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BRAC Bank arranges training on SME Banking

FE Online Desk March 04, 2018 13:58:59

BRAC Bank Limited organised a five day-long training on “BDM Development Programme” for its SME Business Development Managers at its Head Office in Dhaka recently. Participants received...

India, Vietnam sign deal on atomic energy

-- March 04, 2018 13:48:01

India and Vietnam on Saturday signed three key memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in areas of economic and trade cooperation, agricultural exchanges, and atomic energy for peaceful purposes. The agr...

Africa luxury brands on rise

-- March 04, 2018 12:50:20

Luxury labels from the African continent are expanding rapidly and some hope they will become the next generation of global household names. The global luxury goods industry is worth more than $1.5 b...

China for no trade war with US

-- March 04, 2018 11:42:51

China does not want a trade war with the United States but will defend its interests, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sunday, after US President Donald Trump announced a plan to put tariffs on steel...

Shipping minister spills the beans about Indian port use report

Our Correspondent March 04, 2018 10:49:54

Terming the report on a move to use the Haldia Port of Kolkata 'a propaganda war" by a vested quarter, shipping minister M Shajahan Khan said the Kolkata ports were interested to use the Chittagong...

Indian textiles seek steps to control garment imports from BD

-- March 04, 2018 10:34:52

The Indian textile industry has sought measures to control garment imports from Bangladesh, which is on the increase, according a report of The Hindu on Saturday. Members of Indian Texpreneurs Federa...

FBCCI stresses improved airport services to attract foreign tourists

FE Report March 04, 2018 10:23:20

Business leaders on Saturday underscored the need for improving service quality in the country's international airports to help attract more foreign tourists. They also suggested forming a research c...

Trump threatens higher tax on European cars

-- March 04, 2018 09:59:24

US President Donald Trump kept up pressure on trading partners on Saturday, threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union retaliates against his plan to slap tariffs on a...

Making new income tax law loses gear in election year

Doulot Akter Mala March 04, 2018 09:38:39

Enforcing a new income-tax law from the upcoming fiscal year to fill a void looks uncertain in the election year, sources said. The revenue board has adopted a go-slow strategy over completing the dr...

Ctg int’l Trade Fair begins

-- March 03, 2018 21:53:59

The month-long 26th Chittagong International Trade Fair (CITF)-2018 began at Railway Pologround in the port city on Saturday. Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, MP, inaugurated the fair as the chief gu...

Pre-order for Galaxy S9+ begins March 8

-- March 03, 2018 20:41:45

The Galaxy S9+ will be available to Bangladeshi customers at Tk 105,900 across all Samsung brand shops and authorised retailers.  The pre-order will take place from 8th to 28th March, 2018. ...

16pc of surveyed RMG factories have foreign staff: CPD

FE Online Report March 03, 2018 17:39:48

Some 16 per cent of the surveyed 252 garment factories have employed foreign staff in almost all sections. The highest number of foreign officials are working in production planning segment of the...

Al-Arafah Islami Bank opens agent banking outlet at Radhagonj

FE Online Desk March 03, 2018 15:25:42

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited has recently inaugurated its 120th agent banking outlet at Radhagonj Bazaar in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district. The bank opened the new outlet where the customer...

Trade war: China asks US for talks

-- March 03, 2018 14:47:12

Chinese President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser Liu He said that they hope the US will revive high-level dialogue on economic disputes and name a new chief liaison to defuse mounting trade tension...

Broadcom to buy rival Qualcomm

-- March 03, 2018 13:25:05

Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom Ltd, which is seeking to buy rival Qualcomm Inc, plans to complete its move back to the United States by mid-May, according to sources familiar with the matter. Wra...

GPL to export more products to Lanka

FE Online Desk March 03, 2018 12:39:24

General Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GPL) launched its 'Linaptin' brand in Sri Lanka pharma market recently, said a statement. Under this intiative, the Bangladeshi company will be able to increase its pro...

Trump’s tariffs sour NAFTA talks

-- March 03, 2018 11:48:13

US President Donald Trump’s threats to unleash a trade war over steel crushed hopes of substantial progress in the latest talks to rework NAFTA, heightening fears for the trade deal’s futu...

Dumping US debt could be a weapon in trade war

-- March 03, 2018 10:51:02

US President Donald Trump’s plan to slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has rattled financial markets and stirred fears that some trading partners might retaliate by dumping US Tre...

Karnaphuli Gas introduces prepaid metering in Ctg

Pankaj Dastider March 03, 2018 10:17:16

The consumers of compressed natural gas may feel happy as the gas bill is likely to decline considerably after the installation of the prepaid metering system in the domestic gas burners in the city....

Premium earnings of life insurers up 8.0pc in 2017

Jasim Uddin Haroon March 03, 2018 09:51:39

Gross earnings of all 32 life insurance companies entered into positive domain in 2017 from a negative surface in 2016 signifying that insurance penetration had expanded to some extent in the year und...

Urbanisation fuels demand for tomato ketchups, sauces

Yasir Wardad March 03, 2018 09:41:50

The demand for tomato ketchups is growing fast in the country, powered mostly by urban consumers' changing tastes and dietary habits. People familiar with manufacturing the condiments told the FE tha...

Wheat, soybean futures rally

-- March 03, 2018 00:16:57

Chicago wheat futures were on track for their biggest weekly gain since late June 2015 on Friday as forecasts of more dry weather across the US Plains supported the market. Soybeans are poised for a...

GM to slash 5,000 South Korean jobs

-- March 02, 2018 20:10:44

General Motors’ South Korean unit plans to slash 5,000 jobs, or about 30 per cent of its workforce, but keep production steady if Seoul agrees to its $2.8 billion proposal for the loss-making op...

Steel, aluminium glut in Asia likely owing to Trump’s tariff plan

-- March 02, 2018 19:11:42

US President Donald Trump’s plan to slap hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports will likely make Southeast Asia the new hunting ground for global exporters seeking buyers, creating a glut...

ACI Motors, Kobelco Construction ink deal

FE Online Desk March 02, 2018 18:42:00

ACI Motors, the leading agro machinery supplier in Bangladesh, signed a dealership agreement with Kobelco Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of globally renowned Kobelco Construction...

Regional banking confce begins March 4

FE Online Desk March 02, 2018 18:04:08

A two-day Regional Banking Conference 2018, arranged by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) begins March 4 at BIBM auditorium in the city, said a statement. Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle...

BBS Cables organises dealer conference

FE Online Desk March 02, 2018 16:26:46

BBS Cables Limited has organised its 6th ‘Dealer Conference 2018’ at the Naboratri Hall of International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka. Engr Md Badrul Hassan, chairman of...

MTB signs deal with APON Foundation

FE Online Desk March 02, 2018 13:18:38

Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) inked an agreement with APON Foundation to help the underprivileged street and working children to open their own bank accounts with MTB. Tarek Reaz Khan, head of SM...

Global markets: Oil prices show mixed trend

-- March 02, 2018 12:32:02

US oil prices were mixed on Friday, after three days of declines, but any gains were limited as Asian share markets extended a selloff on Wall Street after news of planned US tariffs on steel and alum...

Chittagong trade fair begins tomorrow

-- March 02, 2018 12:11:34

The 26th Chittagong International Trade Fair organised by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry begins Saturday in the port city. The month-long trade fair will be participated by Thailand...