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Ceramic industry eyes 25pc global market share in 7yrs

Ceramic industry eyes 25pc global market share in 7yrs

The country’s ceramic industry is going to explore at least 20-25 per cent of global market by the next five to seven years. The industry already…

Govt focuses on exportable distillery products in sugar mills

The government is planning to run the state-owned sugar mills round the year through the production of diverse products, including export-oriented distillery items, aimed at making the sugar mills profitable. “Through sugar canes, the 15 sugar mills can produce sugar only for three months while…

Chilmari River Port yet to start operation even in 3yrs

Although three years have elapsed since the formal inauguration of Chilmari River Port, it is yet to see any activities, causing frustration to local people. Sources said a Shipping Protocol Treaty was signed between the governments of India and Bangladesh in 1972 to transport goods through rivers.…

4,159 tonnes of onion imported

A total of 4,159 metric tonnes (MT) of onion were imported through different ports in the country on Thursday. Of the total, 1,227 MT onion have entered the country through Teknaf, and 2,932 MT through Chattogram Sea Port, a Ministry of Commerce press release said in Dhaka yesterday. Of the total amount…

Bangkok to enhance economic partnership with Dhaka

Ambassador of Thailand to Bangladesh Arunrung Phothong Humphreys has said that Thailand wants stronger and closer relationship with Bangladesh to achieve the ultimate goal of an enhanced economic partnership. “I’ll do my utmost to ensure that the relations between Thailand and Bangladesh…
Trade hopes lift Asia markets but investors eye deadline

Trade hopes lift Asia markets but investors eye deadline

Optimism over the China-US trade talks kept Asian markets buoyant yesterday, with investors betting the two will eventually sign a partial deal, though…
Samsung to take on iPhone popularity with big camera overhaul

Samsung to take on iPhone popularity with big camera overhaul

Samsung Electronics Co.’s response to Apple Inc.’s much-improved iPhone 11 cameras is going to be a giant photographic arsenal strapped to…
Google’s Sundar Pichai steps into huge role as Alphabet CEO

Google’s Sundar Pichai steps into huge role as Alphabet CEO

Taking the reins as chief executive of Google parent Alphabet, the soft-spoken, Indian-born Sundar Pichai faces a host of challenges at one of the world's…

Saudi Aramco raises $26b in world’s biggest share sale

State-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco has raised a record $25.6bn (£19.4bn) in its initial public offering in Riyadh. The share sale was the biggest to date, surpassing that of China's Alibaba which raised $25bn in 2014 in New York. Aramco relied on domestic and regional investors to sell a 1.5…
OPEC seeks crude quota compliance

OPEC seeks crude quota compliance

OPEC countries were to meet again yesterday after they failed to agree on output cuts that could stem price pressure from abundant reserves and weak global…
China to exempt ‘some’ US soybean, pork from tariffs

China to exempt ‘some’ US soybean, pork from tariffs

China will waiver tariffs on "some" imports of US soybean and pork, it said yesterday, in the latest sign of easing trade tensions between Beijing…

Major US, global cities slow amid worldwide slump

The blockbuster growth in the world’s major cities in recent years will slow sharply in 2020 and 2021 as the global trade slowdown takes its toll, according to new research. Nine of the top 10 biggest global cities will slow next year, with the stars of the US Silicon Valley showing the most dramatic…
Voda Idea says it’ll shut if no relief provided by govt

Voda Idea says it’ll shut if no relief provided by govt

Vodafone Idea Ltd, the India's third largest mobile service provider, will shutdown if the government does not provide relief on the liability it…

BlackRock, Vanguard among fund giants flocking to China

Global asset managers are embracing China’s invitation to do more business in one of the world’s fastest-growing financial markets. At least six firms, including BlackRock Inc. and Vanguard Group Inc., have told regulators they intend to apply for fully-foreign-owned mutual fund licenses,…

Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network bid

Portugal won't exclude Chinese companies from competing in a planned public tender for the country's next-generation 5G wireless network, senior Portuguese officials told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Portugal is the latest European Union country to resist U.S. efforts to persuade allies…

3-day young entrepreneurs’ fair begins in Rajshahi

A three-day young entrepreneurs fair began at Testy Time Restaurant yesterday aimed at expansion of marketing scopes of local products after the best uses of online shopping system. A total of twelve online shop owners, most of them are women, are taking part in the fair showcasing varieties of household…
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