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Dhaka, Friday, 20 January 2017

‘Export earnings to exceed $60bn by 2021’

‘Export earnings to exceed $60bn by 2021’

Staff Correspondent:Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday reiterated that country's export earnings would go beyond US$ 60 billion in 2021. The minister said these while delivering speech at the opening ceremony ... More

Ban destined on China’s ivory trade by end of 2017

Ban destined on China’s ivory trade by end of 2017

Online Desk: China has declared a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. Conservation groups hailed the decision as "historic" and a "game-changer" for ... More

Holey Artisan restarts after 6-month of militant attack

Holey Artisan restarts after 6-month of militant attack

Staff Correspondent: Holey Artisan Bakery, the café where took place the deadliest terrorist attack in Bangladesh's history in July, has declared official reopening of its operations at a new location ... More

Cabinet approves for cutting 13,156 trees for gas pipeline

Cabinet approves for cutting 13,156 trees for gas pipeline

Staff Correspondent:The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for cutting of 13,356 trees of forests under the Forest Department for implementing gas distribution pipeline project from Sreepur to Joydevpur to ... More

‘Govt to continue support for capital market development’

‘Govt to continue support for capital market development’

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asserted that her government will continue its efforts for sustainable development of the capital market. She also expected that the capital market will be ... More

Ecnec approves 6 projects

Ecnec approves 6 projects

Staff Correspondent: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the procurement of equipment and machinery for repairing and maintenance and road infrastructure construction at an ... More

PM opens Dhaka International Trade Fair

PM opens Dhaka International Trade Fair

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday formally auspicated the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 20167 at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka. The Month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF-2017) begins to ... More

Gas crisis disables 13 state-run power plants

Gas crisis disables 13 state-run power plants

Staff Correspondent: Electricity generation from 13 public sector power plants having the combined capacity of 2,543 megawatts has declilned to only 916 MW due to gas crisis. A shortage supply of ... More

EU hits Apple with $14.5 billion tax bill

EU hits Apple with $14.5 billion tax bill

EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route ... More

BB’s ‘cautiously accommodative’ MPS eyes higher pvt sector loan

BB’s ‘cautiously accommodative’ MPS eyes higher pvt sector loan

Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday unveiled its monetary policy statement (MPS) for the July-December period of this year, targeting 16.60 per cent private sector credit growth on the back of the ... More

Businessman missing for four days found dead

Businessman missing for four days found dead

Police on Tuesday recovered the body of the missing businessman, Hassan Khaled, from river Buriganga, four days after his family reported him missing on Saturday. More

Bangladesh nears recovery of $81m stolen funds

Bangladesh nears recovery of $81m stolen funds

Bangladesh Bank is a step closer to recovering a portion of the $81 million fund stolen by hackers from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More

BB asks banks to be more vigilant to check terror financing

BB asks banks to be more vigilant to check terror financing

Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday asked the scheduled banks to comply with the anti-money laundering rules and regulations properly to tackle terror financing. More

BB to award Shimanto Bank licence within this month

BB to award Shimanto Bank licence within this month

Bangladesh Bank will provide licence to Shimanto Bank, a proposed bank owned by the BGB Welfare Trust, within this month so that the bank of the Border Guard Bangladesh can ... More

Prices of sugar, onion, garlic rise

Prices of sugar, onion, garlic rise

The prices of sugar, onion and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen market over the week ending Friday. More

Hotline for RMG workers gets little response

Hotline for RMG workers gets little response

A government-set hotline for the readymade garment sector has got a lukewarm response from the workers as the authorities have failed to create awareness about the initiative among workers and ... More

BB governor okays Agrani MD sacking

BB governor okays Agrani MD sacking

Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday decided to remove Agrani Bank managing director Syed Abdul Hamid from his post on a charge of his involvement in a number of loan scams involving ... More

Tax on exports lowered

Tax on exports lowered

Parliament passed the finance bill for new financial year 2016-17 on Wednesday lowering tax on exports to 0.7 per cent, waiving VAT on house rent of the information technology service ... More

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