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Tk 2,573cr project okayed to modernise telecom system

Tk 2,573cr project okayed to modernise telecom system

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved the ‘Modernisation of Telecommunication Network for Digital…

Sept inflation rises to 6.12pc

The general point-to-point inflation increased to 6.12 percentage point in September last, up from 5.53 percentage point in the same month of the previous year, according to the latest data of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), reports UNB. “The general point-to-point inflation rate was 6.12…

Varying tax rates affecting business growth

The Prime Minister’s economic affairs adviser, Mashiur Rahman, yesterday admitted that a variety of taxation rates was affecting the growth of business in Bangladesh. “No wide range of tax rates is required or is good for any country. Tax rates should not be varied on a product that has…

ICT Expo-2017 begins today

Bangladesh ICT Expo-2017 has begun today at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) for letting the people know about the remarkable successes achieved so far in ICT sector, reports BSS. Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh…
Grim store sales cast shadow ahead of India’s ‘festival of lights’

Grim store sales cast shadow ahead of India’s ‘festival of lights’

AFP, NEW DELHI: This close to India’s glittering festive season, the cash register at Neha Tandon’s clothes store should be working overtime…

British inflation jumps to five-year peak in September

AFP, LONDON:  Britain’s annual inflation rate accelerated in September to the highest level in more than five years, lifted by rising commodity, food and transport prices, official data showed yesterday. Inflation has risen sharply this year as the Brexit-hit pound ramped up import costs,…

Stocks up on large-cap vibe

Stocks saw upward trend yesterday with the major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock exchanges finishing upward amid higher transactions of some large-cap securities. The rising major sectors were tannery industries, textile and IT sector. A total of 223 securities of the large-cap group moved…

China’s economic growth slowed in third quarter

AFP, BEIJING: China’s economic growth likely eased in the third quarter but is on course to beat the government’s annual forecasts, analysts say, providing a boon for the Communist Party as it prepares to hand Xi Jinping a second term as president. While the expected 6.8 per cent rate in…

Threat to Qatari banks liquidity fading: Fitch

AFP, DUBAI: The threat to Qatari banks’ funding and liquidity, triggered by withdrawals of foreign deposits amid a Saudi-led boycott of Doha, appears to be fading, Fitch Ratings said yesterday. Qatari banks’ overall funding increased slightly in August, according to a report released by…

Airbus to enter into partnership with Canada’s Bombardier

AFP, PARIS: In the face of a bitter trade dispute with Boeing, Airbus announced it would take a majority stake in Bombardier’s marquee C-Series airliner programme, as the Canadian firm battles a stiff tariff ruling in the US. The landmark agreement comes after the US administration slapped a 220…

Britain seeks to tighten takeover rules

AFP, LONDON: Britain yesterday unveiled proposals that would permit it to have a greater say in mergers and takeovers that spark national security concerns. “Today’s proposals include enabling the government to intervene in mergers that raise national security concerns, even when they involve…

Goldman Sachs earnings edge down

AFP, NEW YORK: Goldman Sachs reported slightly lower third-quarter profits yesterday, but beat analyst expectations as a strong performance by the bank's investments offset weakness in trading. Net income for the quarter ending September 30 was $2.0 billion, down three per cent from the year-ago…
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