

The economic prosperity of India and Bangladesh could be improved by developing border infrastructure and removing basic trade barriers, top politicians and experts said at a seminar yesterday, reports Business Standard. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who inaugurated the seminar, said the…

136 businessmen to get CIP cards today

The government will award commercially important person (CIP) cards to 136 businessmen for their extraordinary performances in respective fields in 2015, reports BSS. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will hand over the CIP cards among the awardees at a function to be held at Radisson Hotel in the capital…

Chattogram Urea Fertiliser Co to resume production

The state owned Chattogram Urea Fertiliser Company Ltd (CUFL) will resume productions from September 4 next after 9 months shut down due to lack of gas supply, reports BSS from Chattogram.The factory was declared closed on December 22 last. Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company will resume gas supply…

NBR intensifies move to collect revenue under LTU

National Board of Revenue has intensified its move to collect the outstanding Value Added Tax (VAT) under the Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) aimed at achieving the revenue collection target for 2018-19 fiscal, reports BSS. “As part of the move, NBR has sent letters to the large taxpayers for paying…
Trump threatens to exclude Canada from new NAFTA deal

Trump threatens to exclude Canada from new NAFTA deal

US President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to exclude Canada from a new NAFTA agreement after negotiations to rewrite the pact ended without an…

MTN affair casts shadow over Nigeria economy

Nigeria's decision to order South African telecoms giant MTN to repay billions of dollars that it had allegedly illegally repatriated over a period of eight years could sour investor sentiment towards the country as it still struggles to recover from a deep recession two years ago, analysts say,…
The fight to save, not shut, a McDonald’s in France

The fight to save, not shut, a McDonald’s in France

For decades, McDonald’s was the brand French people loved to hate. From the 1970s it was accused of being the exporter of “mal bouffe”…
Libyans endure sweltering summer as power cuts persist

Libyans endure sweltering summer as power cuts persist

On a sweltering night in Libya’s capital, Ahlam Fathi watches her son study by candlelight as yet another power cut has plunged the family home…
Deal on China-backed mega free trade pact likely in Nov: S’pore

Deal on China-backed mega free trade pact likely in Nov: S’pore

Broad agreement on what would be the world’s biggest free trade deal is expected to be reached at a leaders’ summit in Singapore in November,…

Turkey calls US ‘wild wolves’, vows to abandon dollar in trade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday vowed Ankara would pursue non-dollar transactions in trade with Russia and other countries, accusing the US of behaving like “wild wolves”, reports AFP from Bishkek. Both Turkey and Russia are reeling from punitive economic measures imposed…

EU announces 35m euro aid package for Venezuela crisis

The EU announced a 35 million euro ($41mn) aid package on Friday to counter the effect of Venezuela’s economic crisis, which has sparked one of the biggest exoduses in Latin American history, reports AFP from Vienna. “I can announce today that the European Union just adopted a package of…
Fragile Argentina placing faith in IMF meeting

Fragile Argentina placing faith in IMF meeting

Argentina’s Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne heads to Washington today to thrash out a hastily revised loan deal with the International Monetary…

Iraq oil exports hit 2018 peak in August

Iraq’s oil exports for August hit their highest monthly figure this year, the oil ministry said Saturday, with nearly 112 million barrels of crude bringing $7.7 billion to the war-torn country’s ailing economy, reports AFP from Baghdad. “In August, exports of crude reached 111.6 million…
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