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Muhith hints tax incentive for capital market shareholders Muhith hints tax incentive for capital market shareholders

In his speech, Muhith says the initiative will not only strengthen the capital market, but also make the market as a lucrative one before the world


ADB’s cumulative lending to Bangladesh stands at around $22 bn ADB’s cumulative lending to Bangladesh stands at around $22 bn

ADB has currently 94 loans and grants for 55 projects with over $9.5 billion under sovereign portfolio


Land office earns Tk 4,594.32 cr as revenue in 9-yr Land office earns Tk 4,594.32 cr as revenue in 9-yr

The present government has decided to set up land offices at every union and pourasava


School banking reaches Taka 1,400cr deposits School banking reaches Taka 1,400cr deposits

The central bank’s latest quarterly report shows a total of Tk 1,419.86 cr is deposited with 15,39,836 school banking accounts at 56 scheduled banks


China for enhancing practical economic cooperation with Bangladesh China for enhancing practical economic cooperation with Bangladesh

Bangladesh officials say Bangladesh-China relations will grow with the overall growth of Asia


ADB provides $357mn to support power transmission, electricity in Bangladesh ADB provides $357mn to support power transmission, electricity

The new transmission lines will introduce to Bangladesh a new type of high temperature conductor to allow more power transfer at lower energy losses


Import duty imposed to ensure local agri products’ price: Tofail Import duty imposed to ensure local agri products’ price: Tofail

Tofail says although additional population has shrunk the arable land, food grains production has been increased due to time befitting measures taken


China's trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion China's trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

Exports to the United States rose 13.4 percent to $44.4 billion, ticking up from July's 13.3 percent growth, according to customs data


Speakers call for rationality in power, energy price hiking Speakers call for rationality in power, energy price hiking

PDB chairman Khaled Mahmud said now 25 percent of power is being generated from liquid fuel which was 5 percent in 2009


Tesla shares sink after key executives exit

Tesla shares sink after key executives exit

The chief accounting officer has left less than a month after joining, while its HR officer is also reported to have resigned a year after joining


Government to import solar power from India, says Prime Minister’s adviser 'Govt to import solar power from India'

Tawfi-e-Elahi urges the researchers to come up with their new innovations to develop technology to make the power and energy sector more efficient


Chevron largest natural gas producer in Bangladesh Chevron largest natural gas producer in Bangladesh

Chevron Bangladesh President Neil Menzies received a certificate and award in this regard from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina


Kamal expects GDP growth to reach 8.25% in FY19 Kamal expects GDP growth to reach 8.25% in FY19

Citing a world GDP ranking, AHM Mustafa Kamal, says that in terms of purchasing power parity, Bangladesh now stands at the 31st place


US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China

Chinese countermeasures include slapping tariffs on $60 billion of US imports


World stocks slide as emerging currencies tumble World stocks slide as emerging currencies tumble

Shares of Facebook and Twitter fell, along with Apple, Google-parent Alphabet and Microsoft


China faces bigger economic challenges than its trade war with the US China faces bigger economic challenges

Growth in retail sales, a bigger part of the Chinese economy than exports, was weaker than expected in July and close to a 14-year low


Bangladesh Bank moves to stop collateral fraud  Bangladesh Bank moves to stop collateral fraud

A tricky situation arises when a certain bank wants to seize collateral to recoup its losses from defaulting borrower


Government plans to implement 10 mega power projects by 2030 Govt plans to implement 10 mega power projects by 2030

However, the government’s main focus in the existing plan is on raising the electricity production to 24,000 MW by 2021


IDB to start releasing Taka 1,000cr housing loan from Oct IDB to start releasing Taka 1,000cr housing loan from Oct

Managing director of IDB says the loan will play a vital role to implement the planned housing programme in rural areas


Farmers exceed maize output target in Rangpur region Farmers exceed maize output target in Rangpur region

DAE says the farmers already completed harvest of maize and produced over 1.48-lakh tones of the cereal crop against the fixed production target


Turkey raises tax on foreign currency savings to help lira Turkey raises tax on foreign currency savings to help lira

The currency has lost close around 40 percent of its value this year amid concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies


Asian markets in reverse as China-US row returns to fore

Asian markets in reverse as China-US row returns to fore

Trump wanted to tax $200 billion of goods as soon as public consultation ends next week, adding to the $50 billion already levied


‘Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar’ movement for economic emancipation: Mosharraf ‘Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar’ movement for economic emancipation: Mosharraf

The Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Minister says the project is the main driving force to alleviate poverty


Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan

In a televised address, President Mauricio Macri says quicker access to the funds would eliminate uncertainty and restore market confidence


Barapukuria power plant shut down again Barapukuria power plant shut down again

The operation of the power plant resumes again depending on the availability of coal


Crisis over rawhide sale to be over soon: Tofail  Crisis over rawhide sale to be over soon: Tofail

The commerce minister informs journalists that the government has no plan to export the rawhides to protect the local leather industry


Asian shares track Wall St weakness as eyes on Fed comment Asian shares track Wall St weakness

A lack of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China was weighing on sentiment


Venezuela 'paralysed' by launch of sovereign bolivar currency Venezuela 'paralysed' by launch of sovereign bolivar currency

Thousands of businesses closed in order to adapt to the "sovereign bolivar", and many workers stayed at home in Venezuela


Bimstec must boost its security, economic cooperation: Bangladesh envoy 'Bimstec must boost its security, economic cooperation'

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali has called on Bimstec nations to enhance their security cooperation to “defeat terrorism in all


Import-export through Hili Port suspended for six days Import-export through Hili Port suspended for six days

However, the movement of passport-visa holders will remain normal through the Immigration Check Post (ICP) at HLP during the Eid vacation


Business economists say Trump tariffs will harm US: survey Business economists say Trump tariffs will harm US: survey

Some companies across the United States blamed the tariffs for layoffs


Asian shares gain on growing hopes for China trade talks Asian shares gain on growing hopes for China trade talks

Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.4 percent to 22,275.67, while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.4 percent to 2,694.52


Asian stocks recover after US-China trade talk news Asian stocks recover after US-China trade talk news

Equities across the region suffered steep losses at the opening bell, with Tokyo and Shanghai off by more than one percent


Turkey issues retaliatory tariffs on US imports Turkey raises tariffs on US imports

A decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the tariffs on cars to 120%, on alcoholic drinks to 140% and on leaf tobacco to 60%


German economy grew by 0.5 percent in 2nd quarter German economy grew by 0.5 percent in 2nd quarter

The German economy remains robust, with business confidence high and unemployment low despite some disappointing data this year


Government expecting US$ 8 bn FDI this FY: Planning Minister  Govt expecting US$ 8 bn FDI this FY: Planning Minister

He says the government hopes that huge foreign investment will come this fiscal year


BEPZA export up by 19.66pc, hits record high BEPZA export up by 19.66pc, hits record high

The contribution of BEPZA to the national export has reached to 19.66pc which is record high of any previous time,” a BEPZA press release says


Hong Kong stocks open with minor gains Hong Kong stocks open with minor gains

The Hang Seng Index inched up 7.43 points to 28,614.73


No immediate plan of bidding for onshore gas exploration: Tawfiq Elahi "Bidding for onshore gas exploration not now"

Some international oil companies (IOCs) might be chosen for exploration work for few onshore fields on case to case basis, says Tawfiq-e-Elahi

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