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Illegal DTH operators siphon off over Tk 800cr every year

Taking advantage of the absence of monitoring, illegal DTH (Direct-to-Home) operators have flooded the local market with connections, causing the Bangladesh government to incur losses of over  Tk 800 crore annually. The government has noticed such rampant use of illegal DTH services. Information…

Awareness is essential for energy efficiency

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said awareness is very essential for ensuring energy efficiency as well as conservation. “We have to make the people aware about energy efficiency for the greater interest of the nation. Our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina…

Cabinet okays bill to implement G2G projects under PPP

The cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of the ‘Bangladesh Public-Private Partnership (PPP-Amendment) Bill, 2019’ to pave the path for undertaking and implementing the G2G (government-to-government) projects under PPP as well. The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting…

Saudi Aramco to launch giant stock offering Nov 17

Saudi Aramco said it would start taking bids from investors on November 17 in a highly anticipated stock offering, as it released a prospectus that did not disclose the size of the sale or the pricing range. The 658-page document said the final share price would be determined on December 5, a day after…

UK economy avoids recession with 0.3pc quarterly growth

Britain's Brexit-facing economy avoided entering recession in the third quarter with growth of 0.3 percent, official data showed yesterday. Gross domestic product rebounded in the July-September period after a 0.2-per cent contraction in the second quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS)…
Stocks continue gaining streak

Stocks continue gaining streak

Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), sustained the gaining streak for the fourth consecutive session. The broad index, DSEX closed…

China’s Jingye Group set to buy British Steel

British Steel was yesterday set to announce a rescue deal by Chinese industrial giant Jingye Group, a source close to the matter told the news agency. Jingye’s spokeswoman earlier confirmed that the Chinese group’s chairman was in Britain for talks. Reports said Jingye would pay £70…

Adidas shifts German, US smart factories to Asia

Sportswear maker Adidas announce yesterday it was closing two niche but flagship factories in Germany and the United States that use robots and 4D printing to make sneakers, shifting the manufacturing to cheaper Asian factories instead. The production of high-tech running shoes at its so-called speedfactories…

Malaysian ex-PM Najib’s first 1MDB trial to proceed

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled yesterday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud. The former prime minister will take the stand next month when his defence…

Digital centres to transform villages into cities

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Tajul Islam yesterday said the government is willing to transform villages into cities through digital centres. “We’re working to provide all facilities of cities to the rural people. Keeping that in mind, digital centres…

Iran says new oil find adds only 22b barrels to reserves

Iran’s oil minister said yesterday that an oil field whose discovery President Hassan Rouhani announced at the weekend adds only 22.2 billion barrels to the country’s estimated crude reserves. Out of the amount at the site, only a tenth — 2.2 billion barrels —- can be extracted…
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