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RMG workers to enjoy benefits of formal banking

RMG workers to enjoy benefits of formal banking

FE Online Report 2018-04-19 16:18:32

A 30-month long project, ‘Sarathi—progress through financial inclusion’, has been launched on Thursday aiming to bring readymade garment workers under the formal banking services. S...

650 CNG three-wheelers join OBHAI ride

650 CNG three-wheelers join OBHAI ride

-- 2018-04-19 15:34:16

Ride sharing service provider OBHAI has added 650 CNG three-wheelers to its existing fleet in a move to strengthen its services. A signing ceremony among CNG drivers, owners and OBHAI was held at its...

Thai week to kick off Monday

Thai week to kick off Monday

FE Online Report 2018-04-19 14:24:06

A four-day long annual trade fair ‘Thailand Week 2018’ will kick off at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Monday. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Min...

Tax on three wheelers from next fiscal: NBR

Tax on three wheelers from next fiscal: NBR

FE Report 2018-04-19 14:07:41

The government will bring three wheelers, including CNG-run auto-rickshaws, under its tax net in the budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2018-19. “We will also make trade license and E-TIN compulso...

Biman flight misses arrival schedule at Shahjalal Int'l Airport

Biman flight misses arrival schedule at Shahjalal Int'l Airport

FE Online Report 2018-04-19 14:03:15

An international flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines failed to meet its arrival schedule at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Thursday. BG 128 from Abu Dhabi was scheduled to arri...

MDB holds drawing competition for kids

MDB holds drawing competition for kids

FE Online Desk 2018-04-19 13:32:15

Midland Bank Limited (MDB) has organised a drawing competition among the children of MDB employees on at the campus of fine art (Bakultola of Charukala Institute) of Dhaka University recently. Md. A...

Oil nears late-2014 highs as Saudi backs higher prices

Oil nears late-2014 highs as Saudi backs higher prices

-- 2018-04-19 11:52:13

Oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest since the end of 2014 as US crude inventories declined and as top exporter Saudi Arabia pushes for higher prices by continuing to withhold supplies. Brent...

UCB holds Town Hall meeting in city

UCB holds Town Hall meeting in city

FE Online Desk 2018-04-19 11:51:46

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) has recently organised a Town Hall meeting in the capital. Managing Director of UCB Mr A E Abul Muhaimen along with other senior executives of Head Office and mem...

First reverse auction sees no bids accepted

First reverse auction sees no bids accepted

Siddique Islam 2018-04-19 11:25:27

The first reverse auction for buy-back of the government securities was held Wednesday at the central bank headquarters in Dhaka without accepting any bids, officials said. Only three primary dealer...

Trump, Japan's Abe agree to intensify trade talks

Trump, Japan's Abe agree to intensify trade talks

-- 2018-04-19 11:04:46

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday they had agreed to intensify trade consultations between the two longtime allies, with an aim to expand investment an...

Corporate tax may see cuts, says NBR chief

Corporate tax may see cuts, says NBR chief

FE Report 2018-04-19 10:46:45

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Wednesday said the revenue authority will provide necessary trade facilitation to the local electrical and electronic manuf...

Banks to remain open for 12 hrs around Ctg port

Banks to remain open for 12 hrs around Ctg port

Our Correspondent 2018-04-19 10:23:08

Banks have decided to keep transactions open around the port area from 10 am to 10 pm on all days from next week. In line with the government order to keep banking operations open round the clock to...

Extortion leads to Ramadan price hike: FBCCI

Extortion leads to Ramadan price hike: FBCCI

FE Report 2018-04-19 09:37:30

The country's apex trade organisation FBCCI has observed that the prices of essential commodities rise during the holy month of Ramadan largely because of "rampant extortion in the transport sector by...

IDCOL looks to install 5.0m  improved stoves by 2021

IDCOL looks to install 5.0m improved stoves by 2021

Adnan Hossain Bhuiyan, back from Bogura 2018-04-19 00:28:40

In the wake of growing demand for improved cooking stoves (ICS), the Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) has extended its ICS programme up to 2021, aiming to install 5.0 million such st...

Cabinet body approves proposal to import LNG from Oman

Cabinet body approves proposal to import LNG from Oman

-- 2018-04-18 21:08:23

Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase has approved some 10 proposals including import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oman on government-to-government basis deal. The Cabinet body, with Industries...

