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Early winter vegetables start appearing in Rajshahi markets Early winter vegetables start appearing in Rajshahi markets

Around 2.5 lakh tonnes of vegetables are expected to be produced in the region this season


$240m fund for SME sector development created $240m fund for SME sector development created

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will contribute $200 million, while the government will provide the rest $40 million to the fund


Singapore cuts trade ties with Pyongyang Singapore cuts trade ties with Pyongyang

It comes as UN sanctions have been imposed after North Korea's sixth nuclear test


Farmers busy in harvesting Aman paddy in Rajshahi Farmers busy in harvesting Aman paddy in Rajshahi

The farmers had cultivated aman paddy on around 3,39,000 hectares of land in Rajshahi, Naogaon, Natore & Chapainawabganj districts this season


Diamond fetches $33.5m at Christie's auction in Geneva Diamond fetches $33.5m at auction

The finished piece is made from white gold, diamond and emeralds


7 directors of SIBL resign 7 directors of SIBL resign

The directors who resigned are Abdur Rahman, Abdul Mukit, AFM Asaduzzaman, Moinul Hasan, Yusuf Harun Bhuyian, Lili Amin, and Afia Begum


Trump plans 'major announcement' after Asia trip, raising speculation about North Korea, trade Trump raising speculation on trade after Asia trip

Following the meeting with Australian PM Turnbull and Japanese leader Shinzo Abe on Monday, Trump said progress has been made in trade talks


Volkswagen announces $650 million investment in Argentina plant Volkswagen announces $650 million investment in Argentina plant

Production of the SUV is anticipated to begin in 2020


Businesses appreciate family-level tax award Businesses appreciate family-level tax award

Women entrepreneur Salima Ahmad stresses on simplifying tax payment procedure



TPP trade deal talks move forward despite Canada wobble TPP deal moves forward without US

However its trade minister said good progress has now been made


Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law UK Brexit date to be enshrined in law

"Exit day" - 2300 GMT on 29 March 2019 - will be included in the EU Withdrawal Bill, the government has confirmed


Bangladesh a hotspot for denim buyers Bangladesh a hotspot for denim buyers

China has lost its grip in the denim sector, this change in Chinese denim sector is diverting more orders to Bangladeshi denim exporters


Brexit is 'getting dramatic', says EU Brexit is 'getting dramatic', says EU

UK negotiators have long been frustrated with the format of the (so far) monthly rounds of talks


Disney backs down after US media boycott Disney backs down after US media boycott

The New York Times and Washington Post vow to boycott Disney screenings in solidarity with the banned newspaper


Short variety coconut plants yield 4 times higher Short variety coconut plants yield 4 times higher

This high-yielding open pollinated (op) coconut variety was imported from Vietnam and Kerala state of India three years ago


Global Social Business Summit kicks off in Paris Global Social Business Summit kicks off in Paris

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is hosting the Summit organised by Yunus Centre, Grameen Creative Lab, Germany and the Paris Mayor's office


Cabinet okays Bangladesh-China 1320 MW power plant deal Cabinet okays Bangladesh-China 1320 MW power plant deal

The cabinet also approves the related Memorandum of association and Article of Association of the joint venture company


Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

In January, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will offer its first ever course in blockchain software


Netflix fires Kevin Spacey amid sexual misconduct allegations Netflix fires Kevin Spacey

The 58-year-old Spacey was nominated for best drama actor Emmy Awards during each of the show’s first five seasons, but never won


Alibaba revenues surge 61% as sales jump Alibaba revenues surge 61% as sales jump

It expects more good news for shareholders ahead: Alibaba raised its revenue guidance for the 2018 fiscal year to growth of between 49% and 53%


Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn

The rumoured sale of The Center, the city’s fifth-tallest building, was first reported last month


Drone delivers food to Japan town hit by nuclear disaster Drone delivers food to Fukushima town

Residents were allowed to return to the Minamisoma area last year but obtaining supplies can be difficult


Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth Honda profit slips on air-bag woes despite sales growth

Honda reports Wednesday that its July-September profit totaled 174 billion yen ($1.5 billion), down 1.7 percent from 177 billion yen a year earlier


DAE takes massive programme for Rabi cultivation in Narsingdi DAE takes massive programme for Rabi cultivation in Narsingdi

Farmers are now busy taking all out preparation for achieving the production target of 405,750 tonnes of various Rabi crops in the district


Bangladesh seeks more Japanese investment Bangladesh seeks more Japanese investment

Diversification of industries and investment issues in Bangladesh also discussed in the dialogue


Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chips Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chips

The South Korean company's July-September net income surges 150 percent to 11 trillion won, compared with 4.4 trillion won a year earlier


Bashundhara Food and Beverage Industries Limited gets HACCP certification Bashundhara Food and Beverage gets HACCP certification

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control point and is basically a tool to help identify and control food safety hazards


Dragon cultivation gaining popularity in Dumuria Dragon cultivation gaining popularity in Dumuria

After growing the fruit in their land, many farmers are making profit from their farming as the soil and weather are favorable for dragon production


Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight

The resumption of flights is in line with growing ties between the two brotherly countries


Business policy to be reformed: Mannan Business policy to be reformed: Mannan

“For more economic development, we need regional connectivity as we have advancement in technology and education,” says Mannan


Dry fish collection season begins in Sundarbans Dry fish collection season begins in Sundarbans

After getting pass (permission) from the Forest Department, the fishermen started their work on October 24


Business leaders bow to Xi as Communist Party pushes in Business leaders bow to Xi as Communist Party pushes in

Under President Xi Jinping, the country's ruling party is muscling back into business, expanding its reach in private enterprise


Paul Newman's watch sells for record $18m at auction Paul Newman watch sells for record $18m

The watch was given to him by his wife Joanne Woodward as they filmed the 1969 movie Winning together


Venezuela state oil company announces $842 million bond payment Venezuela state oil company announces $842 million bond payment

The company said bank transfers had begun for a total of $841.88 million to J.P. Morgan bank accounts


ExxonMobil reports $4 bn earnings in 3Q ExxonMobil reports $4 bn earnings in 3Q

The reported earnings of $4.0 billion is up 49.8 percent from the year-ago period


Twitter to turn profitable for the first time next quarter? Twitter to turn profitable for the first time next quarter?

Revenue from data licensing and other sources in the third quarter was $87 million, Twitter says


Ikea apologises for 'sexist' China advert Ikea apologises for 'sexist' China advert

The commercial by the Swedish furniture chain shows a mother scolding her daughter for not "bringing home a boyfriend" to meet her parents


Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year 300,000 UK jobs lost due to mental health

It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year


Global wine production to hit 50-year low, says industry group Global wine production to hit 50-year low, says industry group

The total output of 246.7 million hectolitres was due in large part to steep drops in the top three wine producing countries: Italy, France and Spain

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