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Three flights of Biman miss arrival schedules

FE Online Report January 12, 2019 13:50:14

Three flights of Biman Bangladesh airlines have failed to meet their arrival schedules at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Saturday. BG 087 from Malaysia was scheduled to arrive at th...

NCC Bank holds annual business conference

FE Online Desk January 12, 2019 13:39:22

NCC Bank Limited has recently organised two days long ‘Annual Business Conference-2019’ for its Executives and Branch Managers at Royal Tulip Beach Resort in Cox’s Bazar. Md Nurun N...

Shutdown may slash US job growth

-- January 12, 2019 11:42:41

A partial shutdown of the US government could slash job growth by as much as 500,000 in January and lift the unemployment rate above 4.0 per cent unless the impasse in Washington is resolved before ne...

SpaceX to lay off 10 per cent of workforce

-- January 12, 2019 10:26:15

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10 per cent of the company’s more than 6,000 employees, it said on Friday. The company said it will “part ways&r...

BRT: RHD, BBA show poor performance

Munima Sultana January 12, 2019 10:22:06

Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) have showed poor performance among three agencies involved in developing bus-based mass transit corridor from Airport to Gaz...

Export of plastic goods marks 21pc rise in H1 of current FY

SM Najmus Sakib January 12, 2019 10:12:22

The country's export of plastic goods marked a 21 per cent rise in the first half of the current fiscal year (FY) over the corresponding period of last fiscal. The plastic sector fetched US$ 56.54 mi...

Finance div rejects ACC proposal over pvt insurers

Syful Islam January 12, 2019 09:54:44

Finance division has turned down a proposal to include the staffers of private insurance companies as 'public servants', sources said. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) earlier proposed to include...

BBA seeks lower amount of allocation in RADP

FHM Humayan Kabir January 12, 2019 09:33:44

The authorities have again sought lower funds in the revised annual development programme (RADP) for the Padma Bridge project for slow progress in work, officials said on Friday. The Bangladesh Bridg...

Rice prices to come down in a week: Commerce minister

-- January 11, 2019 21:59:20

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has blamed the 'shortage' of transports during national election for recent rice price hike. He also assured that the rice prices will come down within a week, reports U...

Attar makers face manifold problems

Saif Uddin back from Moulvibazar January 11, 2019 21:51:01

Higher gas tariff, suspension of new connections of gas and poor implementation of government policies are holding back the potentials of country's attar manufacturing sector, insiders have said. Bes...

Volkswagen eyes global top position

-- January 11, 2019 18:19:54

Volkswagen Group said on Friday its passenger car deliveries rose 0.9 per cent last year to a record 10.83 million, putting it neck-and-neck with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in the race to be the world&...

Italy court acquits Autostrade CEO in 2013 motorway accident case

-- January 11, 2019 17:48:06

An Italian judge on Friday acquitted Autostrade CEO Giovanni Castellucci in a case regarding a 2013 accident that killed 40 people on a motorway run by the company. Prosecutors had asked for a jail s...

14 Bangladeshi firms to participate in Texworld Paris

-- January 11, 2019 16:32:48

A total of 14 Bangladeshi business entities will take part in a four-day tradeshow – Texworld Paris – to be held in the capital of France from February 11 to 14. The fair will feature a s...

Investors ask how the Bezos divorce will affect Amazon

-- January 11, 2019 15:32:46

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shares seesawed on Thursday as investors questioned how the impending divorce of company founder Jeff Bezos would affect his control of the most valuable company on Wall Street...

bKash offers 15pc cash back at trade fair

FE Online Desk January 11, 2019 15:15:19

bKash offers up to 15 per cent cash back on payment through its app at selected merchant pavilion or stalls at ‘Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2019’ organised by Bangladesh Export P...

Job cuts hit Ford, Jaguar

-- January 11, 2019 14:29:49

Ford and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unveiled sweeping job cuts across Europe on Thursday as carmakers struggle with a slump in demand for diesel vehicles, tougher emissions rules, and a global economic s...

Three int'l flights miss arrival schedules at Dhaka airport

FE Online Report January 11, 2019 13:02:46

Three flights of different airlines have failed to meet their arrival schedules at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Friday. BG 144 from Kuwait was scheduled to arrive at...

50MW Kaptai Lake solar project awaits ADB fund approval

-- January 11, 2019 11:33:21

The Power Division is now waiting for a positive note from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) about its financing to implement a 50MW floating solar project in the Kaptai Lake, official sources said. &...

‘Keep rice prices stable’

FE Report January 11, 2019 11:09:28

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi urged on Thursday the millers and traders to keep the prices of rice stable in the market. "I request you (rice millers and traders) to keep the prices of rice at a tole...

No let-up in broiler chicken price hike

FE Report January 11, 2019 11:03:39

Broiler chicken and ginger became pricier again last week raising woes of the consumers further. Prices of some vegetables and egg, however, showed a mixed trend while that of other essential items r...

Government mulls extension of counter-guarantees for BSFIC

FE Report January 11, 2019 11:03:24

The government is considering extension of counter-guarantees involving over Tk 18.56 billion for state-run Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC), officials said. Contacted, a depu...

Manpower export may fall further in coming years

Arafat Ara January 11, 2019 10:37:26

The country's manpower export may experience further fall in the coming years due to poor demand for less-skilled workers in major markets, experts and sector insiders have predicted, calling for urge...

RHD needs addl Tk 55b in RADP

Munima Sultana January 11, 2019 10:12:42

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) of the government is seeking an additional allocation of Tk 55 billion (5,500 crore) in the Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP). Sources said it was se...

BPC back in profit from oil trading

 M Azizur Rahman January 11, 2019 09:58:21

The state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is back in making profits from oil trading, thanks to a downtrend in oil prices in the international market. The BPC earned profits of Tk 100 mill...

59.59pc rise in fuel oil import takes expenses to $22b

Siddique Islam January 11, 2019 09:51:10

Bangladesh's import expenses crossed US$22 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year (FY), 2018-19, following a 59.59 per cent increase in fuel oil import, officials said. The actua...

India’s sugar exports unlikely to meet target

-- January 10, 2019 20:50:04

India's sugar exports are likely to be far lower than a 5.0 million-tonne target set by New Delhi as a strengthening rupee and falling global prices make shipments unattractive despite a government pu...

Commerce Minister asks rice millers, traders to shun unscrupulous means

-- January 10, 2019 20:36:15

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Thursday urged the rice millers and wholesalers across the country not to indulge in any unscrupulous means which might lead to soaring of rice price affecting the mem...

Kaptai Lake’ pilot solar project awaits ADB funding

-- January 10, 2019 18:11:52

The Power Division is waiting for Asian Development Bank (ADB) approval about its funding to implement a floating 50MW solar project in the Kaptai Lake, official sources told UNB agency. "We've heard...

One Biman flight arrives late at HSIA

FE Online Report January 10, 2019 15:35:18

A flight of Biman Bangladesh airlines has failed to meet its arrival schedule at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka city. The flight from London was scheduled to arrive at the air...

Huawei offers 40c discount in smartphone expo

FE Online Desk January 10, 2019 15:19:44

Huawei has announced exciting offers and lucrative discounts on its devices and accessories for the Smartphone & Tab Expo-2019. The expo is scheduled to be held at Bangabandhu International Conf...