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BD mobile industry fifth largest in Asia Pacific

-- September 18, 2018 22:17:31

The mobile industry in Bangladesh has become the fifth largest in the Asia Pacific, with 85 million unique subscribers and 145 million connections as of 2017.  The telecommunications has boomed...

Grameen bank’s Japanese version starts operation

-- September 18, 2018 20:28:39

Grameen Nippon, the Japanese version of Grameen Bank, has recently been launched in Tokyo of Japan aiming to reduce the economic gap in the society. Masahiro Kan, the founder and President of Grameen...

No option but to retaliate against new US tariffs: China

-- September 18, 2018 17:36:20

US President Donald Trump’s latest escalation of tariffs on Chinese imports has brought 'new uncertainty' to talks between the two countries. The statement issued by Chinese commerce ministry a...

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: Bangladesh, Russia to amend partnership deal

FE Online Desk September 18, 2018 15:15:58

Bangladesh and Russia have signed a protocol to bring in some amendments in the intergovernmental agreement, reached on November 2, 2010 on partnership in construction of a nuclear power plant in the...

Dollar falls for second day as trade war escalates

-- September 18, 2018 14:38:28

The dollar fell for a second consecutive day and the euro gained on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China by imposing 10 per cent tariffs on about $200 billion wor...

ICMAB int'l confce on SDG on Sept 23

FE Online Desk September 18, 2018 14:12:35

The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) will hold an international conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Dhaka on September 23. It will be attended by...

EBL, SME Foundation hold training for women entrepreneurs

FE Online Desk September 18, 2018 13:53:19

The concluding session of a 4-day programme titled “SME Business Management Training for Women Entrepreneurs” was held recently. Thirty women entrepreneurs participated in the programme,...

Thaicom inks deal with BCSCL

-- September 18, 2018 13:48:43

Thaicom, a satellite company of Thailand and a leading Asian satellite operator, will provide market development services for state-owned Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Ltd (BCSCL). The t...

India's Ola forays into New Zealand in latest overseas push

-- September 18, 2018 12:58:42

Indian ride-hailing platform Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch operations in New Zealand, and expand its overseas rivalry with US-based peer Uber Technologies Inc. The Indian start-up founded in...

Benapole land port gets a tech upgrade

-- September 18, 2018 11:42:56

The test of 13,000 liquids and solid chemicals can now be completed in just 30 seconds, following an upgrade in the technology installed in the country's largest land port at Benapole Customs House....

Dhaka, KL to work out new hiring system

Arafat Ara September 18, 2018 11:21:07

Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur are going to discuss ways to introduce a new system of manpower recruitment from Bangladesh, sources said. A joint working committee meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Sep...

Surging global prices likely to push up wheat import cost

Yasir Wardad September 18, 2018 10:39:12

The cost of wheat import is likely to be higher notably this fiscal year due to an upward trend in the international prices of the food grain. The low global output is blamed for the price hike. The...

Dhaka, Delhi to launch 130-km diesel pipeline project today

FE Report September 18, 2018 10:32:12

The governments of Bangladesh and India are expected to unveil the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline project work today (Tuesday). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra...

US slaps tariffs on $200b in Chinese goods

-- September 18, 2018 10:14:58

US President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with Beijing, imposing 10 per cent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of imports in a move one senior Chinese regulator said “poisoned” t...

Govt asks BPC not to take loan from ITFC at high rate

Rezaul Karim September 18, 2018 09:51:58

The finance ministry has advised the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) not to receive the proposed loan from ITFC at higher rate of interest. It also asked that the state-run company to bring do...

Sample submission ends on Sept 30

-- September 18, 2018 00:21:03

The last date for sending samples of pickles for the 19th edition of PRAN National Pickle Competiton-2018 is September 30. During this time, only women will be able to take part in the competition, sa...

Oil up as US Iran sanctions raise supply concerns

-- September 18, 2018 00:19:27

Oil prices rose on Monday as investors focused on the impact of US sanctions on Iran despite assurances by Washington that Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States could together raise output fast e...

Record export of ceramics

Yasir Wardad September 18, 2018 00:16:39

The country's ceramic ware exports set a new record in fiscal year (FY) 2017-18, thanks to the growing global demand for local products. Sector insiders said domestic producers will benefit further...

Thai delegates discuss trade relations with apparel manufacturers

-- September 17, 2018 20:52:04

A 15-member high-level business delegation from Thailand met Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) leaders on Monday at the BGMEA office and exchanged views on bilateral...

City Bank launches University of Dhaka American Express Card

FE Online Report September 17, 2018 17:36:26

City Bank and American Express on Monday announced the launch of The University of Dhaka American Express Card. The bank has partnered with University of Dhaka to introduce this co-branded credit car...

H&M beats forecasts with Q3 sales rebound

-- September 17, 2018 14:43:56

Sweden’s clothing-retailer H&M reported stronger-than-expected sales growth in the third quarter (Q3) on Monday as the world’s second biggest fashion company said its efforts to comp...

IBBL opens agent banking outlet in Chokoria

FE Online Desk September 17, 2018 13:34:52

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated its agent banking outlet in Badarkhali Bazar of Chokoria, Cox’s Bazar recently. Jafar Alam, Chairman of Chokoria Upazila Parishad inaugurated the outl...

EBL signs customer benefit deal with Radisson Blu Dhaka

FE Online Desk September 17, 2018 13:30:41

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) and Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden signed an agreement recently in the city. Under this arrangement, premium customers of EBL will enjoy special privileges including special a...

BRAC Bank distributes spot SME loan to women entrepreneurs

FE Online Desk September 17, 2018 13:19:13

BRAC Bank Limited took part in “CMSME Sector & Women Entrepreneur Development and Open Loan Distribution Programme” organised by SME & Special Programs Department, Bangladesh Ban...

Australia can invest in infrastructure projects

FE Report September 17, 2018 11:19:08

Speakers at a discussion called on Australia to invest in infrastructure projects and skills development programmes in Bangladesh. They also assured the Australian investors of continuity in the coun...

Gas supply reaches record 3,205 mmcfd

FE Report September 17, 2018 10:18:15

The country's overall natural gas supply has reached around 3,205 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) riding on the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG). This is the highest-ever gas supply in the hi...

Decision to follow Japan’s proposal on MRT line-2

Munima Sultana September 17, 2018 10:10:12

The government has decided to go for the Japanese government's proposal on the city's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line-2 under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, not any other proposal, sour...

98pc double ride bikers use helmets in city

Sajibur Rahman September 17, 2018 10:05:18

Now 98 per cent bikers use crash helmets while double riding in the city as the strict monitoring by law enforcers pays off. The riders are abiding by the traffic rules following a recent student mov...

Robi set to transfer 20pc stake to edotco at $120m

Siddique Islam September 17, 2018 09:53:43

Mobile operator Robi is set to offload its 20 per cent stake valued at US$120 million to edotco Bangladesh, a Malaysia-based telecommunications infrastructure services company. Bangladesh's second la...

NHFIL workshop on AML-CFT

-- September 16, 2018 22:16:18

The National Housing Finance and Investments Limited (NHFIL) held a workshop on 'Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) at the MCCI Conference Hall in the city on Satur...