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Michelin boss a possible successor to Ghosn at Renault: French FM

-- January 20, 2019 12:30:42

Michelin Chief Executive Jean-Dominique Senard could be a good choice to head carmaker Renault French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. Renault looks...

Dhaka Bank holds annual biz confce-2019

FE Online Desk January 20, 2019 11:20:53

The Annual Managers’ Conference for the year 2019 of Dhaka Bank Limited was held on 19th January, 2019 at Le Meridien, Dhaka. Mr. Reshadur Rahman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dhaka Ba...

SJIBL holds “Annual Business Confce-2019”

FE Online Desk January 20, 2019 11:15:57

  Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL) organized “Annual Business Conference-2019” on 19th January 2019 at a hotel in the capital. The opening ceremony of the conference was presid...

FSIBL holds annual biz confce-2019

FE Online Desk January 20, 2019 11:09:23

A 2-day long Annual Business Conference of First Security Islami Bank Limited was held recently at Intercontinental Dhaka. The Conference was presided over by Syed Waseque Md. Ali, Managing Director,...

StanChart Bangladesh donates blankets

FE Online Desk January 20, 2019 11:05:08

Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh recently donated blankets to former enclave communities in Lalmonirhaat and Kurigram in northern Bangladesh. The bank supports under-privileged communities with do...

Export earnings from jute, jute goods fall 26pc in H1

Yasir Wardad January 20, 2019 10:59:44

Export earnings from jute and jute goods declined by 26 per cent in the first half of the current fiscal year (July-December 2018) compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year (FY). The s...

'Strengthen embassies to support migrant workers'

FE Report January 20, 2019 09:51:09

Planning Minister Muhammad Abdul Mannan has underscored the need for strengthening the role of Bangladesh embassies abroad to ensure providing necessary supports to the migrant workers in internationa...

BEPZA to set up fund to meet emergencies

FE Report January 20, 2019 09:34:34

A fund would be set up with owners, buyers and workers of the companies operating in the country's eight export processing zones (EPZs), officials said. The 'owners-buyers-workers' fund aims to meet...

Govt curbs hiring project officials in top grades thru outsourcing

Jasim Uddin Haroon January 20, 2019 09:26:58

A government order has imposed restrictions on appointing people to higher-grade jobs in the projects through outsourcing. The ministry of finance (MoF) issued new outsourcing guidelines on January 0...

NBR gets down to work on tax rate rationalisation

Doulot Akter Mala January 20, 2019 09:14:26

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has initiated the process of rationalising the tax rates after being directed by new finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. Officials said the existing tax rates for...

Privacy activist complains against five tech giants

-- January 19, 2019 19:49:05

An Austrian data privacy activist has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints against tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. European privacy campaigner Max Schrems f...

Prime Bank holds orientation programme for MTs

FE Online Desk January 19, 2019 14:09:57

Prime Bank has recently organised a two days long orientation programme for the newly recruited Management Trainees (MTs) at a city hotel in the capital. Rahel Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO of the...

In Davos, Brazil's president to tout reforms, trade liberalisation

-- January 19, 2019 13:36:54

Brazil’s president will outline his government’s economic reform agenda and plans to increase trade with the rest of the world during a speech at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Me...

Ghosn 'received $9m in improper payments'

-- January 19, 2019 12:05:50

Carlos Ghosn improperly received $9 million in compensation from a joint venture (JV) between Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automakers said on Friday, raising the possibility of the...

Int'l Plastic Fair brings exhibitors from 19 countries

FE Report January 19, 2019 10:51:15

The 14th International Plastic Fair (IPF) -2019, on its second day on Friday, has become a platform to link the country's plastic manufacturers with distributors. The local plastic manufacturers said...

Thrust on developing entrepreneurship ethos

FE Report January 19, 2019 10:45:51

The First International Expo, Summit and Elevator Pitch began in Dhaka on Friday aiming to help creating employment opportunities through developing entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. The two-day long p...

Ctg Customs probing cargo delivery irregularities

Pankaj Dastider January 19, 2019 10:11:37

An investigation committee formed by the Chittagong Customs Commissioner has started probing the delivery of cargo-laden containers from the Chittagong Port using passwords of retired Customs official...

US demands regular review of China trade reform

Reuters January 19, 2019 10:09:03

The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated...

BR operations slightly better, but risks remain

Jubair Hasan January 19, 2019 10:07:31

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is still struggling to provide necessary services to its users properly, although the authority has spent billions of taka over the recent years keeping the target in mind, s...

Import of mobile handsets dives as illegal entry rules

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan January 19, 2019 09:41:57

Import of mobile phones through legal channels witnessed a dramatic drop-off last year, blamed on the massive rise in illegal shipments in recent times. According to importers, around 29.2 million mo...

Padma Bridge project gets one-year extension

FHM Humayan Kabir January 19, 2019 09:29:17

The government has extended time until December 2019 for completing the Padma Bridge construction work, officials said on Friday. "Since the Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) has failed to complete b...

Enacting deposit protection law drags on for years

Jasim Uddin Haroon January 19, 2019 09:26:54

The enactment of deposit protection law is getting delayed as the government is yet to take any concrete step in this connection. Deposit insurance is a system established by the government to protec...

Agrani seeks Tk 20b in sovereign guarantee

Syful Islam January 19, 2019 09:20:04

Agrani Bank has sought sovereign guarantee worth Tk 20 billion to maintain its required risk-based capital adequacy, officials have said. In a recent letter to the Ministry of Finance, the state-run...

Guardian Life Ins brings attractive offers at DITF

FE Online Report January 18, 2019 14:52:50

Guardian Life Insurance Limited (GLIL), the first digital life insurance company in Bangladesh, has come up with an interesting portfolio of digital products and services at the Dhaka International Tr...

India's Reliance Industries posts record quarterly profit

-- January 18, 2019 14:52:15

India’s Reliance Industries on Thursday posted record quarterly profit driven by its telecoms, retail and petrochemicals businesses, which offset the impact of a weaker refining margin due to vo...

Germany, China pledge to open markets

Reuters January 18, 2019 14:00:24

Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen cooperation to broaden economic t...

Three int’l flights mark late arrival at Dhaka airport

FE Online Report January 18, 2019 13:27:38

Three international flights of different airlines have failed to meet their arrival schedules at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Friday. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight f...

Four local flights miss departure schedules at HSIA

FE Online Report January 18, 2019 12:33:12

Four domestic flights of different airlines have missed their departure schedules at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Friday. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was schedu...

Govt punishes 37 pvt hajj agencies for irregularities

Jubair Hasan January 18, 2019 10:34:22

The government has taken punitive actions against 37 private hajj and travel agents due to their irregularities during the hajj in 2017, officials said. The actions include cancellation of licences,...

Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forum

-- January 18, 2019 09:49:14

President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown, according to a statement releas...