PM places seven-point proposal to promote intra-Commonwealth trade

PM places seven-point proposal to promote intra-Commonwealth trade

-- 2018-04-18 20:30:04

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today placed a seven-point proposal to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, investment and innovation and urged the grouping to keep the trade regime open and transparent. "...

Better Buying, ETI team up to endorse reliable purchase

Better Buying, ETI team up to endorse reliable purchase

FE Report 2018-04-18 18:16:00

Better Buying and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are going to collaborate in Bangladesh to support and promote responsible buying practices within the garment industry supply chains. Through the pa...

48pc find it difficult to contact corporate buyers

48pc find it difficult to contact corporate buyers

FE Desk 2018-04-18 18:12:31

Forty-eight per cent of women-owned businesses in Bangladesh experience difficulty in making connections to corporate buyers, according to a survey. During interviews, they noted that establishing ne...

Remediation of left-out RMG factories to cost $1.2b

Remediation of left-out RMG factories to cost $1.2b

Monira Munni 2018-04-18 18:09:05

An estimated US$1.2 billion would be required for remediating the safety hazards in the readymade garment factories left out of the safety inspection and remediation process so far, according to a rep...

US-Bangla Airlines announces discount offer

US-Bangla Airlines announces discount offer

-- 2018-04-18 18:03:12

US-Bangla Airlines has announced to special discount offers in both international and domestic routes on the occasion of Bangladesh Travels and Tourism Fair. Customer can enjoy 10 per cent discount o...

12 organisations get national productivity award

12 organisations get national productivity award

-- 2018-04-18 17:01:56

Twelve organisations, covering all the major categories of industrial unites, on Wednesday received the National Productivity and Quality Excellence Award-2016' for their significant contributions to...

SBAC Bank holds training programme

SBAC Bank holds training programme

FE Online Desk 2018-04-18 16:28:26

The South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited has organised a training programme at its head office in the capital. The Training Institute of the SBAC Bank organised the training pr...

Realtors propose cutting registration fees by half

Realtors propose cutting registration fees by half

-- 2018-04-18 16:21:04

The country's realtors proposed that the government should reduce registration charges to 7.0 per cent from existing 14-16 per cent to help ease housing crisis being faced by middle and lower middle i...

NetLeaders achieves milestone in DasCoin licence sale

NetLeaders achieves milestone in DasCoin licence sale

FE Online Desk 2018-04-18 15:19:35

NetLeaders, the community of empowerment, has recently achieved a significant milestone with the sale of its 100,000th DasCoin Licence. DasCoin licence holders are provided with Cycles that represent...

Pre-budget parley: NBR to provide support for tech firms

Pre-budget parley: NBR to provide support for tech firms

FE Report 2018-04-18 15:05:33

The revenue authority will provide necessary trade facilitation for local electrical and electronic manufacturers and information technology companies in the next budget. National Board of Revenue (N...

Novoair tickets now on mobile app

Novoair tickets now on mobile app

FE Online Desk 2018-04-18 14:12:48

Novoair, one of the private airlines in the country, has introduced a mobile app aiming to make ticket purchase process easier and convenient for its passengers. Travellers can now book or purchase...

Bank Asia Securities celebrates 7th anniv

Bank Asia Securities celebrates 7th anniv

FE Online Desk 2018-04-18 13:37:02

Bank Asia Securities Limited (BASL) celebrated its 7th anniversary Tuesday at its corporate office. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia and Director of Bank Asia Securi...

Daraz teams up with Umidigi Bangladesh

Daraz teams up with Umidigi Bangladesh

FE Online Desk 2018-04-18 13:05:19

Online shopping platform Daraz Bangladesh (daraz.com.bd) has recently signed a partnership agreement with Umidigi Bangladesh. Head of Commercial of Daraz Bangladesh, Fuad Arefin and CEO of Redgreen C...

Kashmir eyes tourists from Bangladesh

Kashmir eyes tourists from Bangladesh

-- 2018-04-18 12:49:00

Tourism players in Kashmir are seeking a pie from the rising number of tourists arriving into India from Bangladesh, which overtook the United States for the highest number of tourist arrivals in Indi...

Green Delta Ins re-elects chairman, vice chairman

Green Delta Ins re-elects chairman, vice chairman

FE Online Desk 2018-04-18 12:44:35

The Board of Directors of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited has recently re-elected Mr. Md. Abdul Karim as Chairman and Mr. Kamran Idris Chowdhury as Vice Chairman. Md. Abdul Karim, former Princi...