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Everything to be done to cope with changing world: PM

Everything to be done to cope with changing world: PM

Mentioning that science and technologies are like flowing rivers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government will do whatever is needed…
3cr people in Bangladesh live below poverty line: Muhith

3cr people in Bangladesh live below poverty line: Muhith

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday underscored the need for reducing the poverty rate by at least 2 per cent annually to attain the government’s…

81 state-owned mills, factories privatised: Matia

A total of 81 state-owned mills and factories in the country have so far been privatised after the formation of the Privatisation Commission, reports UNB. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, who is in-charge of the Prime Minister Office in Parliament, made the disclosure in Parliament on Sunday replying…

BSTI Bill placed in parliament with harsher provisions

A bill titled ‘The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Act, 2018’ was placed in Parliament yesterday, incorporating the provisions of harsher punishment in the existing law, reports UNB. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu placed the Bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary…

West Zone Power signs deal with Chinese firm

State-owned West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) yesterday signed a joint venture contract with a Chinese company to set up pre-paid smart electric meter manufacturing plant in the country, reports UNB. To serve the purpose, the Chinese firm Hexing Electrical Co. Ltd and WZPDCL have formed…

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Stock markets closed yesterday of the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities, reports BSS. The falling major sectors were textile, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, fuel and power and engineering. A total of 210 securities of the large-cap group moved down due to lower…
France awaits results from Macron’s pro-business push

France awaits results from Macron’s pro-business push

Emmanuel Macron has watched his approval ratings plunge as voters wait for his pro-business reforms to pay off — but for company leaders like Pierre…

Online shopping booms in Somalia

Years of instability and no formal banks have turned Somalia into a cashless society where mobile money is prevalent, but Somali innovators are now finding their way into the global e-commerce economy, reports Xinhua from Mogadishu. With well over 155 million mobile phone transactions amounting to 2.7…
Brazil front-runner’s privatisation vows ‘unclear’ but favored over rival’s

Brazil front-runner’s privatisation vows ‘unclear’ but favored over rival’s

Investors in Brazil are cheered by the prospect of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro winning power because of his privatization promises…

Saudi to host ‘Davos in desert’ despite outcry over slain journalist

Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit tomorrow, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw, reports AFP from Riyadh. Just ahead of the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), dubbed “Davos in the…

China natural gas imports up 28.3 pc in September

China’s imports of natural gas continued fast growth in September while domestic production increased steadily, official data shows, reports Xinhua from Beijing. Imports of natural gas surged 28.3 percent year on year to 7.62 million tonnes last month, data from the National Bureau of Statistics…

Greek pensioners to be spared further cuts in 2019

Greece will spare its elderly further pensions cuts in its 2019 budget, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday, after receiving European Commission approval on the issue, reports AFP from Athens. “The European Comm-ission yesterday approved the 2019 Greek budget without new pensions cuts…

UK firms near point of no return

Businesses are becoming exasperated at the lack of progress in Brexit talks and are pausing or cancelling investment in the UK, reports BBC. A week that many had hoped would bring progress in the talks has now come and gone without a breakthrough. Employers group the CBI says 80 per cent  of surveyed…

Spain backs new tax on internet giants in budget plan

Spain’s socialist government approved Friday a new tax on big internet companies as part of its 2019 budget, hoping to raise up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) next year, reports AFP from Madrid. The tax, which still requires parliamentary approval, will “modernise tax rules” for…
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