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Muhith expects 20 lakh income tax returns

Muhith expects 20 lakh income tax returns

The number of taxpayers would reach 20 lakh (2 million) from existing 11 lakh this fiscal, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said yesterday. “Although…

Chinese company keen to invest in health sector

A leading Chinese company has expressed its keen interest to invest in the country’s health sector, which requires huge investment for developing health infrastructure and services, reports BSS. A delegation of the Shinofarm International Cooperation met Health Minister Mohammed Nasim on…

FBCCI holds discussion on SEZ, PPP

A discussion on special economic zones (SEZs), public private partnership (PPP) and local and foreign investment was held yesterday at Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) conference room in the capital, says a press release.  FBCCI organised the discussion to enhance…
Robi revenue up 11.5pc in Q3

Robi revenue up 11.5pc in Q3

Mobile phone operator Robi has posted 11.5 per cent revenue growth to Tk 13.9 billion in the third quarter (Q3) this year buoyed by solid growth of data…

Lufthansa cancels 830 flights today as pilots strike again

AFP, BERLIN: German flagship carrier Lufthansa said it is scrapping 830 flights today, grounding more than 100,000 passengers, as a strike by pilots over wages extends to a third day. The walkout—the 14th since April 2014 -- has affected more than 315,000 passengers, with the airline forced to…

‘Organic food trade to grow’

XINHUA, WELLINGTON: Producers of organic food can expect a boost in exports with the signing of a certification agreement between New  Zealand and China, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said yesterday.  The Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Certified Organic Products…
Trump’s TPP withdrawal gives China chance to redraw trade map

Trump’s TPP withdrawal gives China chance to redraw trade map

AFP, BEIJING: China will be handed the opportunity to reshape the rules for global trade and profit from a more isolated US if President-elect Donald…

Chinese Coca-Cola workers strike over asset sale

AFP, BEIJING: Coca-Cola workers in three Chinese cities have gone on strike after the US soft drinks giant announced it was selling its bottling interests in the country.  Strikes and other labour protests have surged in recent years in China, where growth is slowing and parts of the economy are…
US dollar hits record high 
against Indian rupee

US dollar hits record high against Indian rupee

AFP, MUMBAI: The dollar hit a record high against the Indian rupee yesterday as the US unit rockets against other global currencies on expectations of…
Autumn statement shows cost of casual work ‘gig economy’ in UK

Autumn statement shows cost of casual work ‘gig economy’ in UK

The UK’s “gig economy”, powered by self-employment and casual work, is starting to hit government revenues, reports BBC. Wednesday’s…

DSE index hits 14-month high at weekend

The major price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) reached at 14-month high yesterday to finish a bullish week, reports BSS. DSEX closed at 4791.33 with adding nearly 93 points over the week.  Accordingly, the blue-chip DS30 ended over 11 points up at 1769.53 and the Shariah DSES 10.57 points…

Malaysia eyes China to push free trade as TPP falters

Xinhua, KUALA LUMPUR: As the new administration in the United States showing signs of turning inward, Malaysian officials and analysts said they hope China will play greater role in promoting free trade. US President-elect Donald Trump this week unveiled his first 100-day plan in office, topped by withdrawing…

Chinese travel site Ctrip buys Skyscanner for $1.7b

AFP, SHANGHAI: China's largest online travel agency Ctrip will buy British flight search app Skyscanner for $1.7 billion, the companies said, as it steps up its overseas ambitions. The travel service provider will pay £1.4 billion, mainly in cash, for the Edinburgh-based firm, they said in…

Siam City Cement starts operation

Siam City Cement (Bangladesh) Limited has started production of cement in its own factory at Narayanganj, namely INSEE cement, a press statement said yesterday.  Siam City Cement Public Company Limited, one of the largest cement producers from Thailand, landed its footmark on July 26 in Bangladesh.…

Anne Frank poem fetches 140,000 euros

AFP, Netherlands: A very rare handwritten poem by Jewish diarist Anne Frank was sold for 140,000 euros to an unnamed online bidder Wednesday, fetching almost three times its reserve price. Auctioneers closed the sale after just two minutes of tense bidding at the Bubb Kuyper auction house in the western…

Germany 3Q growth confirmed at 0.2 per cent

AFP, BERLIN: Germany's economic growth in the third quarter this year was just 0.2 per cent, driven mainly by domestic consumption but dented by foreign trade, the federal statistics office Destatis confirmed on Thursday. Domestic spending rose 0.4 per cent and state expenditure by one per cent…
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