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The Financial Express

120551. DSE, CSE see mixed trendPublished: October 24, 2017 12:09:23

Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early trading on Tuesday as investors are active on both sides of the trading session amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session. Following the previous...


120552. BNP leader MK Anwar passes awayPublished: October 24, 2017 09:39:57

BNP standing committee member and former minister MK Anwar has died at his Elephant Road residence in the capital Dhaka. He was 85. Anwar, a bureaucrat-turned politician, breathed his last...


120553. Ronaldo retains FIFA best player awardPublished: October 24, 2017 09:41:12

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best male player at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards in London on Monday. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi...


120554. Mastercard opens-up access to blockchain API for partner banks, merchantsPublished: October 24, 2017 10:02:00

Recently Mastercard announced that it will be opening up access to its blockchain technology via its API published on Mastercard Developers. Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers,...


120555. ADB okays $1.2b to upgrade Dhaka-Northwest trade corridorPublished: October 24, 2017 17:33:36

The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has approved $1.2 billion in finance for the second phase upgrade of the Dhaka-Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh. "Bangladesh has good...


120556. Bumpy start for Google PixelPublished: October 24, 2017 10:53:11

The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and...


120557. Khaleda 'to visit' Rohingya camps SundayPublished: October 24, 2017 10:25:53

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to visit the Rohingyas  in Cox's Bazar on Sunday, according to a member of its top policymaking body. The decision was taken at the...


120558. US plans Myanmar sanctionsPublished: October 24, 2017 10:38:30

The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the...


120559. Doreen Power recommends 20pc dividendPublished: October 24, 2017 11:24:19

The board of directors of Doreen Power Generations & Systems Limited has recommended 10 per cent cash dividend for shareholders excluding the sponsors/directors and 10 per cent stock dividend for...


120560. Paradise group distributes relief among RohingyasPublished: October 24, 2017 11:42:12

Paradise Group recently distributed relief among Rohingyas in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar, said a statement. With great support from Bangladesh Army, bags containing essential food items such as...


120561. Saiham Cotton recommends 12pc dividendPublished: October 24, 2017 12:20:34

The board of directors of Saiham Cotton has recommended 12 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Tuesday. The final...


120562. ACI recommends 50pc final dividendPublished: October 24, 2017 12:29:29

The board of directors of ACI Limited has recommended final 40 per cent cash and 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an...


120563. Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'Published: October 24, 2017 12:39:37

A Canadian man is contesting a C$149 (US$118) ticket for "screaming in a public place" after being caught singing in his car. The tune that got him grooving - and...


120564. ACI Formulations recommends 15pc final dividendPublished: October 24, 2017 12:41:24

The board of directors of ACI Formulations Limited has recommended 15 per cent final cash dividend (Total 35 per cent cash dividend for the year 2016-2017 inclusive of 20 per...


120565. CPC ends with Xi on par with MaoPublished: October 24, 2017 13:15:23

China's Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate "Xi Jinping...


120566. UN extends ban on sale to N KoreaPublished: October 24, 2017 13:38:47

A UN committee has added 32 items that have both civilian and military uses to a list of prohibited goods and technologies banned from sale or transfer to North Korea....


120567. California shooting spree suspect heldPublished: October 24, 2017 13:50:27

Two people were killed and several others sustained injuries in a shooting rampage on Monday in Lake County, about 140 km north of San Francisco, western California, the United States,...


120568. ECNEC clears Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated ExpresswayPublished: October 24, 2017 15:18:31

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the 'Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway' project to ease traffic congestion in and around the capital city. The project, involving...


120569. Courts send Apan Jewellers owners to jailPublished: October 24, 2017 18:22:15

Separate courts in Dhaka sent three owners of Apan Jewellers to jail on Tuesday in five cases filed for laundering money and dodging tax. The courts of four Dhaka Metropolitan...


120570. APO prescribes preparation for adoption of digital economyPublished: October 24, 2017 18:28:41

The Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) has urged its members to take preparation to be able to anticipate changes in digital economy. Secretary-General of APO Santhi Kanoktanaporn made the call at...


120571. 18th parliament session begins Nov 12Published: October 24, 2017 18:40:51

18th session of current parliament will start from November 12 after a 59-day recess. President M Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising his power bestowed upon him by article 72...


120572. Move to check question leaksPublished: October 24, 2017 19:44:13

The intending participants in the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations will have to enter the exam centres 30 minutes before the scheduled time. The examinees will not be allowed to...


120573. Tk 83m 'undisclosed money' in SP's account!Published: October 24, 2017 20:57:49

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found Tk 83 million 'undisclosed money' in three accounts of a superintendant of police (SP) and his wife. ACC alleged that the police official, Faridpur...


120574. A strategy for NPL monitoring and governancePublished: October 24, 2017 21:31:52

Where would one rank Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) as an issue for our banking sector? Although opinions may vary, it is almost certainly at the top. NPL not only gets to...


120575. Trudeau writes to HasinaPublished: October 24, 2017 22:25:27

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recognised strong and important leadership of Bangladesh to face the Rohingya crisis. He has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina conveying his support to...


120576. Myanmar agrees to ‘take back Rohingyas’Published: October 24, 2017 22:35:11

Myanmar has agreed to take back the Rohingya people who have crossed into Bangladesh leaving behind their homeland. The Muslim-majority Rohingyas fled the scene in Rakhine State of Myanmar in...


120577. Rangamati fire engulfs 50 shops, housesPublished: October 24, 2017 11:48:15

A fierce fire gutted around 58 shops and houses out at Korolyachhari Bazar in Langadu upazila of Rangamati on early Tuesday. According to fire service sources, the fire originated from...


