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Robi receives ultimatum over huge unpaid VAT

Doulot Akter Mala November 06, 2017 09:57:02

Government's revenue authority served Sunday five demand notices on telecom-operator Robi Axiata Limited for realising Tk 9.24 billion in unpaid VAT. Officials said the Value Added Tax (VAT) authorit...

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

FE Online Report November 05, 2017 14:49:58

Department of Law and Justice of the Southeast University (SEU) organised the ‘Constitution Day Seminar 2017' on “Role of Lawyers in the Administration of Justice” on Saturday. Md A...

Miscreants burgle Hilary Duff's house

-- November 05, 2017 13:28:20

Actress Hilary Duff had a fantastic vacation with family and friends in Canada but her house was burgled while she was away. Burglars took jewellery reportedly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Libya navy rescues 200 illegal immigrants

-- November 05, 2017 12:24:55

The Libyan navy rescued 200 illegal immigrants from a rubber boat that crashed into the western Libyan shores on Saturday, said a navy official. The rescued migrants include women who are of African...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- November 05, 2017 11:29:28

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua November 05, 2017 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

WB to help promote job-centric growth

-- November 05, 2017 10:31:59

The World Bank (WB) is assisting Bangladesh in establishing an 'Export Readiness Fund' to take newer sectors on the international market to promote job-centric economic growth. Officials said under t...

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

FHM Humayan Kabir November 05, 2017 09:56:40

Calorie intake by Bangladeshis was falling significantly, faster in urban areas, by official count. It fuels twin fears of adverse impacts on nutrition level and productivity programmes. Nutritionist...

Canada exports, imports drop in Sept

-- November 04, 2017 15:29:30

Canada’s imports and exports dropped for the fourth consecutive month in September, resulting the trade deficit remained at C$3.18 billion ($2.48 billion), according to Statistics Canada data....

US unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

-- November 04, 2017 15:10:58

US unemployment fell to its lowest level in nearly 17 years in October, according to data released on Sunday, which President Donald Trump said was proof his policies were bearing fruit. Job creation...

Kunming University team meets DU VC

FE Online Report November 04, 2017 14:16:55

A five-member delegation led by Zhang Zuwu, Vice-President of Kunming University, China met Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office on Friday. Other members of th...

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Reuters November 04, 2017 13:35:51

Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection. The Canadian folk-rock star is putting more than 230 of his vast collection of Lionel train...

First US airstrikes against IS in Somalia

Reuters November 04, 2017 12:21:48

The United States carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the U.S. military said on Friday.  The Pentagon’...

Apple pushes US stocks higher

-- November 04, 2017 12:07:38

A surge in shares of heavyweight Apple helped push up major Wall Street indexes on Friday, as investors also assessed a mixed US labour market report. Shares of Apple, the world’s most valuable...

IMF gives Venezuela six months to improve data

-- November 04, 2017 11:56:59

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Venezuela six months to improve the flow of economic data saying it had violated IMF rules on the timely provision of some statistics. The Fund said...

Twitter's rewritten rules published

BBC November 04, 2017 11:24:06

Twitter has published a new version of its rules, which it says will clarify its policies and how it enforces them. It is part of a series of changes as the social network tries to address complaints...

Spain issues warrant for sacked Catalan leader

Reuters November 04, 2017 11:11:33

Spain on Friday issued an arrest warrant on sedition and other charges against Carles Puigdemont, tightening the judicial net around the former Catalan leader who went Brussels after his government wa...

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

BBC November 04, 2017 10:49:10

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers. They tested the microbiome - the collection...

World markets themes for the week ahead

Reuters November 04, 2017 10:25:38

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/TRUMP ON TOUR US President Donald Trump embarks on hi...

Zimbabwe police arrest American over ‘anti-government plot’

BBC November 04, 2017 10:22:20

Police in Zimbabwe charged an American woman over a tweet that appeared to insult President Robert Mugabe, her lawyer has said. Martha O'Donovan, 25, is accused of referring to Mr Mugabe as "selfish...

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

FHM Humayan Kabir November 04, 2017 10:06:56

The much-cherished softest lending by Japan is all over as the donor has hiked the interest rate to 1.0 per cent from 0.01 per cent for Bangladesh, officials said. The Asian economic powerhouse has a...

US job growth likely to rebound in Oct

-- November 03, 2017 14:57:27

US job growth likely rebounded sharply in October after hurricane-related disruptions depressed employment in September, in a move that could seal the case for an interest rate increase from the Feder...

SE Asian stocks rise marginally

-- November 03, 2017 12:02:43

Philippine shares rose for a fourth session on Friday, buoyed by expectations of greater investments into the market and prospects of better-than-expected corporate earnings. MSCI's broadest index of...

New Zealand shares edge lower

-- November 03, 2017 11:46:44

New Zealand shares edged lower on Friday as consumer staples reversed gains made earlier in the day. Across the Tasman, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index slipped 0.2 per cent, reports Reuters. Dair...

Australia shares rise on financials, materials stocks

-- November 03, 2017 11:44:28

Australian shares advanced on Friday on broad-based gains, with financial and material stocks leading the charge in a generally upbeat mood in markets across the region. The S&P/ASX 200 index ros...

China stocks on track to close at one-month lows

-- November 03, 2017 11:38:01

Shanghai stocks were on track to close at one-month lows on Friday, as anaemic growth in China’s service sector in October broadened worries of an economic slowdown, prompting selling in almost...

US stocks: Dow, S&P rise, Nasdaq drops

-- November 03, 2017 11:29:02

The Dow industrials climbed on Thursday while losses in Facebook kept the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq in check as investors assessed the long-awaited tax cut plan unveiled by US President Donald Trump&...

Bank of England hikes interest rates

-- November 02, 2017 19:04:35

Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in over a decade despite the fact that wages are growing weakly in the UK and the country faces the growing threat of a disastrous ‘no de...

Fed keeps rates unchanged

-- November 02, 2017 12:31:06

The Federal Reserve kept its interest rates steady on Wednesday and pointed to solid US economic growth and a strengthening labour market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it...

UK defence minister quits over harassment claim

Reuters November 02, 2017 12:01:35

British defense minister Michael Fallon quit on Wednesday saying his conduct had fallen below the high standards demanded of his position, the first resignation in a sexual harassment scandal in parli...