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BGMEA wants more allocation to resolve industry problems

BGMEA wants more allocation to resolve industry problems

Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) president Dr Rubana Huq has said the ready-made garments industry received…
ICT leaders seek removal of different taxes in 
proposed budget

ICT leaders seek removal of different taxes in proposed budget

Leaders from the different Information and Communication Technology (ICT) associations yesterday asked to bring a total of 11 changes in the proposed…

Govt to build 200 paddy silos to ensure fair price: Majumder

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said the government has planned to build 200 silos across the country to store the paddies from the marginal farmers. “The paddies will be purchased from the growers directly and stored into the silos… so middle men won’t be able to exploit market…

Transforming skills system, creating more jobs key policy of govt: Minister

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday appreciated ILO’s continuous support to the Bangladesh government to reform the country’s skills system. “Transforming the skills system and thus creating more employment opportunities is a key policy of our government,” she said. The…

UKBCCI keen to explore opportunities in ICT, garments sectors

A visiting delegation of the UK-Bangladesh trade catalyst had a meeting with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi MP and officials of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) yesterday when they discussed the investment potential in different sectors in the country. Enthused by the call of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina…

Switzerland keen to assist Bangladesh on taxation system

Switzerland has expressed interest to work closely with Bangladesh for modernisation of its taxation system and expansion of bilateral trade for the mutual benefits of the two countries. “Switzerland is one of the major development partners of Bangladesh. We want to work with the Bangladesh government…

DSE describes budget as capital market friendly

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has hailed the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 (FY20) describing it as time-befitting and capital market friendly. At a press conference at DSE conference room yesterday, DSE Managing Director KAM Majedur Rahman said the proposed budget has fulfilled the expectation…
Cubans feeling the pinch as Trump cruise ban bites

Cubans feeling the pinch as Trump cruise ban bites

The waxy sheen on his splendid 1934 Ford glimmers in the Caribbean sun, but nobody is hiring Estaban Estrada’s red and white convertible these days—the…
Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, “arrived safely” Sunday…

Russia’s central bank eyes launching its own digital currency

Russia’s Central Bank is considering plans of launching its own digital currency, but this is not expected to happen in the near future, the regulator’s chairperson Elvira Nabiullina said. “Indeed, Central Bank Digital Currency cannot be immediately implemented, however many central…
Fall in cobalt price pushes DR Congo to reform economy

Fall in cobalt price pushes DR Congo to reform economy

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new leadership is under mounting pressure to diversify the country’s economy from its dependence on raw…

Mindfulness profits as meditation apps mature

From the Zen capital of LA to the Champs Elysees comes the calming voice of a British Buddhist monk-turned entrepreneur, introducing American-style online mindfulness to the stressed-out French. “Relax your muscles, breathe,” Andy Puddicombe, the bronzed co-founder of the app Headspace,…
Stocks witness fall on large-cap securities

Stocks witness fall on large-cap securities

Stocks yesterday closed the session of the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities. The falling major sectors were financial…
US Federal inching closer to first interest rate cut in a decade

US Federal inching closer to first interest rate cut in a decade

As President Donald Trump's trade wars drag on, and the global economy weakens, the US Federal Reserve is inching closer to its first interest rate…

Saudi Arabia committed to Aramco IPO: Crown prince

Saudi Arabia remains committed to selling shares in national oil conglomerate Aramco through an initial public offering but only at the right time, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said. “We are committed to the IPO of Saudi Aramco based on appropriate conditions and at the right time,”…

Alibaba, Tencent among 10 most valuable global brands: Report

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba and tech leader Tencent are among the world’s 10 most valuable brands, a report showed Tuesday. Alibaba, growing in brand value by 16 per cent year-on-year to 131.2 billion US dollars and moving up two places to No. 7, has overtaken Tencent for the first…

S Korea emerging as new leader on global healthcare market

South Korea is emerging as a new leader on the global healthcare market through quality services, advanced medical technologies, relatively affordable medical costs, fast and efficient diagnostics and therapeutic services, cutting-edge hardware and IT-based infrastructure, says a press statement. S…

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 unveiled

Oracle has unveiled the X8 version of its Exadata Database Machine, featuring breakthrough hardware and software enhancements and unique machine learning capabilities, a press statement said yesterday. Delivering extreme performance and availability, Oracle Exadata is the foundation for Oracle Autonomous…
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