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  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports highest 2,911 cases in a day; 37 more die
  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports highest 2,911 cases in a day; 37 more die
  • Coronavirus Bangladesh: Total infected now 52,445; death toll jumps to 709
  • Coronavirus Bangladesh: Total infected now 52,445; death toll jumps to 709
  • Global coronavirus death toll reaches 375,526
  • Coronavirus: 2,059 recover among 5,333 infected police members in Bangladesh
  • We will be able to step forward defying all hurdles: PM
  • Coronavirus Bangladesh: Total cases rise to 49,535; death toll jumps to 672
  • Offices of educational institutions will remain open: Ministry
  • US protest: George Floyd’s death homicide, official post-mortem declares
  • Trump threatens military mobilization against US protests
  • Coronavirus Hotline Numbers: 01944333222, 16263, 333; website: www.corona.gov.bd
A fair unlike any other

A fair unlike any other

It is a fair but unlike other fairs it did not need a couple of days to gain momentum. The weeklong Income Tax Fair wore a festive mood on the second…
Winter vegetables flood kitchen markets

Winter vegetables flood kitchen markets

Kitchen markets across the capital are flooded with new winter vegetables. Surprisingly, their prices are within the reach of the lower middle class compared…

‘Bangladesh’s growth necessitates trade diversification’

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said Bangladesh’s continued economic growth necessitates diversification of trade, greater investment in infrastructure and energy sectors and upskilling of human resources that offers newer and diverse opportunities for Australia to intensify bilateral trade. He…

Indian consumer demand falls for first time in decades

Consumer spending in India has slumped for the first time in four decades, a leading business daily reported yesterday, bringing more bad news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he struggles to revive a stuttering economy.  Consumer demand in India's villages fell 8.8 per cent between July…

BEZA receives FEMOZA award

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has received the ‘FEMOZA award 2019′ for its outstanding role in developing economic zones President of the World Free and Special Economic Zones Federation Juan Torrents handed over the award to BEZA Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury at a function…

‘Bangladesh excellent place for swift investment return’

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday  urged more investment from China in country’s power and energy sector, saying, Bangladesh is an excellent place for making investment return swiftly. Nasrul said this while holding a bilateral meeting with Secretary…
Asian markets boost by fresh China-US trade optimism

Asian markets boost by fresh China-US trade optimism

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday as trade hopes were given a boost by Donald Trump's economic aide saying "enormous progress" had been…
Alibaba confirms huge Hong Kong public listing worth at least $13b

Alibaba confirms huge Hong Kong public listing worth at least $13b

Chinese technology giant Alibaba yesterday confirmed plans to list in Hong Kong in what it called a $13 billion vote of confidence in the turbulent city's…

Fed’s Powell says no ‘warning signs’ in US economy

The US economy is a global standout at the moment, showing none of the signs of trouble that have preceded other recessions, at least not yet, Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell said Thursday. On a day when Germany and China each reported growth in the latest quarter of just 0.1 per cent, Powell said,…
Amazon says ‘bias’ in Pentagon awarding $10b contract to Microsoft

Amazon says ‘bias’ in Pentagon awarding $10b contract to Microsoft

Amazon on Thursday challenged the awarding of a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract to Microsoft, alleging "unmistakable bias" in…
India telecom rivals see wild share swings after record losses

India telecom rivals see wild share swings after record losses

Shares in Indian telecom giants Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel went through wild swings yesterday, initially sinking more than ten per cent at the open,…
Australia asks for Brexit trade compensation

Australia asks for Brexit trade compensation

Countries including Australia have asked for trade compensation from the UK and the EU over Brexit disruption. Fifteen countries, including the US, India…
In swipe at US, BRICS hit out at protectionism

In swipe at US, BRICS hit out at protectionism

Five of the biggest emerging economies railed against protectionism on Thursday as they vowed to overcome “significant challenges” facing…

South African Airways hit by crippling strike

South African Airways workers yesterday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier’s retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-trapped airline to ground hundreds of flights. The strike has forced South Africa’s largest carrier to cancel more than 200 domestic,…

Walmart succeeds where Amazon lags

Walmart (WMT) on Thursday reported earnings and affirmed a few trends: the U.S. consumer is doing well and its online business is growing robustly. Earnings per share in Walmart’s third quarter beat expectations, as did comparable store sales, while overall revenues fell short of estimates. Revenue…

Iran moves on ultra-cheap petrol

Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by 50 per cent or more yesterday, in a new move to cut costly subsidies that have fuelled high consumption and rampant smuggling. The Islamic republic provides some of the most heavily subsidised petrol in the world, with the pump price previously…
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