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Dhaka seeks global brands’ due role to make industry compliant

Dhaka seeks global brands’ due role to make industry compliant

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam yesterday urged the global brands to deliver on their commitments within the evolving global RMG supply…
Bourses return to positive

Bourses return to positive

Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) bounced back to the green after witnessing correction in the last session amidst increased…

Inflation eases to 5.47pc in October

The general point-to-point inflation rate eased to 5.47 percentage point in October from 5.54 percentage point in the previous month due to price fall in non-food items and also to some food commodities. “The general point to point inflation in October eased to 5.47 percentage point down from…

USAID identifies 6 promising industries beyond RMG

A USAID study here identified six promising industries beyond the ready-made garments (RMG) to help Bangladesh diversify its export basket to stimulate new streams of economic growth. The study named Comprehensive Private Sector Assessment (PSA) identified agribusiness (food processing), health care,…

Export earnings register $12,721m during Jul-Oct

The country’s export earnings were around US$12,721.22 million during the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year (FY20), according to the latest figure of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). The EPB figures showed that the single-month export earnings notched 3,073.23 m …

3 Japanese firms take part in tender

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan yesterday said three construction companies of Japan took part in the tender process of the Bangabandhu Rail Bridge to be constructed over the river Jamuna parallel to the existing Bangabandhu Bridge. “The selection process is now going on. The construction…
India firms, farmers applaud Modi for rejecting RCEP trade deal

India firms, farmers applaud Modi for rejecting RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses yesterday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to opt out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country's…
Xi pledges wider market 
access, free-trade deals

Xi pledges wider market access, free-trade deals

President Xi Jinping on yesterday pledged to further open China's economy, declaring the world must "knock down walls" as he opened an annual…
Saudis scramble to raise cash 
for Aramco share sale

Saudis scramble to raise cash for Aramco share sale

From tapping lenders to selling personal assets, Saudis are scrambling to raise cash to invest in Aramco stocks after the oil giant announced its blockbuster…
Asian markets trace Wall Street records, buoyed 
by trade optimism

Asian markets trace Wall Street records, buoyed by trade optimism

Asian markets rose again yesterday, tracking a record lead from Wall Street as trade optimism was given another lift by a report saying the US was considering…

Steps taken to generate 2,646.54 MW power from renewable energy sources

Considering the climate-safe future, the government has taken steps to generate 2,646.54 megawatt (MW) power from renewable energy sources through encouraging private sector as part of its plan to ensure sustainable development. “We are working to increase power generation from renewable sources…

Hong Kong’s economic woes deepen with plunging business outlook

Hong Kong’s economic woes showed no sign of easing yesterday after a key measure of business confidence fell to its lowest level in more than a decade as the city reels from the global trade war and violent democracy protests. The Purchasing Managers Index — which measures the health of…

US keen to help Bangladesh diversify its economy

USAID’s Comprehensive Private Sector Assessment (PSA) has identified a number of potential areas for private sector engagement and investment in Bangladesh beyond the Readymade Garments (RMG) sector.   The areas are agribusiness, healthcare, information and communications technology…

Chinese group to invest $140m in BSMSN

Yabang Investment Holding Group, one of the largest Chinese 100 companies, is set to invest around US140 million in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) at Mirsarai, Sitakundu and Sonagazi upazillas under Chattogram and Feni districts. In this regard, the group has already submitted a proposal…
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