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Regency Hospitality ties up with AHELI

FE Online Desk January 16, 2018 13:20:08

Regency Hospitality Training Institute (RHTi) became the first and only institute in Bangladesh to settle official tie-up as Global Academic Partner (GAP) with AHELI (American Hotel and Lodging Educat...

IBBL to embrace FinTech

FE Report January 16, 2018 12:18:49

The Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) will upgrade technology-based banking in 2018 to make financial services more accessible to the mass people. The Shariah-based leading bank will also give em...

Yarn export from B’desh: Turkey likely to impose higher anti-dumping duty

Rezaul Karim January 16, 2018 11:44:50

Turkey is likely to impose higher rate of anti-dumping duty on export of yarn/thread from Bangladesh upon its failure to prove the alleged violation of the product's rules of origin, industry insiders...

Troubled Farmers Bank changes chairman again

Siddique Islam January 16, 2018 10:40:40

The board of directors of the troubled Farmers Bank Limited (FBL) witnessed a reshuffle again as it got a new chairman only after a short tenure of one and half month of the outgoing chairman. It was...

Vessels' detention: Shipping firms fear it may hurt external trade

Jasim Uddin Haroon January 16, 2018 10:16:50

Local shipping firms have expressed fear over detention of 13 vessels as they thought it would affect the country's external trade, particularly of perishable commodities like potatoes. Executives at...

Bangladesh third fastest in veg growth acceleration  

-- January 15, 2018 23:48:42

Bangladesh now grows 16.04 million (160.42 lakh) tonnes of vegetables annually in the country, according to sources at the agriculture ministry, reports UNB. During the ongoing three-day National Veg...

Commodity prices now normal!

-- January 15, 2018 21:38:06

Two ministers of the cabinet have claimed that the commodity prices in kitchen market are now normal following various government initiatives. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Food Minister Qamrul...

Food-grain imports reach 0.77m tonnes

-- January 15, 2018 21:30:32

The country has clocked 51.33 per cent of rice import target so far in fiscal year 2017-18. Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam said this on Monday while responding to a query in parliament by lawma...

Move to make godowns with 10,000t capacity

FE Online Desk January 15, 2018 21:16:14

Government has undertaken a plan to construct warehouse having a capacity of 10,000 tonnes food-grains in the regional offices of the Bangladesh Trading Corporation (TCB). The plan is initially for C...

2m BD tourists visit India last year

FE Online Report January 15, 2018 17:21:29

Two million Bangladeshi tourists visited India in 2017, posting a record 47 per cent growth over the year 2016. Latest statistics, released by the Indian tourism ministry today, showed that 19 per ce...

Media OutReach enters into partnership with Business Insider

-- January 15, 2018 14:01:39

Media OutReach, the Asia Pacific's first full-service newswire, has entered into an exclusive content partnership with Business Insider for its Malaysia and Singapore editions. A fast-growing global...

StanChart facilitates Square Group to go int'l

FE Online Desk January 15, 2018 13:50:12

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SPL), the largest pharmaceuticals company of Bangladesh, has made its first international investment through its 100 per cent-owned subsidiary Square Pharmaceuticals Kenya...

US-Bangla sponsors int’l tourism fair

-- January 15, 2018 12:46:39

US-Bangla Airlines has become the sponsor of the biggest tourism fair in Bangladesh, ‘Dhaka Travel Mart 2018’, which is going to be held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka from Ma...

Per capita deficiency of vegetables 158gm a day

FE Report January 15, 2018 11:57:40

The daily per capita deficiency of vegetables in the people's diet is 158 gm, experts said, pointing to the need for raising the production of vegetables significantly in the country. The experts cam...

Volkswagen brand car sees record sale in 2017

Reuters January 15, 2018 11:36:36

Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) core autos division increased vehicle sales to a record 6.23 million cars last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offs...

RMG workers get new wage board

-- January 14, 2018 18:03:04

The government has formed a new wage board to review the existing wages of the garment industry workers. Senior District Judge Syed Aminul Islam has become the wage board head. Labour adviser of Ban...

Ford set to unveil long-awaited Ranger pickup

-- January 14, 2018 14:30:33

Ford Motor Co on Sunday will officially take the wraps off its long-awaited Ranger midsize pickup truck, a year ahead of its arrival in showrooms, as rivals consolidate positions in a segment Detroit...

IBBL distributes blankets for cold-hit people

FE Online Desk January 14, 2018 14:15:40

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited Chairman Arastoo Khan distributed blankets among the cold affected destitute people at the Garpara Bahumukhi High School of Manikganj Sadar Upazila Saturday. Md. Aminur...

Import from China crosses $10b mark

FE Online Report January 14, 2018 12:49:05

Merchandise imports from China crossed $10 billion mark in the past fiscal year (FY17), according to the latest statistics released by Bangladesh Bank last week. It showed that the country paid som...

Arrest warrant against 13 container vessels

FE Online Report January 14, 2018 10:50:10

Country's maritime court has issued an arrest warrant against 13 container vessels following a lawsuit filed by a private commercial bank. This is for the first time in the country's maritime histor...

PKB seeks to weigh up a provision of bank act

Arafat Ara January 14, 2018 10:48:06

The authorities concerned are seeking to weigh up a certain provision of Probashi Kallyan Bank (PKB) Act-2010 for converting the bank into a commercial one instead of amending the law. To this effe...

BB seeks Tk 25.60b as export subsidy

FE Report January 14, 2018 10:27:16

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has sought a sum of Tk 25.60 billion from the government to meet the demand for cash incentive/subsidy made by local exporters, officials have said. The central bank recent...

Biman aims to lift its market share

Kamrun Nahar January 14, 2018 09:58:47

State-run carrier Biman has taken initiatives including purchase of new aircraft and change in networking approach to raise its market share to 30 per cent from the present 20 per cent by 2027, a Bima...

Dhaka, Delhi to ink deal on medicinal plants

-- January 13, 2018 22:48:48

Bangladesh and India are now in negotiations to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) soon for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants. Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringl...

LBFL inks MoU with Rangs

FE Online Desk January 13, 2018 13:34:41

LankaBangla Finance Ltd (LBFL) recently signed a MoU with Rangs Limited for its customer privilege, said a statement. Khurshed Alam, Head of Retail Finance of LBFL and Shoeb Ahmed, Chief Executive...

IBBL holds business dev conference

FE Online Desk January 13, 2018 12:56:10

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has organised a two-day business development conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. Arastoo Khan, Chairman of the IBBL bank, addressed the concludin...

Honor releases AI-powered phone in overseas markets

FE Online Desk January 13, 2018 12:40:16

Honor, a leading smartphone e-brand, announced on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), that the AI-powered Honor View10 will go on sale in overseas markets from January 8, 2018 and released...

Hilsa, vegetables see price hike

FE Report January 13, 2018 10:04:50

Prices of hilsa and vegetables spiralled upwards on Friday, adding to the woes of consumers already hit hard by the rise in living cost. The uptrend in hilsa prices began on Tuesday, a day after newl...

High-value apparels to help attain $50b exports target

FE Report January 13, 2018 09:26:26

Speakers at a programme underscored Friday the need for enhancing Bangladesh's images among foreign buyers while creating more skilled professionals to ensure the apparel sector's desired growth. The...

Low pressure of piped gas affects city dwellers' life

FE Report January 13, 2018 00:28:55

Daily life of the city dwellers is severely disrupted in many areas in recent days because of sudden fall in pressure of piped gas supplied to the households. The disruption of the key necessity is n...