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Vegetable prices remain stable in capital

Vegetable prices remain stable in capital

Vegetable prices in the capital’s kitchen markets are stable as in the previous week, but the prices of new seasonal arrivals are high as usual.…

LNG terminals to expedite investment, say experts

The country’s first two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, which are set to go into operation this year, will accelerate both local and foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh through ensuring energy security and meeting its growing demand, observed experts, reports BSS. “As per…

Muhith for rise in cotton production

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday underscored the need for increasing the production of cotton to meet its growing demand in the country’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector, reports BSS. “Now, the raw materials of the RMG sector are imported. We can meet only three percent of cotton demand…

Qantas outlines pilot academy plans as profit soars

AFP, SYDNEY: Qantas Airways posted a bumper 17.9 per cent jump in interim net profit Thursday and announced a share buyback, while outlining plans to create one of the southern hemisphere’s biggest pilot academies. The Australian carrier’s result came in at Aus$607 million (US$473 million),…

Coal mineworkers strike at Gupta-linked S African mine

AFP, JOHANNESBURG: Hundreds of workers at a South African coal mine owned by the Guptas, a family closely associated with ex-president Jacob Zuma, have gone on strike over uncertainty about the company’s future. Some 2,500 workers downed tools at the mine in eastern Mpumalanga province, demanding…

ADB President arrival in Dhaka Feb 27-28

President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Takehiko Nakao will visit Bangladesh on February 27-28 next, reports BSS. During his visit, Nakao will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, and other senior officials, said an ADB press release. The ADB President will…

2-day job fair begins at RU Feb 28

The fifth edition of two-day long Rajshahi University Career Club Job Fair 2018 will begin at the university campus here on February 28, reports UNB. RU Career Club (RUCC), a career development organisation, initiated the fair where about 26 renowned companies will participate, said the organisation’s…

Farming crops with rocks to curb carbon emission

“This study has transformed how we think about managing our croplands for climate, food and soil security. It helps move the debate forward for an under-researched strategy of CO2 removal from the atmosphere - enhanced rock weathering - and highlights supplementary benefits for food and soils”,…
China takes over Anbang, prosecutes ex-boss for ‘economic crimes’

China takes over Anbang, prosecutes ex-boss for ‘economic crimes’

AFP, BEIJING:China took over Anbang Insurance Group for a year yesterday  and said its former chairman faces prosecution for “economic crimes”,…

Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

AFP, PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron promised measures Thursday to help prevent foreign investors buying French farms amid concern that Chinese businesses are taking advantage of low land prices and distressed rural communities. “For me, French agricultural lands are strategic investments on…

British Airways announces slight profit rise

AFP, LONDON: IAG, which owns British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, said yesterday that full-year net profit gained only slightly, as restructuring costs offset benefits from the demise of smaller rivals. Profit after tax grew 3.6 per cent to 2.0 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in 2017 from a year…

Global disaster costs batter profits at Swiss Re

AFP, ZURICH: Soaring financial costs from natural disasters sent profits plummeting at Swiss Re last year, the reinsurance giant said yesterday. Combined estimated claims from disasters such as Cyclone Debbie in Australia, Atlantic hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, and wildfires…

German 2017 budget surplus smaller than thought

AFP, FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Germany’s federal statistics authority yesterday revised down its reckoning of the country’s government budget surplus in 2017, but the overshoot remained at record levels. Inflows into federal, state and municipal coffers outweighed spending by 36.6 billion euros…
Asian markets finish week on a high

Asian markets finish week on a high

AFP, HONG KONG: Asian markets ended the week on a positive note following the lead from Wall Street, with energy firms lifted by a rally in oil prices.…
In China’s eSport school students learn it pays to play

In China’s eSport school students learn it pays to play

AFP, JINAN: Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China it is mandatory,…
Royal Bank of Scotland posts first annual net profit in 10 years

Royal Bank of Scotland posts first annual net profit in 10 years

AFP, LONDON:  State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland yesterday announced its first annual post-tax profit since 2007, or the eve of the global financial…

Takata reaches settlement in US

The US arm of Japanese manufacturer Takata has reached a settlement with 44 US state attorneys-general into claims it concealed dangerous defects in its exploding airbags, reports BBC. The faulty airbags have been linked to at least a dozen deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. The settlement…
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