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The Financial Express

120501. Stress: An unfailing companion of lifePublished: June 21, 2017 21:04:16

STRESS is a part of modern urban life and unavoidable. Stress is a response to pressure or threat. Under stress we may feel tense or nervous. As causes of stress...


120502. Credit card interest ratePublished: June 21, 2017 21:03:30

BANGLADESH BANK issued a guideline on May 11 of this year to put a cap on credit card interest rate as the banks were charging unusually high interest rates ranging...


120503. BD stock market a place to invest nowPublished: June 21, 2017 21:02:48

IF you want your income should rise more than 10 per cent and continue to increase long-term capital appreciation then Bangladesh is the right place. But you need to pick...


120504. Real estate sector struggling for survivalPublished: June 21, 2017 21:01:53

As increasing number of rural people are migrating to the cities and towns to find jobs and better civic facilities, the demand for housing in the urban centres is on...


120505. The middle class under strainPublished: June 21, 2017 20:58:06

It would appear from the proposed FY 18 Budget that it was made to make the livelihood of the middle class more difficult although the budget-makers will never agree to...


120506. Britain begins Brexit talks from a position of weaknessPublished: June 21, 2017 20:49:37

British Prime Minister Theresa  May suffered a major setback at the general election held on June 08, 2017. In less than two weeks' time talks began on June 19  over...


120507. Easing tax burden on mobile industryPublished: June 20, 2017 21:24:31

Mobile telecom services have boosted productivity in the overall economy of Bangladesh. By facilitating efficient and cost effective ways to communicate and access information, the mobile technology has transformed the...


120508. Excise duty on bank depositPublished: June 20, 2017 21:22:52

THE BANKING sector of Bangladesh may be in for trouble due to increased excise duty on bank deposits as proposed in the next year's budget. Small and medium level depositors...


120509. Haor people\'s untold hardshipPublished: June 20, 2017 21:22:11

THE haor people of Sunamganj, Habiganj and Netrokona have been up against untold hardships in the aftermath of flash flood. Two months have passed since the onslaught of flash flood...


120510. London Tower firePublished: June 20, 2017 21:21:29

A deadly fire broke out at Grenfell Tower London a few days ago where at least 79 people are either dead or missing. As the fire that tore through the...


120511. Social enterprises changing South AsiaPublished: June 20, 2017 21:20:44

South Asia is among the fastest growing regions of the world but it has always provided highly contrasting images. On the back of a long period of robust economic growth,...


120512. The Trump White House under siegePublished: June 20, 2017 21:15:35

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on  June 14 that Congress should not pass any legislation that would undercut "constructive dialogue" with Russia. Yet, the Senate voted 97-2 to...


120513. Trade risk management in banks: Bangladesh perspectivePublished: June 19, 2017 20:40:43

Payment for and  delivery of goods in international trade can be challenging and are fraught with risks for trading partners. These risks can be minimised or mitigated by choosing the...


120514. Need for more open spaces in DhakaPublished: June 19, 2017 20:39:36

NOW-A-DAYS we see children growing up less actively than their previous generation and we cannot blame them for not being so. One of the contributing factors in this respect is...


120515. Free health service through mobile phone Published: June 19, 2017 20:38:42

PEOPLE in Bangladesh can now take medicare for free from doctors working in the government health centres. For this, a mobile phone has been given to each district and sub-district...


120516. Pakistan win ICC Champions Trophy Published: June 19, 2017 20:38:03

PAKISTANI cricketers have proved once again that they are the most unpredictable team in the world. It has won the ICC Champions Trophy by stunning everyone when they were considered...


120517. Buenos Aires calling: WTO faces new challengesPublished: June 19, 2017 20:29:05

The 11th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina this December. This is the second time a Latin American country...


120518. Facilitating growth of large-scale commercial farmingPublished: June 18, 2017 21:39:55

Bangladesh is prone to natural hazards but is not a protracted crisis-ridden country like Sudan, Afghanistan, Fiji and Zimbabwe. The annual gross domestic growth (GDP) rate has been growing 6+...


120519. Africa\'s race against the machinesPublished: June 18, 2017 21:36:42

By some estimates, automation threatens over half of all jobs in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. And now that the employment challenge is coming into focus, the...


120520. In need of a policy on gold tradingPublished: June 18, 2017 21:34:09

It has been reported in the media recently that there is a stock of 100 tons of illegally procured gold with 11 top businessmen in the country. The value of...


120521. Receding remittance inflow through banking channelsPublished: June 18, 2017 21:30:48

BANGLADESH BANK has instructed all the scheduled banks to set up help desk to accelerate remittance inflow through banking channel. The central bank urged top 30 remittance-recipient banks to go...


120522. Uber not without blemishesPublished: June 18, 2017 21:30:14

AFTER the introduction of Uber in Bangladesh people thought it would be a very convenient way to travel inside Dhaka. Most of the CNG-Auto rickshaws and taxis are not charging...


120523. Advantage of being multilingual  Published: June 18, 2017 21:29:38

AS we learn a foreign language we also come to know about the culture, people, and their lifestyle. Studies have found that learning one or two foreign languages improves our...


120524. Financing FY 18 Budget—a big challengePublished: June 18, 2017 21:28:48

The spontaneous outbursts of criticism and condemnation of the tax proposals in the budget by all and sundry no sooner the finance minister read it out in parliament made me...


120525. Whatever happened to sense and sensibility?Published: June 18, 2017 21:26:44

Bengali hospitality and generosity have been two of the hallmarks of the resilience that we are famous for. From natural disasters to the tumultuous and scary days of the war...


