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Bangladesh Bank to announce new Monetary Policy end of this month BB to announce new Monetary Policy end of this month

The MPS will be finalised on the basis of the national budget for the 2017-18 financial year and the fiscal policy directions


Bangladesh Rural Development Board disburses over Taka 12 crore loans BRDB disburses over Taka 12 crore loans

It disburses the loans through various groups for crop cultivation, setting up small dairy and poultry farms and different income generating projects


10 deals to be signed during Sri Lankan PM Sirisena's maiden visit 10 deals to be signed during Sirisena's maiden visit

The Lankan Primr Minister dues in Dhaka on Thursday on a three-day official visit


Mahbubur Rahman elected EBAC Chairman Mahbubur Rahman elected EBAC Chairman

EBAC was established in 2004 in Shanghai, China


China's COSCO to buy Orient Overseas for $6.3 billion   China's COSCO to buy Orient Overseas for $6.3 billion

The merger will form a new Asian shipping giant, helping COSCO compete as a wave of consolidation in industry creates a handful of huge competitors


MtGox CEO heads to trial in Japan over missing Bitcoins MtGox CEO heads to trial in Japan over missing Bitcoins

In wake of the MtGox scandal, Japan passes a bill stipulating that all virtual currency exchanges must be regulated by its Financial Services Agency


US-Bangla Airlines starts operation to Doha US-Bangla Airlines starts operation to Doha

Initially Four flights will be operated for Doha from Dhaka and Chittagong on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday


Facebook to build a new integrated, mixed-use village Facebook to build mixed-use village

Facebook envisions that construction will follow in phases, with the first to include the grocery, retail, housing and office completed in early 2021


Bangladesh-India buyer-seller businesses meet Friday Bangladesh-India buyer-seller businesses meet Friday

The objective of the buyer-seller meet is to highlight Bangladesh-India business partnership in the 21st century.


Rod prices remain high despite suspension of new VAT law New VAT law suspended but rod prices remain high

The price of per tonne MS rod is now Tk 48,000 in the local market against Tk 38,000 per tonne in May-end this year


Dhaka, Bangkok to work together to boost bilateral trade Dhaka, Bangkok to work together to boost bilateral trade

The both sides also agree to work in preventing and combating Trans-National Crimes


Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand

It has benefitted from both rising demand and prices for semiconductors, or memory chips, which are used in smartphones and computers


Rice price falls amid cut in import duty Rice price falls amid cut in import duty

Mohammad Faruk Hossain of Kamal Rice Agency at Karwan Bazar kitchen market says that rice prices came down in the wholesale market


Businesses must take e-BIN: NBR Businesses must take e-BIN: NBR

The NBR has already planned to cancel the old 11-digit Value Added Tax (VAT) registration


Govt to import 5 lakh mts crude salt Govt to import 5 lakh mts crude salt

The Commerce Ministry decides to import crude salt as there has been lower salt production in the country this time compared to its target


Sensex advances, blue-chips provide hope

Sensex advances, blue-chips provide hope

The 30-share index was trading higher by 74.85 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 31,284.64


Zimbabwe's Mugabe sells cows to fund AU Zimbabwe's Mugabe sells cows to fund AU

Despite nagging questions about Mugabe's health, his ruling party claims that at 93, he is still as strong as an ox


BJMC official rescued 18 hours after abduction BJMC official rescued 18 hours after abduction

The kidnapper also asks his family members to come to a grocery shop near Fultala Bazar


Total signs major Iran gas deal, defying US pressure Total signs major Iran gas deal, defying US pressure

French energy giant Total defies US pressure by signing a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Iran


Lebanon sees tourism rebound as turmoil swallows region Lebanon sees tourism rebound as turmoil swallows region

While neighboring Syria and Iraq burn, the Lebanese industry is looking - cautiously but optimistically - at the promise of a new beginning


EAB wants source tax on exports cut to 0.50 pc EAB wants source tax on exports cut to 0.50 pc

The EAB also expresses disappointment over a number of measures in the newly passed national budget which what they say will discourage industries


DSE training programme for beginners begins July 16
DSE training prog for beginners begins July 16

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) is going to arrange a seven-day training programme entitled 'The…


Burger King and South American deforestation Burger King and South American deforestation

Burger King has made a public show of working to address the issue


India GST: Sweeping tax reform introduced India introduces sweeping tax reform

The overhaul existing laws was carried out at a special midnight session of parliament


Trade bodies to brief on budget Saturday Trade bodies to brief on budget Saturday

Parliament on Thursday passes the Tk 4,00,226 crore national budget for FY 2017-18 with a growth target of 7.4 percent


Fashion brands sign accord on fire, building safety with unions Fashion brands sign accord on fire, building safety with unions

Over a thousand Bangladeshi garment factories supplying signatory brands will already be covered under the new Accord


Sensex slips 154 pts ahead of GST Sensex slips 154 pts ahead of GST

Capital outflow by foreign funds and weak global shares only added to concerns


Japan reports factory output, unemployment rose in May   Japan reports factory output, unemployment rose in May

Meanwhile, higher oil prices pushes the inflation rate in May to 0.4 percent


McDonald's shuts 41 Delhi restaurants over expired licenses McDonald's shuts 41 Delhi restaurants over expired licenses

The American fast-food giant says it has temporarily suspended operations at 41 of its 55 McDonald's restaurants across the Indian capital


DCCI hails government for lowering excise duty on bank deposits DCCI thanks government

The DCCI also welcomes the new slab of reduced Excise Duty on small Bank deposits from Tk 800 to Tk 150 on bank balance above Tk 1 lakh to Tk 5 lakh


Most Maersk operations running after cyberattack Most Maersk operations running after cyberattack

The series of cyberattacks began in Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday, hitting government and corporate computer systems


China's Alibaba boosts stake in SE Asia online sales China's Alibaba boosts stake in SE Asia online sales

The investment will raise Alibaba's holding in Lazada to 83 percent from 51 percent & take its total outlay on the company so far to more than $2 bn


Chile bans imports of Colombian meat over foot-and-mouth disease Chile bans imports of Colombian meat over foot-and-mouth disease

The ban would remain in effect until they are convinced that the outbreak has been brought under control


Cottage industries vital to taking country forward: Shahriar Cottage industries vital to taking country forward: Shahriar

He also stresses for strong entrepreneur network to face the challenges of the free-market economy


UK supermarket Tesco axes another 1,200 jobs UK supermarket Tesco axes another 1,200 jobs

Tesco terms it as a significant next step to continue the turnaround of the business


Tk 150 excise duty for bank deposits above one lakh up to five lakh Tk 150 excise for 1 lakh-5 lakh bank deposits

The prime minister makes the suggestion at Parliament amid criticism of the excise hike decision for bank deposits from different section of thepeople


Firms scramble to recover from wave of cyberattacks Firms scramble to recover from wave of cyberattacks

The new attack appears much smaller in scale and there is no immediate indication of who is responsible


Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

Financially ailing Toshiba is facing the risk of having its shares delisted and needs the cash from selling Toshiba Memory Corp. to survive


Technology companies fall sharply, leading US indexes lower   Technology companies fall sharply, leading US indexes lower

Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher

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