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  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh detects 2,611 new cases, 32 more die
  • 8 more deaths take flood death toll to 169
  • First Covid-19 vaccine to get registered on 12th Aug in Russia
  • Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases surpass 2.5 lakh
  • 27 more die, 2,851 new cases reported in 24 hours
  • Mountaineer Reshma killed in road crash
  • TikTok threatens legal action against US ban
  • Coronavirus cases worldwide pass 19 million
  • Bangladesh among global hotspots of series of floods: Study
  • WHO says ‘vaccine nationalism’ cannot beat virus
Tourists troubled by canceled flights, closed borders

Tourists troubled by canceled flights, closed borders

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned…

India’s central bank to cut interest rates as virus spreads

India’s central bank cut interest rates sharply yesterday as the coronavirus outbreak deepens fears for Asia’s third largest economy, which was already battling a prolonged slowdown. The move, which came ahead of the bank’s scheduled meeting next month, followed similar measures around…

Knitwear factories to remain shut till April 4

Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) has issued a special directive to its member to keep their factories shut till April 4 in a bid to check the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). BKMEA President AKM Salim Osman, MP, issued this directive in the wake of the coronavirus…

Agent banking gains popularity as accounts rise to 57 lakh

Agent banking is gaining more popularity across the country as over 57 lakh accounts were opened and over Tk 7,750 crore was deposited till January 2020. According to the latest data of the Bangladesh Bank (BB), the number of accounts with agents increased to 57,35,027 at the end of January this year…

BGMEA explains stand over factory closure

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) explained their position on closing or remain open of factory units, said Mohammad Abdur Razzak, secretary of BGMEA in a press release yesterday. Export-oriented industrial units which are in the process of international procurement…

Cancellation of orders continues

Global buyers have cancelled more order of readymade garment products from Bangladesh as many fashion brands have shut their stores in Europe and North America due to the coronavirus outbreak. Source from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) yesterday said buyers have so…
Asian markets mostly up, dollar sinks on stimulus pledges

Asian markets mostly up, dollar sinks on stimulus pledges

Asian equities mostly rose and the dollar extended losses yesterday, with traders buoyed by government and central bank pledges to prop up the global…
N Ireland sportswear factory scrubs up in virus fight

N Ireland sportswear factory scrubs up in virus fight

As other factories fall silent due to the coronavirus, the din of production continues at O’Neills sportswear factory in Northern Ireland, where…

ME airlines must tap handouts to survive virus crisis

As coronavirus grounds airlines, plunging the industry into unprecedented crisis, Middle East carriers that have been in the red for years must urgently tap assistance from governments facing their own revenue slump. Authorities across the region have taken draconian measures to curb the disease, closing…

Portugal bank warns severe economic impact

Portugal’s central bank, the Banco de Portugal (BdP), warned on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic would severely impact economic growth and unemployment in 2020, namely an over 3 per cent reduction in Gross Domestic Products (GDP) and more than 10 per cent unemployment. “In the baseline…

EBL board meeting  to be held April 5

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) will hold its scheduled board meeting on April 5, the bank said in a press statement yesterday. The meeting will be held at 3.00 pm at its head office at Gulshan in the capital. The meeting will review the audited financial report for the year ending on December 31, 2019 alongside…

Nagad to continue service during general holidays

The service of Nagad, the digital financial service of the Bangladesh Postal Department, will be available during the 10-day general holidays, a press statement said.   Nagad employees will continue their work to reduce all inconvenience of the people during the 10-day holiday period. Shudhangshu…
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