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  • No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar
  • 2 more dengue patients die in Barishal, Dhaka
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Bangladeshi apparel makers vent concern over EU-Vietnam FTA

Bangladeshi apparel makers vent concern over EU-Vietnam FTA

Bangladesh will face stiff competition in apparel export to European Union (EU) as its competitor country Vietnam signed a free-trade agreement (FTA)…
WB CEO arrives today

WB CEO arrives today

The World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina Georgieva arrives in the capital today on her first visit to Bangladesh. During the two-day…

ADP implementation rate notches 94.32pc in fiscal year 19

The implementation rate of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) reached 94.32 per cent in the last fiscal year (FY19) with an overall expenditure of Tk 1,66,593 crore. “This ADP execution in the last year was Tk 18,287 crore higher than the ADP execution in FY18,” said Planning Minister…
ECNEC clears 13 projects worth Tk 7,744 crore

ECNEC clears 13 projects worth Tk 7,744 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday cleared 13 projects, including one to strengthen and expand power transmission…

BB allows releasing $10,000

Bangladesh Bank (BB) now allows releasing $10,000 or equivalent through authorised dealers for travelling abroad on health grounds by Bangladeshi nationals against documentary medical evidences. “Such facility may also be usable through international cards (prepaid or debit or credit), subject…

US slaps new duties on steel from Mexico and China

The United States announced fresh duties on some Mexican and Chinese steel goods on Monday, saying those countries helped their manufacturers with unfair subsidies. The decision comes two months after President Donald Trump agreed to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada after the…

Internet users hit 9.44cr, says minister

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday said the number of internet subscribers reached 9.44 crore as of May. The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a starred question from ruling party MP M Abdul Latif. He said the number of the country’s total internet…
Most Asian markets in retreat as eyes turn to Federal Reserve

Most Asian markets in retreat as eyes turn to Federal Reserve

Most Asian markets extended losses yesterday as investors re-evaluated the Federal Reserve's interest rate options following last week's strong…

Oil giant Total’s chief announces new unit to invest in forests

The head of French energy giant Total announced Saturday that the company would invest a hundred million dollars annually on a new forest preservation and reforestation project. "We want to set up a business unit to invest in projects that will preserve forests," chief executive Patrick Pouyanne…
Man and machine: A dualism like Yin and Yang

Man and machine: A dualism like Yin and Yang

Ever since Artificial Intelligence (AI) shifted from simply being hype to a tangible business asset, fears among workforces worldwide have grown. A common…
Price fall in large-cap drives stocks further down

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks further down

Stock markets yesterday plunged further due to mainly price fall in large-cap securities despite higher transactions. The falling major sectors were financial…

White House economic advisor says Fed chief’s job is safe

Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell's job at the head of the US central bank is safe, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said yesterday. President Donald Trump has lambasted Powell repeatedly for raising interest rates, which he complains is undercutting his attempts to supercharge the US…

EU fines Hello Kitty owner for limiting online sales

The EU’s top anti-trust regulator on Wednesday fined Hello Kitty owner Sanrio 6.2 million euros ($6.9 million) for illegally blocking retailers from selling merchandise across bloc borders. “Consumers, whether they are buying a Hello Kitty mug or a Chococat toy, can now take full advantage…

France to impose green tax on plane tickets

The French government is to impose a tax of up to 18 euros ($20) on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects, a minister said yesterday. The move, which will take effect from 2020, will see a tax of 1.5 euros imposed on economy-class tickets…

Poland urges China to boost investment, drop tariffs

Poland's foreign minister on Monday urged China to invest more in central Europe and to drop tariff barriers as his Chinese counterpart sought assurances that Warsaw would consider Beijing's controversial 5G technology. Poland in January arrested a former executive of Chinese telecoms giant…
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