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Women represent 16pc ICT workforce: Study

Women represent 16pc ICT workforce: Study

Only 16 per cent of women represent information and communication technology (ICT) workforce in Bangladesh, according to a new study. The study titled…

81 state-owned mills, factories handed over to pvt sector

A total of 81 state-owned mills and factories were handed over to the private sector following the recommendations of the Privatisation Commission after its formation in 2000. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, who is in-charge of the Prime Minister's Office in Parliament, said this…
France unveils new tax for global internet giants like Google, Facebook

France unveils new tax for global internet giants like Google, Facebook

France is set to unveil legislation yesterday to increase taxes on global internet giants such as Google and Facebook, putting it among a vanguard of…

Saudi Arabia likely to invest $20b in 16 projects: BIDA

Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Kazi M Aminul Islam yesterday said Saudi Arabia is likely to invest US$ 15 to 20 billion in at least 16 projects in the country. “The government is expecting $15 billion to $20 billion investment from the Saudi Arabia. This…

Tk 161cr VAT, income tax exemption for Ashrayan Project

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has given Tk 161 crore VAT and income tax exemption for the procured products and commodities under the Ashrayan-3 Project. Sources at the NBR said that the exemption on VAT and income tax has been given on the procured products and items under this project considering…

Probe allegations of mass dismissals of garment workers

Human Rights Watch urged the Bangladesh government to investigate garment worker and union leader allegations of arbitrary dismissals and false criminal cases following a recent protest demanding a wage hike. The New York-based organisation in a statement yesterday said, global garment brands sourcing…

Insurance Corporation Bill placed in parliament

The Insurance Corporation Bill, 2019 was placed in parliament yesterday, aiming to raise the amount of the authorised and paid-up capital of both Jiban Bima Corporation and Sadharan Bima Corporation. The Insurance Corporation Bill, 2019 will replace the previous act framed in 1973. Finance Minister…
Asian markets mostly higher as Shanghai extends rally

Asian markets mostly higher as Shanghai extends rally

A Shanghai rally led gains across most Asian markets yesterday as Chinese investors grow increasingly optimistic over trade talks with the US. With expectations…
Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn freed on bail after more than 100 days

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn freed on bail after more than 100 days

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn left his Tokyo detention centre yesterday  after more than 100 days in custody, following a surprise court decision…
In impoverished Venezuela, the dollar is king

In impoverished Venezuela, the dollar is king

Whether paying for a manicure, an evening gown or a liter of milk, in Venezuela the dollar can buy anything, so long as you're discreet. "Of…

OECD lowers global growth forecast over trade tensions

Global trade tensions and political uncertainty are weighing on the world's economy, the OECD warned Wednesday, cutting its global growth forecast for this year to 3.3 per cent, down from the 3.5 per cent it predicted in November. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which…
Stocks witness flat as major sectors plunge

Stocks witness flat as major sectors plunge

Stock markets witnessed flat yesterday of the week due to price fall in large-cap securities. The falling major sectors were food and allied, pharmaceutical…

Ride-hailing firm Grab secures $1.5b in funding

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab said yesterday it has secured $1.5 billion in fresh financing from a fund run by Japan's SoftBank and will use a significant portion of it to expand in Indonesia. Grab has seen its business grow rapidly since it bought US-based rival Uber's regional ride-hailing…

Moody’s warns Mexico violence hurting business

Ratings agency Moody’s warned Tuesday that violent crime was hurting Mexican businesses, saying the crucial oil and tourism industries were particularly vulnerable. “Increasing insecurity, robbery and travel warnings hurt Mexican companies’ top lines and profitability, and will particularly…

China’s Hainan province to end fossil fuel car sales in 2030

China’s southern Hainan island will end sales of fossil fuel-only cars in 2030, officials said, becoming the first province to announce a target end date for a transition away from gas guzzlers. Beijing announced plans in 2017 to phase out petrol vehicles across the nation, but it did not set…

Tesla says working on China import hiccup

Tesla said yesterday it was working to resume imports of its new Model 3 sedan in China after the company said a labelling hiccup caused problems with customs. Elon Musk’s electric car firm denied the issue would impact sales of the vehicle in China, a key market for the automaker as it faces…
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