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UK economy grows by 0.4pc in Q3

-- October 25, 2017 15:04:50

The UK's economy had higher than expected growth in the three months to September - increasing the chances of a rise in interest rates in November. Gross domestic product (GDP) for the quarter rose b...

Australian inflation surprisingly soft in Q3

-- October 25, 2017 12:38:19

Australian consumer prices were surprisingly tame last quarter while core inflation stayed below target for almost a second full year, leading investors to pare back the already slim chance of a rate...

BD financial market needs credible benchmark

Jasim Uddin Haroon October 25, 2017 10:15:51

Bangladesh's financial market runs sans effective benchmark called 'Dhaka Interbank Offered Rate (DIBOR)', leaving parties to quote rates in contracts and other financial instruments impromptu. Such...

IDCOL, City Bank Capital Resources ink MoU

FE Online Desk October 25, 2017 10:09:15

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed recently between Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) and City Bank Capital Resources Limited, said a statement. The objective of the Mo...

Euro zone private sector growth slumps in Oct

-- October 25, 2017 00:46:40

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters): Private sector growth across the euro zone slowed more sharply than predicted this month, a survey showed on Tuesday, but activity remained strong even though firms increased...

IEA sees SE Asia oil demand growing until at least 2040

-- October 25, 2017 00:45:49

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters): Southeast Asian demand for oil will keep growing until at least 2040 as emerging nations there rely on the fossil fuel to transport their rapidly growing populations, ship...

Q1 sees rise in ADP implementation rate

-- 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 sa...

Focus on utilisation of internal resources to achieve SDGs

-- 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 goals (...

APO prescribes preparation for adoption of digital economy

-- 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...

ADB okays $1.2b to upgrade Dhaka-Northwest trade corridor

-- 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...

ECNEC clears Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway

-- 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 pro...

Paradise group distributes relief among Rohingyas

FE Online Desk 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...

China's Liaoning posts 3pc GDP in Jan-Sept

-- 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 of 2016....

BD needs energy master plan: Summit Group

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan 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...

BRAC Bank organises workshop on prevention of money laundering

FE Online Desk 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...

FSIBL holds quarterly biz confce of Khulna Zone

FE Online Desk 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 ov...

ICAB 12th member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide

FE Online Desk 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 award...

NBR regrets power ministry's plea for duty waiver

Doulot Akter Mala 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...

Country needs energy master plan to support economic growth

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan October 23, 2017 23:51:36

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...

BD imports from India record 13pc growth  

-- October 23, 2017 19:15:06

Bangladesh’s import from India recorded a 13 per cent growth in the 2016-17 fiscal year (FY).The increase in import has been reported after a subdued show for two consecutive years. The growth...

Net FDI from India up by 8.42pc in FY17

FE Online Report October 23, 2017 17:26:39

Net inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from India registered 8.42 per cent growth in the past fiscal year (FY17) compared to the previous fiscal (FY16). Latest statistics of the Bangladesh Ban...

IFC to help boost BD exports from newer sectors

FE Report October 23, 2017 14:51:08

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will assist Bangladesh in boosting exports from many newer priority sectors other than apparel to enhance the country's manufacturing competitiveness worl...

China home-price growth steadies in Sept

-- October 23, 2017 14:46:07

China’s new home prices registered a second straight month of weak growth in September as government measures to cool a long property boom took hold. The home-price growth of the world’s...

NFL holds training on anti-money laundering

FE Online Desk October 23, 2017 09:57:27

A training session titled “Anti Money Laundering  & Combating the Financing of Terrorism” jointly organised by National Finance Ltd. (NFL) and Bangladesh Bank was held recently at...

MTB inks corporate deal with Linnex Electronics

FE Online Desk October 23, 2017 09:21:21

Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) has recently signed an agreement with Linnex Electronics Bangladesh Limited at a simple ceremony held at the bank’s Corporate Head Office, MTB Centre,  Gulsh...

Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

-- October 23, 2017 01:21:41

PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters): Airbus's coup in buying a $6.0 billion Canadian jetliner project stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised...

Women the mystery ingredient in Australia's job feast

-- October 23, 2017 01:20:27

SYDNEY, Oct 22 (Reuters): Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.  While th...

California judge tosses $417m talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

-- October 23, 2017 01:19:44

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson  in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products l...

Rohingya SIM sale continues unabated defying ban

-- October 22, 2017 21:26:43

A good number of Rohingya people living in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar have purchased Bangladeshi subscriber identification modules (SIMs), defying a government ban. Sikandar, 22, a Rohingya refug...

Tk 19.1b 'Tantpalli' project on cards

-- October 22, 2017 19:38:58

The government plans to take a Tk 19.11 billion 'Tantpalli' project on 120 acres of land in Madaripur and Shariatpur districts, reports a news agency. "After implementation of the project, one milli...