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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


500 acres more land for Araihazar Economic Zone 500 acres more land for Araihazar Economic Zone

The approval comes from an Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson


Bangladesh Railway west zone earns Tk 596.45cr revenue in 2017-18 FY Bangladesh Railway west zone earns Tk 596.45cr revenue

The west zone of railway is committed to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective and time efficient rail transport services everywhere in the zone


Asian markets flat after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion Asian markets flat after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

There appeared to be scant carry-over Friday from overnight gains on Wall Street as Apple reached $1 trillion in value


Bank interest rate to come down to single digit from Aug 9: Muhith
'Bank interest rate to come down to single digit from Aug 9'

The new initiative of the six percent deposit rate and nine percent lending rate will be effective from August 9, the finance minister says


US mulls 25% tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods, say reports

US 'mulls 25% tariffs on Chinese goods'

The US in July published a list of $200bn worth of additional products to be taxed as early as September


ADB approves $357mn for development of 2 Bangladesh power lines ADB approves $357mn for dev of 2 Bangladesh power lines

In support of this,the ADB project will make the power transmission system more efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly


DNCC announces Tk 2,567.45 crore budget for 2018-19 FY DNCC announces Tk 2,567.45 crbudget for 2018-19 FY

“Of the total budget, Taka 857.20 crore will come from revenue income including Taka 400 crore from holding tax,” the panel mayor says


Over 56 lakh get overseas jobs since 2009 Over 56 lakh get overseas jobs since 2009

The government has taken a realistic plan to exploit the potentials of a booming overseas Bangladesh manpower market, says a official


Asia stocks open lower on fears over US growth Asia stocks open lower on fears over US growth

On Friday, data showed the US economy expanded at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter, matching analyst expectations


US economy grows at 4.1% in second quarter US economy grows at 4.1% in second quarter

Gross Domestic Product expanded by an annual rate of 4.1 percent


Egypt wants to invest in Bangladesh’s power sector, its envoy tells Prime Minister   'Egypt wants to invest in Bangladesh’s power sector'

Newly appointed Egyptian Ambassador to Bangladesh Walid Ahmed Shamseldin expresses the desire when he meets PM Sheikh Hasina at her office


Dhaka South City Corporation announces Tk 3,598.75 crore  budget DSCC announces Tk 3,598.75 cr budget

South City Mayor Syed Khokon announced the budget at a meeting at the Nagar Bhaban auditorium on Wednesday.


Afghanistan keen to import quality products from Bangladesh Afghanistan keen to import Bangladeshi products

The country has shown interest in importing quality products such as pharmaceuticals, readymade garments


LNG not delivered 3-month after import LNG not delivered 3-month after import

This delay is attributed to a tube leakage and officials are now saying that it may take 20 more days to get the LNG facilities ready to supply


Asian stocks advance, backed by strong US corporate earnings Asian stocks advance, backed by strong US corporate earnings

US indexes were mixed on Monday as gains by banks and technology companies were offset by losses in other sector


Bangladesh envoy urges Indian companies to boost investment Bangladesh envoy urges Indian companies to boost investment

Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a record 7.28 percent GDP growth


1.16cr sacrificial animals ready for Eid-ul-Azha 1.16cr sacrificial animals ready for Eid-ul-Azha

A handout of the ministry says there are 44.57 lakh sacrificial cattle and buffalos while 71 lakh goats and sheep across the country


Formulating blue economy development policy stressed Formulating blue economy development policy stressed

KM Abdus Salam says Bangladesh has been able to bring the vast marine area under its control


Government  plans TK 661 crore projects to develop Gazipur City Govt. plans TK 661 crore projects to develop Gazipur City

The main objectives of the project are to address the existing acute traffic congestion in the city through building new roads & repairing old roads


Government to develop 183 upazila towns with Taka 1,380crore Govt to develop 183 upazila towns with Tk 1,380cr

The Planning Commission receives a draft project proposal to this end from the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED)


Asian stocks rise as solid US performance lifts spirits Asian stocks rise as solid US performance lifts spirits

Asian markets climbed higher on Wednesday as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the US economy


Asian markets turn negative as data shows China growth slowing Asian markets turn negative as data shows China growth slowing

China faced an “extremely complex environment both at home and abroad”, said Mao Shengyong, a spokesman for the national statistics bureau


Mosharraf for boosting economic progress of Bangladesh Mosharraf for boosting economic progress of Bangladesh

The LGRD and Cooperatives Minister says the government is working relentlessly to materialize the Vision of 2021 and the Vision-2041


US company GE to invest 7.4 bn in Bangladesh US company GE to invest 7.4 bn in Bangladesh

Under GE-PDB deal, there will be 3,600 MW gas-based combined cycle power plant and associated LNG import terminal and infrastructures in Moheshkhali

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