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  • Total confirmed coronavirus cases 164 and deaths 17
  • Total confirmed coronavirus cases 164 and deaths 17
  • Bangladesh confirms 5 more deaths from coronavirus, 41 new cases in 24hrs
  • Bangladesh confirms 5 more deaths from coronavirus, 41 new cases in 24hrs
NBR to consider removing duty disparity

NBR to consider removing duty disparity

National Board of Revenue (NBR) would consider removing the existing disparity between the duties on the imported new and reconditioned cars. Chairman…
Lack of access to finance still main impediment

Lack of access to finance still main impediment

Access to finance is still the main obstacle for women-led small and medium enterprises as banks hesitate to lend to SMEs run by women. Women entrepreneurs…

Bangladesh sees lowest debt-GDP ratio in world

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said the country’s debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is one of the lowest in the globe, an indicative of economic stability. “Bangladesh’s Debt-to-GDP is one of the lowest in the world. It shows the stability of the economy. Despite…

US-Bangla Airlines launches Dhaka to Chennai flights

US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading private airlines of the country yesterday  has launched direct flights from Dhaka to Chennai of India. The first flight left the capital at 9:10 am that reached Chattogram at 10:45 am and flew for Chennai. The flight reached there at 12:45pm while the return…
Brexit fears for British shop owners in Germany

Brexit fears for British shop owners in Germany

As the United Kingdom grapples with its Brexit drama, the uncertainty around its decision to leave the EU persuaded Dale Carr to close down her Berlin…
How Europe is faring on 
renewable energy targets

How Europe is faring on renewable energy targets

The European Union's use of renewable energy -- such as hydropower, wind and solar -- reached 17.5 per cent in 2017, keeping it on track for a target…

‘Edtech’ boom transforms how Indian kids learn

From a multi-billion-dollar education startup to wired-up mannequins, technology is helping to revolutionise the way Indian schoolchildren are learning—provided their parents can afford it. A host of online platforms are taking advantage of a surge in smartphone ownership to engage millions of…

Eco-tax championed, contested and still marginal in EU

Taxes on products considered polluting are struggling to gain ground in the European Union despite backing from Brussels, in the face of strong opposition from movements like France’s “Yellow Vests”. In 2011 the European Commission envisaged that by “2020 a major shift from taxation…

China factory activity up after four-month slide

China’s manufacturing sector ended its four-month downward trend in March, official data showed Sunday, but exports continued their long slide in the wake of the Washington-Beijing trade war. The official Purchasing Managers’ Index, a measure of factory activity, rose to 50.5 in March from…
Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Stocks closed yesterday of the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities despite higher transactions. The falling major…

Huawei releases annual report of 2018

Huawei, world’s leading ICT solutions provider, has recently released its annual report of 2018 stating strong business growth. Its sales revenue rounded off at CNY721.2 billion, up 19.5% year-on-year; its net profit reached CNY59.3 billion, up 25.1 per cent year-on-year, the report said. In 2018,…

Arab official says Arab-China trade to exceed 300b USD by 2025

Khaled Hanafy, secretary general of the Union of Arab Chambers, said Saturday that China’s trade with the Arab world will exceed 300 billion U.S. dollars before 2025. “China is the world’s second biggest economy after the United States and it is considered a good partner by Arab countries…
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