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Manufacturers embrace 
automation to reduce cost

Manufacturers embrace automation to reduce cost

Bangladesh is fast growing as a major apparel accessory-producing hub as manufacturers continue to make large investments in new machinery and technology…

Jatrabari-Demra Highway 4-lane upgradation project approved

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved the upgradation of the Jatrabari (Mayor Hanif Flyover) – Demra (Sultana Kamal Bridge) highway in to four-lane project with Tk 368.87 crore in a bid to facilitate vehicular movement and reduce traffic congestion.…

Adani Wilmar to invest $40cr

Adani Wilmar Limited, a joint venture of India and Singapore-based two companies, has set a plan to invest US$40 crore or Tk 3,350 crore at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) in Chattogram region to establish agro-based factories. In this regard, a land lease agreement was inked on Monday…

IMEI database inaugurated

Bangladesh Telecommunica-tion Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday introduced international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) database with a view to facilitating customers checking legality of mobile handsets before purchasing. Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa…

Inflation slightly eases to 5.35pc in Dec

The general point to point inflation rate eased to 5.35 percentage point last December as compared to the previous month due to the slight decrease in both food and non-food inflation. “The general point to point inflation rate slightly eased to 5.35 percentage point in December last,” said…
ECB to hunker down as eurozone outlook worsens

ECB to hunker down as eurozone outlook worsens

Analysts expect the European Central Bank to acknowledge growing risks to the eurozone economy Thursday while sticking to its patient course, kicking…
Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn’s bail request

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn’s bail request

Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail yesterday despite a last-ditch personal…

South Korea growth falls to 2.7pc, slowest in six years

South Korea’s GDP growth slowed to its weakest in six years at 2.7 per cent in 2018, the central bank said yesterday as President Moon Jae-in’s ratings fall amid concerns over the health of the world’s 11th-largest economy. Public discontent over the sluggish economy, especially on…

China sees weak TV sales in 2018

China’s TV industry saw sluggish sales last year amid fierce competition, a private report showed. Sales revenues of TV sets at home declined 8.6 per cent year-on-year while the average sale price also dropped 9 percent, according to data service provider AVC. China produced 160 million TV sets…
Stocks see upward trend on higher transactions

Stocks see upward trend on higher transactions

Stocks witnessed upward trends yesterday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges rose up on higher transactions. The day’s…

UN warns trade disputes, climate could disrupt

The United Nations warned Monday that trade disputes, climate change and a me-first attitude to addressing global problems were threatening prospects for world economic growth. The global economy is expected to continue growing at a steady pace of around 3 per cent in 2019 and 2020 but there are signs…

BMW, Daimler plan cooperation in autonomous driving

German car manufacturers BMW and Daimler are planning to cooperate in the development of autonomous driving systems, the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Monday. Speaking to Xinhua on Monday, both BMW and Daimler press representatives declined to comment on the report that referred to sources…

Move underway to install pre-paid power metres

A move is underway to install pre-paid metres for electri- city consumers in Cumilla and Mymensigh regions as part of the government’s plan to gradually replace all the post-paid electricity metres. According to official sources at the Power Division, state-owned Power Development Board (PDB),…

UBS annual profits jump to $4.9 billion

Swiss banking giant UBS saw its net profits leap by almost five times last year to $4.9 billion (4.3 billion euros) despite “challenging conditions,” it said yesterday. UBS’ 2017 results were hammered by US tax reforms that forced banks that operate in the United States to book substantial…
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