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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...

Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight misses arrival schedule at HSIA

FE Online Report November 05, 2018 12:26:41

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has failed to meet its arrival schedule at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Monday. BG 122 from Muscat was scheduled to arrive at the airport at...

Export of agro-products rises 27pc

Sajibur Rahman November 05, 2018 11:14:33

The country's export earnings from processed agro-products crossed US$635 million in fiscal year (FY) 2017-18, thanks to the growing global demand. The amount was around 27 per cent higher than that...

US unleashes "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran

BBC November 05, 2018 10:31:57

The US will unleash its "toughest ever" sanctions against Iran on Monday following a wave of protests across the oil-rich country. The Trump administration is reinstating all sanctions removed under...

China promises lower tariffs, more imports

-- November 05, 2018 10:10:51

China will lower import tariffs and continue to broaden market access, President Xi Jinping said on Monday at the opening of a week-long trade expo seen as an attempt by Beijing to counter mounting cr...

NBR faces Tk 110b revenue shortfall in first quarter

FE Report November 05, 2018 09:40:31

The revenue board has faced a Tk 110 billion shortfall against its target in the first quarter of the current fiscal year as the government allocated less for the development projects, its head said o...

Peninsula Airport Garden to epitomise hospitality industry in Ctg

Pankaj Dastider November 04, 2018 22:20:22

CHATTOGRAM, Nov 04: Chairman of The Peninsula Chittagong Limited Mahbub Ur Rahman said the company is going to present an exhilarating and exotic place of hospitality and entertainment through constru...

Bagladesh Railway to add 200 coaches soon

-- November 04, 2018 21:23:00

Bangladesh Railway on Sunday signed an agreement with a Chinese company to procure 200 metre gauge passenger coaches involving Tk 9.28 billion. Project director Mrinal Kanti Bonik and vice president...

Department of National Savings to launch database for savers to check anomalies

Arafat Ara November 04, 2018 15:16:13

The government is expected to develop a database for the investors of national savings instruments by January next year to prevent people from buying such schemes exceeding the limit, officials said....

Bproperty opens new office at Mirpur

FE Online Report November 04, 2018 14:56:46

Bproperty.com has opened its new office in the capital’s Mirpur area, aiming to welcome all aspiring homeowners. Mark Nosworthy, chief executive officer (CEO) of the country’s first digit...

Shakib becomes brand ambassador for Uber Bangladesh

FE Online Desk November 04, 2018 14:36:21

Bangaldesh's ace all-rounder and captain of the test cricket team Shakib Al Hasan has become the first brand ambassador of Uber in the country. The partnership underscores Uber, world’s largest...

Postal Division initiates nationwide branch inclusion for 'Nagad'

FE Online Desk November 04, 2018 13:38:27

  The process of inclusion of 9886 post office branches nationwide has started to provide the digital financial service “Nagad” to people all around the country, said a statement....

Sbarro introduces 8-inch pizza

FE Online Desk November 04, 2018 13:23:13

US pizza chain Sbarro for the first time launched its 8-inch pizza segment in Bangladesh.   On the occasion of introducing the new pizza Sbarro has also introduced a new campaign where pizza lo...

Women SME Expo begins in Ctg today

Our Correspondent November 04, 2018 11:23:58

A month-long International Women SME Expo begins at Polo Ground in the city tomorrow (Sunday) under the auspices of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Women entrepreneurs from Iran, I...

Trade war, spy claims cloud horizon for China airshow

-- November 04, 2018 11:12:38

Trade frictions with the United States and accusations of industrial espionage are set to cast a cloud over China’s largest aerospace meeting this week, as suppliers consider what the country&rs...

NBR will honour 656 taxpayers

FE Report November 04, 2018 10:37:55

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) will honour some 656 taxpayers across the country as recognition of their payment of income tax for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18. Of them, some 141 taxpayers will rece...

Potential of tourism still remains unrealised: Study

Saif Uddin November 04, 2018 10:24:53

Tourism could become one of the key export-earning service sectors of Bangladesh if some key challenges including inadequate infrastructure facilities were met, a study said. The study also identifie...

Clothing exports to US grow by 5.84pc in nine months

FE Report November 04, 2018 09:53:40

Bangladesh's clothing exports to the United States grew by 5.84 per cent during the nine months of the current year compared with a year earlier. The country fetched $4.16 billion from shipping appar...

Full use of maiden FSRU by mid-Nov

M Azizur Rahman November 04, 2018 09:50:07

Petrobangla is expected to fully utilise the country's maiden liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal from mid-November as the Anwara-Fouzdarhat gas transmission pipeline installation nears completion....

Poultry industry sets sight on export markets

FHM Humayan Kabir November 04, 2018 09:49:45

Bangladesh's poultry industry has started getting ready to leave its footprint in the global export market as it has already introduced good international practices, insiders have said. Government of...

BD may get ‘competitive edge’ amid US-China trade tension

Munima Sultana November 04, 2018 09:42:08

The ongoing US-China trade tension may create a short-term "competitive advantage" for Bangladesh in both import and export sectors, according to an assessment of the Bangladesh Bank. But the central...

Gold prices break six-year record ahead of Diwali

-- November 03, 2018 21:42:26

NEW DELHI, Nov 03 (PTI): Gold strengthened for the sixth straight week and gathered further grounds to reached 6-year high of Rs 32,780 and ended at Rs 32,650 per 10 gram at the bullion market amid th...

Consumer companies try price hikes as America wages climb

-- November 03, 2018 21:41:13

CHICAGO, Nov 03 (Reuters): Consumer goods companies, emboldened by a strong US economy, are rolling out price increases on everyday products and groceries after several years of haggling with big reta...

Wheat prices hold above harvest lows

-- November 03, 2018 21:39:59

WASHINGTON, Nov 03 (AP): Wheat markets were slightly higher for the week, spending a lot of time testing harvest lows before finally catching a bid.After last week's late rally on news that the US cap...

CSR spending of banks, financial instts doubles

SM Najmus Sakib November 03, 2018 14:17:27

The spending by the country's scheduled banks and financial institutions (FIs) on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes has nearly doubled in the first half of this year, compared to the sa...

Winter vegetables sell at 60-180pc higher than farm-level prices

FE Report November 03, 2018 14:07:00

Winter vegetables are selling at 60-180 per cent higher than the farm-level prices in the city's kitchen markets, although recent weeks saw rising supply from the key growing hubs, according to offici...

NRB Bank opens 6th Agent Outlet at Jashore

FE Online Desk November 03, 2018 14:00:35

NRB Bank Limited, a leading 4th generation bank of the country, inaugurated its 6th Agent Outlet at Monohorpur Bazar, Jashore recently. Mr. Md. Mehmood Husain, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank...

NRBC Bank to collect pre-paid electricity bill from DESCO consumers

FE Online Desk November 03, 2018 13:49:37

Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) consumers can pay their pre-paid bill through NRB Commercial Bank Limited. Recently Mr. Khondoker Rashed Maqsood, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank and Mr....