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Academic interest in social business growing

Asjadul Kibria from Wolfsburg, Germany November 07, 2018 09:56:33

Academicians, researchers and activists have stressed the need for mainstreaming social business into different universities of the world as they found it an important and relevant new 'economic the...

BPC seeking JV partner to build, run LPG plant

M Azizur Rahman November 07, 2018 09:49:16

The state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is looking for a joint venture (JV) partner for construction and operation of an import-based LPG storage, bottling and distribution plant. BPC ha...

BPC set to borrow $1.0b from IDB to purchase oil

FHM Humayan Kabir November 07, 2018 09:43:01

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is going to take out US$1.0 billion hard-loan from Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to purchase oil. The government is likely to approve the loan proposal today (...

Iran oil exports to plummet in November, then rebound as buyers use waivers

-- November 07, 2018 00:46:47

Iran's oil exports have fallen sharply since US President Donald Trump said at mid-year he would re-impose sanctions on Tehran, but with waivers in hand the Islamic republic's major buyers are already...

Ryanair to shut online operations for upgrade

-- November 07, 2018 00:45:22

Online bookings and check-in with Ryanair will close for 12 hours after the airline said it needed to shut down its website and mobile phone app, reports BBC. It said the shutdown from 17:00 UK time...

China grants more trademark approvals for Ivanka firm

-- November 07, 2018 00:44:30

China granted initial approval for 16 new trademarks last month for the fashion brand of US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka, including voting machines, a search of official record...

DCCI puts emphasis on signing FTA with Malaysia

-- November 06, 2018 17:14:10

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Tuesday laid emphasis on signing free trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Malaysia to boost bilateral trade and investment. DCCI President Ab...

BB reschedules written test of three state-owned banks

FE Online Report November 06, 2018 16:51:09

The Bangladesh Bank has changed the date of written test to recruit Officer (cash) for three state-owned banks. As per the fresh announcement, the written test will be held at 3:00pm to 5:00 pm on No...

Cathay Pacific faces probe over data breach

Reuters November 06, 2018 14:43:12

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner will launch a compliance investigation into Cathay Pacific Airways over a data breach involving 9.4 million passengers, saying the carrier may have violated priv...

Three domestic flights miss departure schedules at HSIA

FE Online Report November 06, 2018 14:22:26

Three domestic flights of different airlines have failed to meet their departure schedules at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Tuesday. Biman 433 was scheduled to depart for Cox's Baz...

Scooter firm pushing for law change

-- November 06, 2018 13:38:08

The Californian electric scooter business Bird is launching a pilot service on London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is illegal to ride powered scooters on public roads or pavements in the UK but...

Russian services sector activity rises to 11-month high in October

-- November 06, 2018 13:30:52

Activity in Russia’s service sector reached an 11-month high in October, driven by stronger demand and new business growth, the Markit purchasing managers index (PMI) showed on Tuesday. Busines...

China says ready for US talks, sees no winners in trade war

-- November 06, 2018 13:28:31

China is ready to hold discussions and work with the United States to resolve trade disputes because the world’s two largest economies stand to lose from confrontation, Vice President Wang Qisha...

Biman flight from Abu Dhabi misses arrival schedule

FE Report November 06, 2018 13:15:16

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines failed to meet its arrival schedule at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Tuesday. BG 128 from Abu Dhabi was scheduled to arrive at the airport at...

EU team arrives in city to inspect shrimp

FE Report November 06, 2018 11:37:11

A three-member European Union (EU) team arrived in Dhaka on Monday to inspect exportable produce, especially shrimp, in order to look into whether they match the standards set by the EU, sources said....

Dollar keeps to tight ranges as investors brace for US elections

-- November 06, 2018 11:12:19

The dollar stuck to tight ranges against its major rivals on Tuesday as investors favored caution ahead of US midterm elections later in the day. The US congressional election is widely expected to b...

EU says China's reform pledges fall short

-- November 06, 2018 10:43:04

Reform commitments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a key speech this week failed to go far enough, a top European business lobby said, calling for concrete action and timetables for opening up...

BD-Nepal energy talks likely to get deferred

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan November 06, 2018 10:22:32

The proposed Bangladesh-Nepal energy dialogue is likely to get deferred by a few weeks due to Bangladesh's unwillingness to hold the talks in the middle of this month (November). Officials at the Pow...

Airport-Kamalapur metro rail among five JICA-funded projects

FHM Humayan Kabir November 06, 2018 10:11:34

The government agencies have decided to receive a sizeable fund under the Japanese 40th loan package to implement five development projects. The projects include one that seeks to build another metro...

NBR to resume e-payment at income tax fair

Doulot Akter Mala November 06, 2018 10:05:58

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) will resume the e-payment system in the forthcoming tax fair and widen the facility for income taxpayers. Taxpayers will be able to pay income tax using their de...

DIFE now to inspect left-out RMG units

Monira Munni November 06, 2018 09:59:18

The government has finally taken a move to bring 650 more readymade garment factories under the safety assessment programme to ensure workplace safety in the entire sector, officials said. After the...

July-Sept overall imports up 8.0pc

Siddique Islam November 06, 2018 09:48:45

The country's overall imports grew by more than 8.0 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year (FY), 2018-19, following a 78.62 per cent increase in fuel oil import, officials said....

Underwater valve damage halts LNG supply

M Azizur Rahman November 06, 2018 09:44:43

Re-gasification in the country's first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal has remained suspended since Saturday evening owing to the damage of an underwater hydraulic valve. The 'ac...

EU countries are major destinations of BD's RMG products: PM

-- November 05, 2018 18:50:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the member countries of the European Union are the major destinations of Bangladeshi readymade garment products. The Prime Minister came up with the statement du...

bKash asks distributors to adhere to AML&CFT law strictly

FE Online Report November 05, 2018 18:29:56

bKash Limited organised a distributors’ conference recently with the renewed call for strict enforcement of AML&CFT law by the distributors while doing business with the mobile financial ser...

Alibaba chief describes trade war as most stupid thing

-- November 05, 2018 16:33:55

CEO of Alibaba Group Jack Ma has described the US-China trade war as the 'most stupid thing in this world'. The chief of Asia’s most valuable public company made the comments at the China Inter...

BGMEA wants to issue UD certificates for 'non-compliant' factories until Jan

FE Report November 05, 2018 15:41:49

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) wants to continue issuing utilisation declaration (UD) certificates in favour of the 'non-compliant' garment factories until January...

UK new car sales fell 3pc in October

Reuters November 05, 2018 15:20:51

British new car registrations fell by an annual 3 per cent in October, preliminary data released by a car industry body showed on Monday. Sales have been hit in recent months by more stringent emissi...

UCB inks agreement with Bangladesh Police Kallyan Trust

FE Online Desk November 05, 2018 15:14:17

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) and Bangladesh Police Kallyan Trust Security Service (BPKTSS) have recently signed an agreement. Under the agreement, UCB will take security service from BPKTSS f...

Technology, automation to define future of road transport: Survey

FE Online Desk November 05, 2018 13:56:14

In the face of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, technology-driven innovation will be key to meeting the challenges of tomorrow in the road transport sector, according to a global survey. The su...