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BB monetary policy to boost domestic demand

BB monetary policy to boost domestic demand

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) announced the second half-yearly monetary policy, placing its main thrust on boosting domestic demand for achieving the government’s…

PBSs told to prioritise power connections to industries

All the Palli Bidyut Samitis (PBSs) have been instructed to provide pending electricity connections to industries on a priority basis. On Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Main Uddin, chairman of the Rural Electrification Board (REB), instructed all the general managers of the PBSs to carry out this instruction…

Hearing on Sunday

The hearing of the case challenging Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to close AIMS First and Grameen One mutual funds after Dec 31, 2015 was deferred  to January 17 (Sunday) from yesterday. BRAC Bank Head of Communications Zara Jabeen Mahbub confirmed it yesterday.…

DSEX nears 4700 points to end week

The broader price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) neared 4,700 points mark to close week flat in green. The DSEX, however, gained 20.11 points during the week riding on the back of small-cap companies, reports BSS. The DSEX crossed 4700 points at the last session of the week yesterday, but closed…

BRAC Bank’s clarification and our reply

BRAC Bank yesterday sent a clarification in response to a news report published in The Independent, headlined “BRAC Bank faces allegation of insider trading”. The clarification, signed by BRAC Bank Head of Communications Zara Jabeen Mahbub, said the allegation against the bank is false,…

Yen rallies in Asia

AFP, TOKYO: The yen rallied in Asia yesterday as traders fled higher-risk assets, pushing down emerging currencies as a rout that has swept global markets at the start of the year resumed. Regional equities plunged as jittery investors reacted to a slump on Wall Street as oil saw another drop and the…

Oil prices stay near $30 a barrel on oversupply worries

AFP, SINGAPORE: Oil prices lingered near $30 a barrel in Asia yesterday, with analysts warning they could fall further as a rise in US stocks added to fears a glut in world supplies will last until next year. Global crude benchmark Brent slipped below the psychologically key point to a 12-year low in…
Fresh rout resumes on 
world stock markets

Fresh rout resumes on world stock markets

AFP, LONDON: Another fierce global selloff gripped Asia and Europe yesterday as investors seized on tumbling oil prices and intensifying concerns over…

Readying finance for a rapidly-changing world

The story of 2015 has been one of change and uncertainty, with major economic, geo- and socio-political, and even climactic upheavals. It might seem trite, but the only thing to be certain of in the next few years is yet more uncertainty. In today’s hyper-connected world, businesses can be affected…
Istanbul attack deals fresh blow to Turkey tourism

Istanbul attack deals fresh blow to Turkey tourism

AFP, ISTANBUL: This week’s suicide attack in Istanbul has dealt a fresh blow to tourism in Turkey, which had already lost holidaymakers due to growing…

Asia-Pacific unlikely to drive global growth: UN

AFP, BANGKOK: Expansion in the Asia-Pacific region’s developing economies has plateaued and can no longer be relied upon to drive global growth, the United Nations said yesterday. The zone—which includes all regional nations except the advanced markets of Japan, Australia and New Zealand—grew…
Biggest trade expo misses the buzz

Biggest trade expo misses the buzz

The Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2016 is yet to gain momentum as sales are nothing to write home about, even though there is currently no political…

City dwellers to get better services in 5 years: DPDC chief

Electricity subscribers of the capital will get improved services like developed European and Asian countries within the next five years, said the managing director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC). DPDC is planning to take special measures so that even during any maintenance work, subscribers…

P&G products to be available online

Procter and Gamble is bringing their entire product portfolio online with daraz.com.bd, a press statement said yesterday. Daraz Bangladesh Ltd and International Brands Ltd (IBL), the authorised distributor of Procter and Gamble products in Bangladesh, made the announcement at a press conference in the…

No alternative to SME for development: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said the country can make progress through small and medium enterprises (SMEs) if there are proper initiatives and directions, reports UNB. “There’s no alternative to small and medium enterprises for the socio-economic development of…

GPH Ispat to invest Tk 17b for large scale expansion

GPH Ispat Ltd decided to go for large scale expansion plan and enhanced the production capacity of MS Billet and MS Rod by installing ultra-modern machineries with a cost of Tk 17 billion. “The board of directors of GPH decided to make an agreement with Primetals Technologies Austria Gmbh, Austria…

Walton introduces 50 new products at DITF

Walton is displaying and selling about 50 new products at the ongoing month-long 21st Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2016, a press statement said yesterday. The local company released some new electronic appliances like cake maker, donut maker, electric sandwich maker, mixer blender, travel blender.…

S Korea keeps interest rate at record low

AFP, SEOUL: South Korea’s central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a record low 1.5 per cent for a seventh straight month Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve’s recent rate increase and amid slowing growth in key export markets. The decision had been widely expected as…
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