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  • Bangladesh detects 1st case of Indian Coronavirus strain
  • Bangladesh detects 1st case of Indian Coronavirus strain
  • COVID-19: 45 more die, 1,285 infected in 24 hours
Mobile number portability 
to be launched by April

Mobile number portability to be launched by April

The government is set to introduce mobile number portability (MNP) system in April to enable cell phone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers…
Basu upbeat on prospects
for Bangladesh economy

Basu upbeat on prospects for Bangladesh economy

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank (WB)  Kaushik Basu has said the reason behind the economic success of Bangladesh is strong…
Twitter warns of government ‘hacking’

Twitter warns of government ‘hacking’

Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by "state-sponsored actors". It is the first time that…
Investment in RMG workers’ reproductive 
health increases productivity: Study

Investment in RMG workers’ reproductive health increases productivity: Study

It has been observed that the productivity of the workers in garments factories increases by 13 per cent if investment is made on their reproductive health.…

‘Cyber attacks rise on Apple devices’

Cyber criminals are increasingly targetting Apple devices like iPhones and iPads as these products gain popularity among consumers across the globe, including India, says a report by security solutions firm Symantec, reports PTI. Besides, 2016 could see more attacks on the iOS platform that has been…

75pc mobile internet users think social networking good for life: Survey

The majority of Bangladeshi mobile internet users think that social networking is good for daily life, a recent study found. Around 75 per cent of the respondents in the survey conducted by UC Browser, one of the leading third-party mobile browsers in the world, said social networking is good for daily…

Share prices fall for 6th straight day

Share prices declined for the 6th straight session, with all the market indicators closing down despite daily trade showing some recovery trend, reports BSS. The market opened week down on Sunday amid lackluster trade and the falling trend continued yesterday at the countries twin stock exchanges. Investors…

Royal Dutch Shell to buy BG Group in $71b deal

Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy oil and gas exploration firm BG Group in a deal that values the business at $71.12 billion (£47 billion), reports BBC. The two firms say they have reached agreement on a cash and shares offer which gives investors a 50 per cent premium on BG Group's…

Japan business confidence flat despite signs of recovery: BoJ

AFP, TOKYO: Japan's biggest manufacturers were in a cautious mood during the last quarter of the year, a central bank survey showed yesterday, despite a modest pick-up in the world's number three economy. The Bank of Japan's closely-watched Tankan report showed confidence among major manufacturers…

US calls for overhaul of deadlocked world trade talks

AFP, PARIS: The United States called Monday for a fresh start to break a 14-year deadlock in negotiations to free up world trade in good and services worth some $23 trillion (21 trillion euros). On the eve of a World Trade Organization conference in Nairobi, US Trade Representative Michael Froman said…
Altaf Hussain new chairman of Pragati Insurance

Altaf Hussain new chairman of Pragati Insurance

Syed M Altaf Hussain, sponsor director and founder vice-chairman of Pragati Insurance Ltd, was made chairman of the company. Board of directors of Pragati…
NCC Bank gets addl MD

NCC Bank gets addl MD

Mosleh Uddin Ahmed has recently been joined as additional managing director of NCC Bank Ltd. Prior to his joining at the bank, Ahmed was the additional…
Bank Asia gets new DMD

Bank Asia gets new DMD

Mamun-ur Rashid has joined as deputy managing director of Bank Asia. Prior to joining in the bank, he was senior executive vice president in National…

Dollar rises

AFP, TOKYO: The dollar broadly rose yesterday ahead of a key US central bank policy meeting, while China's yuan hit fresh multi-year lows as policymakers signalled a move away from its peg against the greenback. Markets are focused on the Federal Reserve, which is expected to give the go-ahead to…
Oil plunge fuels run on energy firms as Asia stocks tumble

Oil plunge fuels run on energy firms as Asia stocks tumble

AFP, HONG KONG: Energy firms led another stock market sell-off yesterday, but analysts said a fall in oil prices to seven-year lows was driven more by…
The Enigmatic Future Of Bitcoin

The Enigmatic Future Of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of digital asset that is generated and stored electronically. This is not controlled, regulated, nor is it monitored by the government.…
‘Made in Ghana’ cars go on sale

‘Made in Ghana’ cars go on sale

AFP, ACCRA: Japanese Toyotas, German Mercedes and BMWs,  GM cars and trucks from the USA are driven in countries around the world. But in Ghana an…
Alibaba to pay US$266m for Hong Kong’s SCMP newspaper

Alibaba to pay US$266m for Hong Kong’s SCMP newspaper

 AFP, HONG KONG: Chinese Internet giant Alibaba will pay US$266 million for Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, the newspaper said yesterday,…
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