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Ctg consumers start getting supply of LNG facility

Ctg consumers start getting supply of LNG facility

Consumers in Chattogram started receiving the imported LNG (liquefied natural gas) on Saturday following a successful re-gasification of the imported…

Dreamliner joins Biman fleet

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is all set to enter a new era in aviation as its first Boeing 787-8, known as the Dreamliner, reached Hazrat Shahjalah International Airport in the capital yesterday evening, reports UNB. After landing in Dhaka, it was received with the blowing of water…
3 state-owned banks to provide Tk 531 crore in loan

3 state-owned banks to provide Tk 531 crore in loan

Three State-owned Commercial Banks (SCBs) have planned to disburse Tk 510 crore in loan to the rawhide traders for purchasing skins of sacrificial animals…

Stocks witness upward trend

Stocks witnessed upward trends yesterday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges rose up due to higher activities of the some large-cap securities, reports BSS. The broader DSEX of DSE closed the day with 70.76 points up at 5,538.51.  The blue-chip DS30 and the Shariah DSES…

Banks witness huge rush ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

With the general banking hours ending tomorrow ahead of the 5-day Eid vacation, commercial banks are witnessing huge rush of clients withdrawing cash to meet Eid-al-Adha expenses, reports BSS. Over the last two working days, the banks in the metropolis have been packed with clients, especially for withdrawal…

First app-based ambulance service launched

Bangladesh’s first app-based medical ambulance service - URAL EMS - has been launched recently, reports UNB. With a slogan “Be a Champion, Save a Life”, URAL EMS, a health tech startup, already started its operation in Dhaka, said a press release yesterday. Ural EMS provides a standardized…
China shows off automated doctors, teachers

China shows off automated doctors, teachers

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its…

Greeks rebuild lives after debt crisis wrecked dreams

In 2010, Panagiota Kalliakmani had just secured her chemistry degree and dreamed of going into research. Then the Greek economic crisis struck, reports AFP from Athens. With the cash-strapped state forced into massive spending cuts, the plug was pulled on myriad research programmes and a police forensics…

BTRC fines three ISPs

Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has fined three internet service providers (ISPs) Tk 9 lakh for violating licensing conditions and directives, reports BSS. The telecom regulator found that the three nationwide, central zone and Cyber Caf, categories ISP license holders provided…
Oil prices settle lower while active drilling rig count remains level

Oil prices settle lower while active drilling rig count remains level

The number of active drilling rigs in the United States remained unchanged at 1057, or 111 more than this time last year, showed weekly data collected…

Mexico hopes to conclude NAFTA talks with US next week

US and Mexican negotiators are making progress and could resolve remaining issues to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement by next week, Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Friday, reports AFP from Washington. Once the two nations iron out the pending differences, Canada…

Standard Chartered chief warns over Brexit staff moves

A Standard Chartered bank executive says tough demands by EU regulators could mean more jobs being moved from the UK overseas than currently thought, reports BBC. Europe and Americas boss Tracy Clarke says the relatively small size of the bank in the EU market means it would not “be moving hundreds…

Ghana comes out of banking crisis

Ghana is backpedalling out of a banking crisis as the government takes on debt to save a troubled sector and vows to punish the executives responsible, reports AFP from Accra. Early in August, Ghana’s central bank revoked the licenses of five local banks and combined them into one—the newly…

Yuan’s global usage remains stable: Report

International usage of Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, remains stable despite a sharp fall in the offshore exchange rate, according to a new report by Bank of China (BOC), reports Xinhua from Beijing. In June, the yuan remained in 5th place in the currency rankings for global payments with a…

CBOT futures rally over lower crop ratings, China trade talks

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures closed higher in the past trading week which ended August 17 amid declining crop conditions and news about trade talks with China, reports Xinhua from Chicago. The most active contract for December corn rose 7 cents weekly, or 1.88 percent, to 3.7875…
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