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Mobile payments see dramatic spurt

Mobile payments see dramatic spurt

The use of mobile wallets to pay shopping bills is increasing day by day. The latest statistics of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) show that such payments rose…
Sandwip to get 10-MW power, internet through submarine cable in Dec

Sandwip to get 10-MW power, internet through submarine cable in Dec

The inhabitants of Sandwip, an island of the country will get electricity and internet facilities from December, reports BSS from Chattogram. A total…

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Stock markets closed yesterday of the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities, reports BSS. The falling major sectors were engineering, pharmaceuticals and chemicals and textile. A total of 187 securities of the large-cap group moved down due to lower activities. The…

Draft proposal to be discussed at today’s ECNEC meeting

The government has initiated a process to procure some 35 dredgers involving Tk 4,489.03 crore to keep up navigability on 100 major naval routes, reports BSS. “The Planning Commission by now reviewed a draft proposal on the project, which is expected to be discussed tomorrow at the ECNEC (Executive…

Power Division moves to introduce ERP system

Power Division has initiated a move to introduce enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to bring all of its officials and that of its subordinate bodies under one platform, reports UNB. As part of the move, a Tk 29 crore contract was recently signed between the Power Division and Vision Tech, a local…

Over 50,000 tenderers now registered with e-GP

The number of tenderers registered with electronic government procurement (e-GP) system crossed the 50,000 mark as the number stood at 50,094 yesterday, reports BSS . The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of IME Division under the Ministry of Planning has been implementing e-GP in the process…

Bullish City of London stays confident as Brexit nears

London's powerhouse financial district fretted over a brain drain when the country voted for Brexit, but its leading players are now convinced of one thing: the City will win, reports AFP from London. Christopher Hayward is one of the nearly 500,000 Londoners who work in the City, Europe's largest…

Fiat sells auto parts unit to Japan’s Calsonic for 6.2b euros

Fiat Chrysler said yesterday it was selling its Italian auto parts unit Magneti Marelli to Japan's Calsonic Kansei (CK) in a deal worth 6.2 billion euros, reports AFP from Milan. It said the merged company will rank in the top 10 auto parts suppliers globally with annual sales of 15.2 billion euros…

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

One of the world's biggest tobacco firms, Philip Morris, has been accused of "staggering hypocrisy" over its new ad campaign that urges smokers to quit, reports BBC. The Marlboro maker said the move was "an important next step" in its aim to "ultimately stop selling cigarettes".…
Emirates appoints new area manager in Bangladesh

Emirates appoints new area manager in Bangladesh

Emirates has appointed Saeed Abdulla Miran as new area manager for its operation in Bangladesh. With half a decade of experience in the aviation industry,…

Japan firms fined $3.4m over maglev bid-rigging

Two major construction companies were yesterday ordered to pay fines totalling more than $3 million for colluding to win contracts on Japan's multi-billion-dollar maglev project, reports AFP from Tokyo. The state-of-the-art maglev -- magnetic levitation -- trains are scheduled to begin commercial…
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