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DSE urges investors to be cautious

DSE urges investors to be cautious

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday called upon the investors to be careful while investing in the stock markets to keep up the present rising trend…

Govt initiates skills training, employment for 5 lakh by 2020

The Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance is providing skills training towards creating employment for five lakh indovidusals by 2020 with a view to helping poverty elimination and ensuring sustainable development in the country, reports UNB.  Senior government officials disclosed this at…

Private firm seeks funds for geothermal plant

Private entrepreneurs yesterday asked the government to formulate a policy regarding investment on geothermal power plants (GPP) in consideration of the country’s power crisis. A Bangladeshi private company, Soft Switch Technology, has already submitted a project on such power plants to the Green…

E-village project launched to cut farming cost, boost output

An e-village project has been launched to bring down the cost of farming and to increase the production by manifold aiming to utilize the use of ICT to give the agricultural sector a major boost. The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University is implementing the project while iSoftStone,…

Myanmar restricts used car imports

AFP, YANGON:  Myanmar has restricted imports of right-hand drive used cars in a bid to boost local production, draw foreign investment— and phase out notoriously chaotic driving habits. Almost all of the cars on Myanmar’s road are second-hand, 90 per cent of them from Japan, even though…
For white-collar staff, AI threatens 
new workplace revolution

For white-collar staff, AI threatens new workplace revolution

AFP, DAVOS:  If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or…

S Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

AFP, SEOUL:  A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorise the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.  Officials on Monday sought the arrest of Lee Jae-Yong on charges of bribery,…
PM vows ‘open’ Britain as banks shift jobs from London

PM vows ‘open’ Britain as banks shift jobs from London

AFP, DAVOS: Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday told the world’s elite that Britain would be open for business despite Brexit, but EU leaders warned…
Dollar climbs on US Fed boss speech

Dollar climbs on US Fed boss speech

AFP, HONG KONG: The dollar rallied against high-yielding currencies and cemented gains versus its major peers yesterday as dealers took a speech by Federal…

Good governance key to land administration: EU

The European Union (EU) has underlined the importance of land management for the social and economic development of Bangladesh saying good governance and land administration are interrelated in many aspects, reports UNB.  Minister Counsellor and Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Bangladesh…
$460m vaccine initiative to tackle viruses

$460m vaccine initiative to tackle viruses

AFP, DAVOS: As the world still reels from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities yesterday launched a $460-million…

OPEC oil output to come down in Jan: IEA

AFP, PARIS: Steeper cuts in OPEC oil production are likely this month as producers increasingly implement a recent key deal aimed at stabilising oil prices, the IEA said yesterday.  “Initial indications are that a steeper (month-on-month) decline may be on the way in January,” said…

Walton launches new laptops at DITF

Walton launched two new models of laptops, featured with 14-inch high definition display, Intel Quad Core processor, 500 GB hard disk drive, 4GB DDR3 L RAM, genuine Bangla Bijoy, the company said in a press statement yesterday.  The local company set the prices of the new laptops at Tk 23,990 and…

Subscriptions of REB reach 17.5m

The number of subscribers of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB) has reached to 17.5 million until December, 2016, says a press release. In line with the Vision 2021, REB has taken up a number of activities at hand including construction of new power distribution lines and sub-centres, the…

Sonali Bank gets new GM

Swapan Kumar Shah has recently been appointed as the general manager of Sonali Bank Limited, the bank said in a statement yesterday.  Prior to the new position, he was the deputy general manager of the same bank. Shah started his career as financial analyst in 1984 in the Sonali Bank Limited, the…

Norway spurs $400m rainforest fund at Davos

AFP, DAVOS:  Norway yesterday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil’s farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle. Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the plan is a major effort to reform…

Chinese yuan weakens to 6.8568

Xinhua, BEIJING: The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 43 basis points to 6.8568 against the US dollar yesterday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.  In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by…
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