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PM woos French entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh

PM woos French entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged French businessmen to invest in Bangladesh to avail themselves of its friendliest foreign investment and…
‘3R-gene potato’ on the cards

‘3R-gene potato’ on the cards

Bangladesh will soon introduce '3R-gene potato', a genetically modified organism (GMO) or biotech potato variety, which would save 25-28 per cent…

Disney set to seal $60b 21st Century Fox takeover

Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for about $60b, reports say. The sale would include the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Sky and Star satellite broadcasters in the UK, Europe and Asia, reports BBC Disney was left as the front runner after…

ADB upgrades growth outlook for developing Asia to 6pc

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts that economic expansion in developing Asia will accelerate to 6 per cent in 2017 owing to stronger than expected exports and domestic consumption fuel growth, according to a new ADB report, reports BSS. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook Update…

South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin

AFP, SEOUL: South Korea yesterday banned its financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency soars in a bubble fuelled by retail speculators, many of them from the country. The hyper-wired country has emerged as a hotbed for cryptocurrency trading, accounting…
Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Stock markets closed the fourth session of the week yesterday with downward trend mainly due to price fall in large-cap securities, reports BSS. The falling…

Qatar to run 3rd consecutive budget deficit in 2018

AFP, DOHA:  Qatar will run a deficit of $7.7 billion in 2018, a third consecutive year in the red due to low energy prices, the finance ministry said Tuesday. The gas-rich emirate projected spending at $55.4 billion and revenues at $47.7 billion, both slightly higher than previously estimated,…

N Korea overseas financial network squeezed by US

AFP, SEOUL:  North Korea’s intricate overseas financial network is creaking under the strains of Washington’s economic screws on the impoverished nuclear armed regime, a research report said. The United Nations, United States, European Union and several individual countries have slapped…

US energy agency sees higher oil prices

XINHUA, HOUSTON: The recent rally in crude prices could drive US oil production to a record annual average of 10 million barrels a day in 2018, a US energy agency said Tuesday. In its monthly forecast, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said it expects US crude production to rise by an average…

Toshiba, Western Digital settle legal battle over chip unit sale

AFP, TOKYO: Toshiba settled legal disputes with US production partner Western Digital, both firms said yesterday, clearing the way for the embattled Japanese conglomerate’s multi-billion-dollar sale of its prized chip business. Toshiba has been on the ropes after the disastrous acquisition of…
Prime Bank gets new DMD, CFO

Prime Bank gets new DMD, CFO

Mohammad Habibur Rahman Chowdhury has recently been appointed as deputy managing director (DMD) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Prime Bank Limited,…

Saudi to raise energy prices, compensate families

AFP, RIYADH: Saudi Arabia decided Tuesday to hike energy prices while paying compensation to Saudi families, as the world’s top oil exporter seeks new revenue sources. The cabinet, in a session chaired by King Salman, approved plans to “reform” electricity and fuel charges, as part…

Westfield shares soar after Unibail-Rodamco takeover

AFP, SYDNEY:  Shares in Australian shopping centre giant Westfield soared yesterday after French property firm Unibail-Rodamco agreed to buy the group, with founder Frank Lowy congratulated on his “impeccable timing”. In a deal valuing Westfield at US $24.7 billion, shareholders will…
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