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FM for skilled workforce to boost remittance inflow FM for skilled workforce to boost remittance inflow

The Foreign Minister also says that this is no secret that many countries, over the years, have become prosperous by skilling their workforce


Can Bangladesh stop torrent of illegal phones? Can Bangladesh stop torrent of illegal phones?

Mobile phone importers estimate that about 2.5 million handsets, worth around Tk 3,000 crore, are brought in illegally every year


US jobs shock as growth slows US jobs shock as growth slows

Just 20,000 new jobs were created last month against expectations of a 180,000 increase, official figures show


Govt plans to build modern dry fish processing zone in Cox’s Bazar Govt plans to build modern dry fish processing zone in Cox’s Bazar

The modern dry fish processing zone and an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at a cost of Taka 258 crore would be established on 45 acres of land


US household net worth sees biggest fall since crisis: Fed US household net worth sees biggest fall since crisis: Fed

Household net worth fell $3.7 trillion to $104.3 trillion in the final three months of the year, according to the Fed’s quarterly report


Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps Trump dealt blow as trade deficit jumps

The trade deficit is the difference between how much goods and services the US imports from other countries and how much it exports


Banks in poll areas to remain closed on March 10 Banks in poll areas to remain closed on March 10

All the branches of scheduled banks will remain closed on March 10 in the election areas across the country


UK may slash trade tariffs under a no-deal Brexit UK may slash trade tariffs under a no-deal Brexit

Some tariffs would be scrapped completely, including those on car parts, and some agricultural produce


Bangladesh Bank imposes 15pc VAT on social media ads BB imposes tax on social media ads

In its letter, the NBR to the Bangladesh Bank said some 15 percent VAT is collectable from the service providers, including Facebook, Youtube


Bangladesh Bank to release new Tk 100 bank note on March 7 BB to release new Tk 100 bank note on March 7

The new note will get relatively less dirty and be hard to write on it


Inflation rate rises in February Inflation rate rises in February

A rise in food inflations slightly pushed up the general inflation rate last month


Ecnec okays Economic zone in N’ganj for Japanese investors Ecnec okays Economic zone in N’ganj for Japanese investors

The committee approves a total of eight development projects in the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room in Dhaka


India beats UK and US on mobile data price

India beats UK and US on mobile data price

The US had one of the most expensive rates - with an average cost of $12.37 for the same amount of data


Remittance inflow increases by 10.03 percent in 8 months Remittance inflow increases by 10.03pc in 8 months

The country received $9,461.23 million remittances during July to February in the fiscal 2017-18, the data added


Donald Trump asks China to lift all US agricultural tariffs

Trump asks China to lift farm tariffs

Mr Trump has delayed tariffs scheduled for 1 March on Chinese goods due to progress in talks


IT sector needs 20 lakh skilled workforce by 2030: Summit IT sector needs 20 lakh skilled workforce by 2030: Summit

The Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) organised the summit at Mohakhali in the city


Tokyo stocks open higher on cheaper yen Tokyo stocks open higher on cheaper yen

The dollar fetched 111.43 yen in early Asian trade, against 111.39 yen in New York and 110.91 yen in Tokyo on Thursday


List of top 20 loan default companies released List of top 20 loan default companies released

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has released the list of top 20 loan default companies in the country


US economic growth continues to slow US economic growth continues to slow

The pace of growth was below the 3.4% rate seen in the third quarter


Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

The major gaining issues are AIL, National Polymer, Monno Ceramics, Legacy Foot and Nurani


JS passes Bangladesh EPZ Labour Bill, 2019 JS passes Bangladesh EPZ Labour Bill, 2019

According to the bill, the EPZ workers will enjoy the freedom of associations to realise their demands


Bangladesh needs to invest more in education: WB Bangladesh needs to invest more in education: WB

Many young students in Bangladesh, as in other low and middle-income countries, find it hard to get good jobs


Trump doesn't understand economics, says former Fed chair Janet Yellen Trump 'doesn't understand economics'

The US and China have been in a year-long dispute, which has seen the imposition of trade tariffs


Asian markets down after trade-fuelled surge, sterling gains Asian markets down after trade-fuelled surge

Shanghai eased 0.5 percent Tuesday after the previous day’s 5.6-percent surge, while Hong Kong slipped 0.6 percent


Global equities climb on hopeful trade talk vibes Global equities climb on hopeful trade talk vibes

Asian and European markets likewise were mostly higher, amid signals from Chinese and American officials


Bangladesh losses over Tk 30,000 crore yearly for tobacco consumption Bangladesh losses over Tk 30,000 crore yearly

The country is facing such a loss due to tobacco related illness and premature deaths


BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in tech venture

Normally fierce rivals, the firms are investing €1bn (£880m) in the project, which will also help drivers find parking and electric charge points


Johnson & Johnson in US probe over baby powder claims US probes J&J over baby powder claims

These are the first federal investigations stemming from the issue


Asian markets, currencies boosted by trade optimism Asian markets, currencies boosted by trade optimism

The yuan is among the big gainers following a report that the US has called on China to stabilise the unit


HSBC profits hit by China slowdown HSBC profits hit by China slowdown

HSBC makes three-quarters of its profits in Asia


US-China trade talks resume in Washington from today US-China trade talks resume in Washington from today

The last set of talks ended Friday in Beijing with no deal, though US President Donald Trump said the discussions were going “extremely well”


3 new banks get LoI for final approval 3 new banks get LoI for final approval

Naser Says the meeting also decide that all commercial banks will have to keep Taka 500 crore from the existing Taka 400 crore as paid-up capital


Trump briefed in Florida on ‘productive’ China trade talks Trump briefed in Florida on ‘productive’ China trade talks

Trump says current tariffs “are being paid to the United States by China


Mannan hopeful of attaining 9-10 percent growth in sustainable way GDP growth will reach 9-10 pc: Mannan

The planning minister expresses his expectation while addressing the inaugural session of the 4th SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference in city


German economy narrowly avoids recession Germany narrowly avoids recession

Europe's largest economy registered zero growth during the fourth quarter of 2018


NBR plans 32 more tax zones across Bangladesh NBR plans 32 more tax zones

Currently, there are 31 tax zones under which there are 649 circle offices across the country


Asian shares drop on trade talks fears, weak US retail Asian shares drop on trade talks fears

China had offered to boost imports of US goods with promises of major purchases of semiconductors and other items


J & J supplier seeks bankruptcy over talc lawsuits J & J supplier seeks bankruptcy over talc lawsuits

Because it lacks the financial clout to defend against nearly 15,000 lawsuits over its talc mineral product.


US and China open trade talks in Beijing US and China open trade talks in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to meet with the US officials in Beijing this week

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