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Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claim

-- November 17, 2017 11:53:46

A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company’s talc...

Enlisting expats gets hamstrung as missions lack trained staffers

Arafat Ara November 17, 2017 10:17:58

The programme to enlist expatriate Bangladeshis in an official database has been held back by a lack of skilled personnel at overseas missions, officials familiar with the situation said. The Wage Ea...

Manmohan Parkash ADB’s new Country Director

-- November 16, 2017 23:35:50

Manmohan Parkash has been appointed as the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) new Country Director for its Bangladesh resident mission. Parkash, as the Country Director, will oversee the implementa...

Mi phone shows its dominance in South Asia

-- November 16, 2017 22:30:53

Xiaomi has indeed been producing one of the most attractive phones with amazing specifications and has been providing it to the customers at an affordable price. Xiaomi showed its dominance in the g...

Jhilmil project: Malaysia to build 13,920 flats

-- November 16, 2017 20:35:53

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (RAJUK) and Malaysian BNG Global Holdings SDN BHD and Consortium have signed an agreement for constructing 13,920 apartments in Jhilmil residential area. RAJUK Chairman...

Three-day Ceramic Expo kicks off Nov 30

-- November 16, 2017 19:14:48

Country’s first ever ceramic products exhibition titled "Ceramic Expo Bangladesh-2017" will be held from November 30 to December 2 at the International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka. Bangl...

Gold price inches down

-- November 16, 2017 15:44:24

Gold edged lower on Thursday as upbeat US economic data bolstered the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates next month and beyond. Spot gold was down 0.1 per cent at $1,276.95 per...

Dollar rebounds from four-week lows

-- November 16, 2017 15:37:47

The dollar rebounded from four-week lows against the yen on Thursday, as global markets regained some of their risk appetite after a sharp sell-off in stocks and the greenback over the past week. As...

Oil rises on hope for OPEC output cuts

-- November 16, 2017 15:31:13

Global oil markets edged up on Thursday as expectations that OPEC will extend production cuts at a meeting at the end of this month outweighed rising US crude production and inventories. Brent crude...

Oil slides after IEA casts doubt over demand outlook

-- November 16, 2017 00:52:03

Oil prices fell by 1.0 per cent on Wednesday, continuing Tuesday's slide after the International Energy Agency cast doubts over the past few months' narrative of tightening fuel markets, reports Reute...

BD, India need cross-border investment: Shahriar

-- November 15, 2017 17:29:06

Bangladesh and India northeastern states need to contribute to cross-border flow of investments to take maximum advantage of the geographical contiguity. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar...

Seven SIBL directors resign

-- November 14, 2017 21:50:24

Seven members of board of directors of the Social Islami Bank Ltd (SIBL) have resigned during a board meeting, weeks after a hostile takeover. SIBL Chairman Anwarul Azim Arif said on Tuesday that fou...

Mobile users now over 140m, claims BTRC

-- November 14, 2017 21:33:03

The number of mobile phone users in Bangladesh has crossed 140 million (14 crore), according to a statistics disclosed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).   The sam...

Uber launches bike-sharing service in Dhaka

-- November 14, 2017 18:40:14

Ride-hailing service Uber launched its bike-sharing product, UberMOTO, in Dhaka. The bike-sharing product will bring another option to riders to get from one place to another at the tap of a button....

Uber's South Asia policy chief steps down

-- November 14, 2017 13:25:17

Uber’s chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company. Shweta Rajpal Kohli...

Bangla Trac Group, BPDB ink power purchase deal

FE Online Desk November 14, 2017 11:58:22

Bangla Trac Group has inked a power purchase agreement with the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to buy a total of total 400mw power recently, said a statement. State Minister of...

EEC postpones visit to BD over amendments to draft deal

Rezaul Karim November 14, 2017 11:03:03

Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has postponed its visit to Bangladesh until February next due to further amendments to the draft deal on trade and economic cooperation, officials said. A high-powe...

B’desh chooses eight priority areas for Saudi investment

Syful Islam November 14, 2017 10:21:59

Bangladesh has selected eight prospective sectors expecting a large volume of investment from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), officials said. A high-powered business delegation from Riyadh is sche...

New instt to boost maize, wheat production

-- November 13, 2017 21:51:08

Jatiya Sangsad (parliament) on Monday passed 'The Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute Bill, 2017' to set up an institute for conducting research on wheat and maize, seeking to boost their pr...

Sheltech winter festival begins Thursday

FE Online Desk November 13, 2017 18:50:04

Country's leading real estate company Sheltech has arranged Winter Festival 2017 to begin from Thursday. The event will end on November 26, says a press release. During the festival, Sheltech will o...

FSIBL relocates Shafipur Branch

-- November 13, 2017 14:39:22

First Security Islami Bank Limited (FSIBL) relocated its Shafipur Branch to a new premises at KZ Tower of Shafipur Bazar in Gazipur. Sunday's move was taken with a view to providing Shariah-based mod...

Move to boost trade ties with Indonesia

Talha Bin Habib November 13, 2017 12:01:08

The government has taken an initiative to increase bilateral trade with Indonesia and attract Indonesian investors to various sectors of Bangladesh, officials said. As part of the move, the commerce...

Dhaka homeowners protest holding-tax hike

FE Report November 13, 2017 11:29:03

Terming the proposed holding-tax hike 'exorbitant', a platform of Dhaka's landlords rejected Sunday the rate of raise and made a five-point demand, including cancellation of the decision. They also u...

OPEC publishes annual oil outlook

-- November 12, 2017 20:26:49

Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has published World Oil Outlook 2017 which highlights the significant overhaul of its expectations for North American shale, projecting strong...

Leathertech Bangladesh begins Nov 16

-- November 12, 2017 20:17:58

A three-day international tradeshow on machinery, components, chemicals and accessories for leather, footwear and leather goods will start in Dhaka from November 16. ASK Trade & Exhibitions Pvt L...

A2i, FBCCI to work on expanding business

FE Online Report November 12, 2017 18:49:03

Prime Minister’s Office’s Access to Information (a2i) Programme and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work tog...

Pakistan’s largest trade expo ends Sunday

-- November 12, 2017 18:13:37

Pakistan's largest trade expo has ended on Sunday with the participation of 775 delegates from all around the world, including Bangladesh. The 4-day event, 10th Expo Pakistan 2017, was arranged by Tr...

Airbus, Boeing fight over Dubai deals

-- November 12, 2017 14:56:31

A battle for orders erupted on day one of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as Europe’s Airbus and its US arch-rival Boeing prepared to fire opening salvos worth almost $30 billion. Airbus was widely...

Realtors seek cut in flat, plot reg fees

FE Report November 12, 2017 13:35:57

Local realtors have urged the government to reduce the registration fee from the existing 15.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent on purchase of flats and plots to help increase their sales. They made the plea...

Walton offer: School teacher wins 0.1 million cash

FE Online Desk November 12, 2017 12:26:12

A school teacher in Dohar on the outskirts of Dhaka city received Tk 0.1 million after he bought a Walton brand refrigerator on Thursday. Ajit Kumer Sarker, an assistant head teacher of Islamabad Hig...