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154 minibuses registered in Jan-Feb period

FE Online Report March 24, 2019 16:48:48

Around 154 minibuses were registered in the country in January and February 2019, according to an official data. A total of 436 minibuses were registered alone in 2018, according to Bangladesh Road T...

Turkey’s Arcelik buys Singer BD’s 57pc stake

FE Online Report March 24, 2019 14:38:39

Turkey-based Arcelik, a home appliance manufacturing group, is set to acquire 57 per cent stake of Singer Bangladesh from Netherlands-based Retail Holdings group for $75 million. Arcelik and Retail H...

Uber Bangladesh unveils safety features for drivers

FE Online Desk March 24, 2019 13:51:56

Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, has launched its ‘Driver Safety Toolkit’ - a comprehensive set of in-app safety features for driver partners - in Bangladesh...

Newly-launched Domino’s Pizza in BD breaks global record in first week

FE Online Desk March 24, 2019 12:34:10

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, is continuing its global growth momentum with the recent opening of its first restaurant in Bangl...

Southeast Bank Foundation accords reception to meritorious students

FE Online Desk March 24, 2019 11:46:41

Southeast Bank Foundation accorded reception to the selected Higher Secondary meritorious students coming from the financially disadvantaged families for the disbursement of scholarships at the Office...

DIFE safety inspections largely concentrated in RMG units

Monira Munni March 24, 2019 11:22:25

The government's official factory inspections are largely concentrated in readymade garment (RMG) factories, with less importance attached to other industries' safety and compliance, a labour ministry...

Compliant taxpayers burdened with multiple audits: WB

Doulot Akter Mala March 24, 2019 11:05:45

The World Bank has suggested that the revenue board move away from the conventional way of reconciling taxpayers' audit and adopt investigative and analytical approach to get better results. The Nati...

Campaigners demand SD on all tobacco products

FE Report March 24, 2019 11:04:38

Speakers have demanded effective tax measures in the upcoming budget leading to a rise in prices of all tobacco products. It is necessary for safeguarding the youth, the poor and the women who are mo...

LNG boosts daily gas supply to 3.200 mmcf

FE Report March 24, 2019 10:08:28

The country's overall natural gas supply crossed the 3,200 million cubic feet mark a day (mmcf), boosted by the imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The lone operational floating, storage, re-gasi...

Gazprom to get lion's share of energy exploration deals

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman March 24, 2019 09:34:20

The government has agreed, in principle, to offer seven deals to Russian oil giant Gazprom for energy exploration in both offshore and onshore blocks. These include exploration work in the Chittagong...

1.45m Bangladeshis visited India in 2018

-- March 23, 2019 21:36:56

Assistant High Commissioner of India in Chattogram Anindya Banerjee on Saturday said around 1.45 million Bangladeshi nationals visited India in 2018 on tourism, medical and business purposes. At a pr...

Apple CEO ‘bullish’ on global economy

-- March 23, 2019 19:41:49

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to continue to "open up" amid complaints from the U...

Import of rice, wheat crosses 4.31m tonnes till Mar 13

FE Report March 23, 2019 17:43:42

Total food grain (rice and wheat) import in the country was over 4.31 million tonnes as of March 13 this year. The Ministry of Food revealed the data recently. Of the total food grains, rice import...

EBL partners with Robi

FE Online Desk March 23, 2019 13:57:44

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has recently signed a customer benefit agreement with Robi Axiata Limited. Under the deal, EBL cardholders will enjoy exclusive special Data and Voice Bundle offer from lea...

MIDAS Financing, Ujjwala ink MoU

FE Online Desk March 23, 2019 13:37:13

MIDAS Financing Limited and Ujjwala recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the alumni members of Ujjwala will get loan facility from MFL. The MoU will help create entrepren...

Vegetables in city markets remain pricey

FE Report March 23, 2019 11:45:14

Prices of essentials including most vegetables in the city markets remain high since late February, due to supply shortage and sudden rainfall along with hailstone in last month. The traders said s...

Laldia terminal: CPA seeks proposals from five global port giants

Syful Islam March 23, 2019 10:15:39

The authorities have started sending request for proposal (RFP) documents to five short-listed global port giants to submit offers for building the Laldia multipurpose terminal in Chattogram, offici...

Small cap companies to get reg fee waiver

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan March 23, 2019 09:19:06

The government is planning to waive registration fees for companies having an authorised capital of Tk 1.0 million or less. The move is aimed at easing the process of forming a new company, especiall...

SME fair draws huge crowd on sixth day

FE Online Report March 22, 2019 20:41:50

The sixth day of National SME Products Fair 2019, a platform for showcasing SME products and enhancing the entrepreneur's networks, saw a huge turnout. The exhibitors are selling and showcasing thei...

Application deadline extended for "eGeneration presents Startup World Cup 2019, Bangladesh"

FE Online Desk March 22, 2019 18:20:26

Application deadline has been extended for "eGeneration presents Startup World Cup 2019, Bangladesh", organized by Fenox Venture Capital. After receiving requests from entrepreneurs, the deadline has...

BIDA to create 24,000 trained entrepreneurs in two yrs

-- March 22, 2019 17:11:46

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) has taken an initiative to create 24,000 trained entrepreneurs in two years in line with one of the Prime Minister’s 10 initiatives – &ls...

EasyJet readies Brexit contingency plan

Reuters March 22, 2019 15:00:53

British low-cost airline easyJet said on Friday it was ready to suspend the voting rights of a small number of shares to comply with rules that require 50 per cent plus one share of the company to be...

China approves new $97 million airport

-- March 22, 2019 14:40:30

China’s state planner on Friday approved a new airport project worth 650 million yuan ($97.0 million) in the western Xinjiang region. According to a Reuters report, the approval was announced b...

Japan’s dev ties with BD ‘shift to connectivity’

FE Report March 22, 2019 12:56:47

Japan's development cooperation with Bangladesh has been transformed over the years to enhance connectivity in terms of physical, institutional development and people-to-people contact emphasising reg...

Thrust on enhanced coop between ACI, IRRI

FE Online Desk March 22, 2019 12:45:36

Rice-based economy can be an alternative to maintain the growth momentum of Bangladesh economy since the dominance of RMG sector is being shrinked due to cut-throat competition in the global apparel s...

Standard Bank, Prime Group sign deal

FE Online Desk March 22, 2019 12:14:27

Standard Bank Ltd and Prime Group of Industries have signed an agreement for specialized services of Retail Banking named “Employee Savings Account Services” recently at SBL Board Room, He...

‘Karnaphuli tunnel to change Ctg’

Our Correspondent March 22, 2019 11:02:54

CHATTOGRAM: The Karnaphuli Tunnel Project — long cherished by the people of the port city — is expected to change Chattogram by linking the south and the north part of the district through...

Land-based LNG terminal: Deadline for bid submission extended

FE Report March 22, 2019 09:48:08

The deadline to submit bids for building the country's first land-based LNG terminal, having the capacity to handle 7.5 million tonnes per year (Mtpa), has been extended by three months to June 20 nex...

Allow import of cars older than five yrs: BARVIDA

FE Report March 22, 2019 09:45:14

Old car importers have urged the government to allow import of commercial vehicles aged more than five years to close the shortage of public transportation in the country. The Bangladesh Reconditione...

Construction spree warrants quality assurance

FE Report March 22, 2019 09:19:47

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh CEO Rajesh Surana addressing LHBL-FE Business Dialogue on "Construction Sector: Opportunities and Challenges" at a convention centre in the city on Wednesday. The Financial Ex...