120526. Hectic diplomacy on to defuse Gulf crisisPublished: June 17, 2017 20:45:39

Hectic diplomatic activities are now going on in the Gulf region following severance of ties with Qatar  by Saudi Arabia along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain and...


120527. Digital payment - safest mode of paymentPublished: June 17, 2017 20:41:48

Recently, Bangladesh Bank (BB) has asked all commercial banks to be cautious about fake notes as forgers may attempt to release counterfeit notes ahead of the Eid festivals cashing in...


120528. ICC Championship: Bangladesh stamps its authorityPublished: June 17, 2017 20:34:45

The ICC Championship final will be played today (Sunday) between two traditional rivals both in cricket field and outside, India and Pakistan. India is predicted to be the likely winner...


120529. UK Election 2017: The rise of Jeremy CorbynPublished: June 17, 2017 20:26:31

The United Kingdom general election held on June  08, 2017 resulted in what the British call a "hung parliament" indicating that no one single political party commands an absolute majority...


120530. Budget 2017-18: A critical viewPublished: June 17, 2017 20:25:10

The Finance Minister (FM) Mr. A M A Muhith presented the next fiscal year's budget to the parliament on June 01, 2017. He claimed it to be the biggest and...


120531. Making highways safer during Eid Published: June 17, 2017 20:12:48

EID is only a few days away and the crowd of homebound people is already growing in number. A mad rush is already there for tickets. Sharing of Eid festivity...


120532. Tigers lost and set India-Pak final Published: June 17, 2017 20:12:07

TIGERS' dreams ended in disappointment when they lost in ICC trophy semi-finals against hot-favourite India and set the stage of an India- Pakistan clash in the finals. Like they did...


120533. Security of construction workersPublished: June 16, 2017 21:20:40

THREE construction workers died as they fell from an under-construction 10-storied building at Baily Road in the capital. Such incidents are quite common in Bangladesh and it seems there is...


120534. Value added taxPublished: June 16, 2017 21:19:55

The DHAKA WASA collects Tk 8.09 per cubic litre of water for domestic consumers along with a similar amount against sewerage connection. This is in addition to 15 per cent...


120535. A magic wand for France?Published: June 16, 2017 21:14:26

Last month, Emmanuel Macron pulled the proverbial rabbit from the electoral hat. Against the odds, the independent centrist won the French presidency by a decisive margin, beating the far-right populist...


120536. Remittances: Domestic versus foreign migrationPublished: June 16, 2017 21:11:38

The role of remittances in Bangladesh's growth and development needs no emphasis. Direct and indirect impact of foreign as well as local remittances on reduction of poverty is amply documented...


120537. The curious case of UBERPublished: June 15, 2017 20:40:46

In hindsight it was the wildfire success of Facebook that re-channelled focus creating the information technology (IT) bubble. Up went the stocks as well as expectations of a new and...


120538. Political causes of Islamic extremismPublished: June 15, 2017 20:38:37

Loading policy-making analysis with historical events often takes the 'baby' being cleansed (Islamic extremism) out with the dirty bathwater (faulty policies, first by befriending dictators, then by prioritising bombings and...


120539. Chikungunya virus endemic in the cityPublished: June 15, 2017 20:12:55

A great number of people are reported to have been infected with Chikungunya virus in the city. High temperature along with joint pains are the common symptoms of the disease....


120540. Two years of incumbent mayorsPublished: June 15, 2017 20:12:04

THE two elected mayors of Dhaka city appeared on the media after completing two years as mayors of Dhaka. As residents of New Eskaton in Dhaka we are yet to...


120541. Elementary schools without playgroundsPublished: June 15, 2017 20:11:26

CHILDREN in Dhaka are missing out on physical activities because of a shortage of playgrounds. A recent survey by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics suggests that only 2.0 per cent...


120542. Effective management of landslidesPublished: June 14, 2017 21:29:50

At least 125 people, including six army personnel and children, were killed in separate incidents of hillslides triggered by heavy rains in Rangamati, Bandarban, and Chittagong districts on Tuesday (June...


120543. Africa\'s stake in BrexitPublished: June 14, 2017 21:26:46

As Britain focuses on what its relationship with the European Union (EU) might look like once it leaves the bloc, sometime during 2019, the rest of the world is already...


120544. Who\'s laughing now?Published: June 14, 2017 21:25:48

When the first vehicles of Rapid Action Battalion rolled down the streets of Dhaka and waded into action there was a quiet sense of relief among the general public even...


120545. US pullout from Paris Climate deal affects BangladeshPublished: June 14, 2017 21:25:01

Recently, US President Donald Trump declared that his country would pullout from the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change after striking a major blow to international...


120546. Ramadan and its timeless teachingPublished: June 14, 2017 21:17:24

THE holy month of Ramadan teaches us self-restraint and purification and encourages us to live a simple and pure life. It is the month when introspection among the Muslims should...


120547. Bangladesh-India high voltage semiPublished: June 14, 2017 21:15:14

BANGLADESH is in ICC Champion's Trophy semi-final and everyone is impressed with the new-found Bangladesh! Legends and star cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Mike Atherton and Ramiz Raja are...


120548. The death toll in landslidesPublished: June 14, 2017 21:13:53

WE are saddened to learn that more than a hundred people were killed by landslides in the hilly districts, Chittagong, Banderban and Rangamati due to heavy downpour. Most of the...


120549. When rice and garlic prices rule supremePublished: June 14, 2017 21:11:18

Substantial hike in prices of rice and garlic in recent months has been hitting the commoners very hard. Prices of both these commodities have reached all-time high in the country....


120550. Tax on bank balance – implicationsPublished: June 14, 2017 21:03:03

The government, it seems, wants to mobilise as much money as it can to increase its annual revenue income. This is evident from its ever-increasing effort to levy taxes almost...