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Future of free trade agreements

Future of free trade agreements

The future trade benefits of Bangladesh will largely depend on bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) as the country may lose duty-free facilities once…

Global markets boosted by breakthrough Korea summit

Asian and European stock markets advanced Friday with global investor sentiment boosted by a historic meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea, reports AFP from London. However Wall Street wobbled as data showed that US economic growth slowed at the beginning of the year, although the annualised…
Maduro says Venezuela to get $1b injection from ‘bitcoin’ sale

Maduro says Venezuela to get $1b injection from ‘bitcoin’ sale

Venezuela’s government, which is facing a worsening liquidity crisis, is to release $1 billion into the economy obtained through the sale of the…
Ex-miners who are now walking on water

Ex-miners who are now walking on water

Wenhui giggles as he shares some banter with his friend Xiaosi. They’ve got used to walking on water, reports BBC. It’s a fresh, misty morning.…

Taiwan economy expands 3.04pc in Q1

Driven by strong exports and private consumption, Taiwan’s economy expanded 3.04 per cent in the first quarter on a year-on-year basis, according to an estimate from the island’s statistics authority Friday, reports Xinhua . The result beat an earlier forecast of 2.77 per cent made by the…

Brazilian unemployment rises for third month to 13.1pc

Joblessness in Brazil rose for the third straight month in March to 13.1 percent, the government statistics office said Friday, underlining the difficulty of recovering from the country’s worst ever recession, reports AFP from Rio De Janeiro. The rate for the three-month period ending in March…

Reliance’s projects yet to roll out in Bangladesh

It has been almost three years since Indian Reliance Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for making an investment worth $3 billion in power and energy sector in Bangladesh, reports UNB. Three years down the line Reliance is yet to rollout the investment as it could not sign a final deal…
Macron digital tax plan faces EU fight

Macron digital tax plan faces EU fight

French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants faced strong headwinds yesterday from small member…

10 RMG firms awarded for upholding safety

On the occasion of National Day on Occupational Safety and Health , Government of Bangladesh has awarded 10 apparel companies for maintaining high safety and workers’ healthstandards in their factories, says a press release. State Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mujibul Haque…

French GDP growth slows to 0.3pc in Q1

Growth of France, the eurozone second largest economy, went up by 0.3 percent, during the first three months of the year, compared to a 0.7 per cent rise reported in the last quarter of 2017, the national statistics bureau, Insee, announced Friday, reports Xinhua from Paris. Insee lowered an initial…

BSEC chair for fund raising through capital market

Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) Chairman M Khairul Hossain yesterday urged the large companies to raise fund through the capital market for avoiding the complexities of bank loans, reports BSS. “The merchant bankers should bring companies having good fundamentals for the sake…

BSC to get six new vessels from China: Shajahan

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) will get six new water vessels from China by February next year, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan told journalists after returning from China, an official release said yesterday, reports BSS. The water vessels will be added to the BSC fleet, it said. MV Banglar Joyjatra…
Petromax enters LPG market

Petromax enters LPG market

Petromax LPG Limited has launched Petromax LPG in the to meet the growing energy demand in Bangladesh, the company said in a press statement.   Nasrul…

US judge temporarily blocks Xerox takeover by Fujifilm

A US judge late Friday temporarily blocked the planned takeover of US photocopy maker Xerox by Japan’s Fujifilm, saying the deal prioritized the interests of the Xerox CEO over that of the company’s shareholders, reports AFP from New York. The opinion, issued by Judge Barry Ostrager of New…
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