120578. Melbourne man charged with funding ISPublished: October 24, 2017 11:45:06

An Australian man has been charged with sending money to a US citizen fighting for so-called Islamic State in Syria. Isa Kocoglu, 43, was arrested at his Melbourne home on...


120579. Housewife stabbed dead in MoulvibazarPublished: October 24, 2017 11:37:01

A housewife was stabbed to death allegedly by her husband at Adampur village in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district on Monday night over family feud. The deceased was identified as...


120580. Ivory seizures up, African elephants at risk: reportPublished: October 24, 2017 11:23:47

African elephant poaching declined for a fifth year in a row in 2016, but ivory seizers around the world hit record levels, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...


120581. China's Liaoning posts 3pc GDP in Jan-SeptPublished: October 24, 2017 11:11:10

The economy of China’s northeastern rustbelt province of Liaoning showed signs of recovery in the first three quarters of this year, growing 3.0 per cent compared with the same period...


120582. IBBL holds workshop on anti-money launderingPublished: October 24, 2017 23:03:09

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) organised a workshop on ‘Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing’ with participation of the representatives from scheduled banks in Cox's Bazar on Saturday. Deputy General Manager...


120583. BD needs energy master plan: Summit GroupPublished: October 24, 2017 10:52:23

Bangladesh needed a comprehensive energy system master plan to achieve sustainable economic growth, a senior executive of a leading energy sector company said recently. He also stressed the need for...


120584. BRAC Bank organises workshop on prevention of money launderingPublished: October 24, 2017 10:51:31

BRAC Bank Limited organised a workshop on “Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism” in Jessore. More than 130 officials of the region participated in the day-long workshop...


120585. FSIBL holds quarterly biz confce of Khulna ZonePublished: October 24, 2017 10:42:01

The Quarterly Business Conference of Khulna Zone of First Security Islami Bank Limited was held recently at Hotel City Plaza International, Jessore, said a statement. The conference was presided over...


120586. Declare Matarbari a landing station, not port of call: CPAPublished: October 24, 2017 10:40:56

Striking a difference of opinion, the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) suggests declaring Matarbari area a landing station instead of port of call for transportation of goods for two under-construction power...


120587. NRBC Bank opens 54th branch in ImamganjPublished: October 24, 2017 22:30:41

NRB Commercial Bank Limited opened its 54th branch on Monday at Imamganj in Dhaka, said a press release. Directors of the bank Loquit Ullah and Tamal SM Parvez jointly inaugurated...


120588. ICAB 12th member of Chartered Accountants WorldwidePublished: October 24, 2017 10:24:31

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) has become the 12th member of international body Chartered Accountants Worldwide. ICAB is the seventh Chartered Accountancy body to be awarded Associate...


120589. EBL, Haramain Hospital ink dealPublished: October 24, 2017 22:20:53

The Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has signed an agreement with Sylhet-based Al Haramain Hospital Private Limited in Dhaka recently, says a press release. EBL’s Head of Consumer Banking M Nazeem...


120590. NBR regrets power ministry's plea for duty waiverPublished: October 24, 2017 10:04:42

Government's revenue authority turned down the relevant ministry's proposal for duty waiver to woo large investment into the country's power sector, officials said. Tax-exemption 'culture' has to be phased out,...


120591. Registration of all inland ships and motor vesselsPublished: October 24, 2017 21:53:26

The reported move by the Department of Shipping (DoS) to bring in the country's oceangoing and inland ships and vessels on a single online platform through registration and make those...


120592. A user-friendly approach to inward remittancesPublished: October 24, 2017 21:39:37

The country is not just dealing with or in money which is hard-earned at   individual levels overseas, but more importantly, it's value-added exchange rate at the receiving end. So you...


120593. Solving poverty by recognising others in povertyPublished: October 24, 2017 21:34:54

We all know what poverty looks like. Born in a country that proudly claimed the lower middle income status three years ago, we might believe that we know poverty inside...


120594. The havoc called pollutionPublished: October 24, 2017 21:34:12

The findings researchers revealed in the Lancet medical journal on pollution last week are far scarier than its threatening impact on human life many environmentalists worried about. No doubt a...


120595. Promoting rooftop solar power for green energyPublished: October 24, 2017 21:33:20

Aiming to promote rooftop solar energy across the country, the government has initiated a move to conduct a study on framing "Net Metering Policy", or "NMP". Under the proposed policy,...


120596. All well on India's eastern frontier?Published: October 24, 2017 21:20:46

No free political marketplace can always be expected to uphold unity and like-mindedness among participating actors. In a tumultuous October of 2017, this observation seems to be particularly true on...


120597. Economic theories that have rationalised decision-making processPublished: October 24, 2017 21:03:43

This year's Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences went to the University of Chicago professor and US economist Richard Thaler for his incorporation of psychologically realistic assumptions in the analyses of...


120598. Q1 sees rise in ADP implementation ratePublished: October 24, 2017 20:38:24

The first quarter (July-September) of the current fiscal year (FY18) has witnessed an increase in the implementation rate of Annual Development Programme (ADP). Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the...


120599. FINWITZ kicks off Nov 13Published: October 24, 2017 20:08:09

An inter-university finance-based competition titled FINWITZ is set to begin from November 13. The IBA Communication Club (IBACC), a platform consisting of Dhaka University's Institute of Business Administration (IBA) students,...


120600. Focus on utilisation of internal resources to achieve SDGsPublished: October 24, 2017 18:30:03

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday came up with a call for the developing countries to utilise internal resources instead of depending on foreign aid to achieve the sustainable development...