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BTRC issues ultimatum to Robi for  failing to meet merger conditions

BTRC issues ultimatum to Robi for failing to meet merger conditions

The telecom regulator, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BTRC), has issued an ultimatum to mobile phone operator Robi for failing to…
Tata Steel eyes retail in Myanmar, Bangladesh

Tata Steel eyes retail in Myanmar, Bangladesh

Boosted with success of its solution business in the retail segment in the domestic market, steel major Tata Steel is now exploring possibility of entering…
Tannery relocation deadline deferred again

Tannery relocation deadline deferred again

The government has once again extended the deadline for eighth-time to relocate tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area to the newly-constructed…

Mobile app for Biman ticket soon

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to introduce mobile phone-based ticketing for the convenience of its clients, reports BSS. The new window of Biman's sale, mobile phone app, would enable the traveler to book or purchase ticket of the national flag carrier instantly from anywhere without any hassle,…

Only 8pc of CSE graduates contribute to software dev

Only 8 per cent of around 10, 000 computer science and engineering (CSE) graduates in Bangladesh contribute to the software development, BASIS President Mustafa Jabbar said at a Google conference in Dhaka yesterday. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) President said,…

PM to lay foundation stone in Apr

Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque yesterday said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lay the foundation stone of Padma Bridge rail link project in April, reports UNB. A loan agreement of the project will be finalised with the Chinese government by March", said the minister while inaugurating 14…
Stocks end with marginal gain

Stocks end with marginal gain

Stocks on both bourses--Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)-ended the second trading session of the week yesterday with a nominal…

China’s huge debt poses big headache for central bank

AFP, BEIJING:  Chinese banks lent more money in January alone than the annual GDP of South Africa, as borrowers rushed to take advantage of government policies intended to stimulate the economy with easy credit. But the free-for-all has had unintended consequences, creating a tottering tower of…

Africa retail giants Steinhoff, Shoprite shelve merger

AFP, JOHANNESBURG: South African retail firms Steinhoff International and Shoprite Holdings announced yesterday they had scrapped plans to merge their local assets to form the continent's biggest retailer. The plan announced in December 2016 was geared to create a discount retailer worth over $14…

Women named to head Saudi bourse

AFP, RIYADH: Women have been named to head Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange and a major bank, the institutions announced, despite the kingdom’s social restrictions on females. Samba Financial Group on Sunday said Rania Mahmoud Nashar had begun work as chief executive officer. The announcement…

Thailand 2016 growth up but below junta target

AFP, BANGKOK: Thailand’s economy grew 3.2 percent in 2016, a slight increase on the previous year but below the junta’s target as the generals struggle to revive what was once one of the region’s strongest economies. After two decades of roaring growth that saw the middle class boom,…

GP launches data pack for WhatsApp Bangla

Grameenphone in partnership with WhatsApp is offering its customers special pricing for simple, reliable, and secure messaging, a press statement said yesterday.  The messaging data pack includes WhatsApp with a Bangla option. A customer can avail WhatsApp messaging - 20MB at Tk 2 with one day…

Japan returns to trade deficit in Jan

AFP, TOKYO: Japan logged its first trade deficit in five months in January, official data showed yesterday, as higher energy prices overwhelmed slower growth in exports due to the lunar new year. The country routinely falls into deficit in January due to the lunar new year celebrations in key trade…
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