People still want plastic materials, says Coca-Cola By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 22nd January, 2020, 20:09

The firm, which is one of the biggest producers of plastic waste, has pledged to recycle 50 pc plastic material by 2030

People still want plastic materials, says Coca-Cola

Chinese coronavirus fears infect global markets Chinese coronavirus fears infect global markets

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 0.7 percent in afternoon training, after Hong Kong had slumped 2.8 percent by the close and Shanghai ended with a loss of 1.4 percent


Bazar Sarabela opens in Bashundhara Bazar Sarabela opens in Bashundhara

Bazar Sarabela is a modern retail initiative by Rongdhanu Group which has gained popularity with Mehedi Mart in the same area


Huawei executive's extradition hearings begin Huawei executive's extradition hearings begin

The US wants Ms Meng to stand trial on charges including fraud linked to the alleged violation of US sanctions against Iran


Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to face extradition hearing Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to face extradition hearing

This week's hearings will run from 20-24 January in the British Columbia supreme court in Vancouver and will focus on the next step in the extradition process, known as a motion of double criminality


SMEs should get single digit lending facility: DCCI SMEs should get single digit lending facility: DCCI

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Shams Mahmud demanded single digit loan facility for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises


DSE registers biggest gain since 2013 DSE registers biggest gain since 2013

The top 10 gainers were Beximco Pharma, ICB, Stylecraft, Heidelberg Cement, Desh Garments, Sonar Bangla Insurance, Aziz Pipes, Gemini Sea Food and Bongas


Five-day holding tax fair begins in Rangpur city Five-day holding tax fair begins in Rangpur city

Panel Mayor of Rangpur Mahmudur Rahman Titu formally inaugurated the fair at a function held on the City Bhaban premises and visited the holding tax payment booths as the chief guest


Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand

US media suggests Disney does not want to be associated with the media mogul's highly partisan, right-wing Fox News network


New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office

He succeeds Takehiko Nakao, who stepped down on January 16, the ADB says


Country's IT sector to outshine RMG in future: AHM Mustafa Kamal Country's IT sector to outshine RMG in future: Kamal

The Finance Minister says, “We’d been able to participate in the 3rd industrial revolution to a little extent. But we want to remain in the front of the 4th industrial revolution”


Ghosn's lawyers hit back at Nissan fraud claims Ghosn's lawyers hit back at Nissan fraud claims

Mr Ghosn fled from Japan to Lebanon on December 29 to escape charges of financial misconduct


US-Bangla airlines procures its 12th aircraft US-Bangla airlines procures its 12th aircraft

The new aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport 


Mukesh Ambani: Asia's richest man in $13bn ruling boost Asia's richest man in $13bn phone ruling boost

Vodafone Idea has been told it must pay about $3.9bn, while the ruling means Bharti Airtel is liable for $3bn


Bangladesh keen to raising palm oil imports from Malaysia Bangladesh keen to raising palm oil imports from Malaysia

"If they approach us we’ll welcome them," Abdur Razzak says adding "We can raise imports from Malaysia if we get a better price from them."


EU firms see lack of transparency in China's Belt and Road projects  EU firms see lack of transparency in China's BRI projects

The BRI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy initiative -- has also faced criticism for swaddling poor nations with crippling debt and for being too opaque


Amazon's Bezos promises $1 billion in bid to see off Indian e-commerce storm Amazon's Bezos promises $1 billion in bid to see off Indian e-commerce storm

Bezos, who has spent heavily to make his company an e-commerce titan in the world's second most-populous nation, sought to head off critics by promising one billion dollars to digitise small and medium-sized Indian businesses


Trump launches fresh attack on Apple over privacy Trump launches fresh attack on Apple over privacy

Mr Trump accuses Apple of refusing to co-operate with investigators despite his administration helping the company on trade and other issues


BSCIC to hold fair in large scale to promote SMEs’ products BSCIC to hold fair in large scale to promote SMEs’ products

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) has taken an initiative to hold fair in large scale like international trade fair


Robi pays Tk 27.60 crore of BTRC’s audit claims Robi pays Tk 27.60 crore of BTRC’s audit claims

Robi then filed an appeal with the High Court on October 22, last year seeking a temporary injunction on the BTRC’s letter seeking money


Govt to bring down interest rate to single digit Govt to bring down interest rate to single digit

Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir  said that the government is trying to bring down the lending interest rate  to single digit 


China trade surplus with US dropped 8.5% to $296 bn in 2019 China trade surplus with US dropped 8.5% to $296 bn in 2019

China's surplus came in at around $295.8 billion in 2019, down 8.5 percent from the previous year's record $323.3 billion, according to customs data


CAA: Microsoft boss calls India's new citizenship law 'sad' Microsoft boss calls India citizenship law 'sad'

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been criticised as it is seen as discriminating against Muslims


Visitors’ turnout still low at Dhaka International Trade Fair Visitors’ turnout still low at trade fair

“Bad weather might be the reason behind the poor turnout of visitors and buyers. They may come after several days. Actually, huge customers visit the fair on the weekend,” says a sales executive


Visitors’ turnout still low at Dhaka International Trade Fair Visitors’ turnout still low at Dhaka International Trade Fair

Exhibitors said buyers and visitors are yet to flock the fair venue as per their expectations thanks to the shivering cold


BB increases remit limit of IT firms BB increases remit limit of IT firms

This is to clarify that the yearly entitlement will be usable by IT or software firms for meeting bonafide current needs but without limiting to digital marketing expenses


Bashundhara Group donates land to Ansar-VDP Bashundhara Group donates land to Ansar-VDP

The land donation is a token of contribution of Bashundhara Group to the forces who are working relentlessly to ensure safety and security of the people


Bangladesh to take part in ‘Ambiente Fair 2020’ in Germany Bangladesh to take part in ‘Ambiente Fair 2020’

The fair will open its doors in Frankfurt on February 7 and will continue until February 11


Handloom and cottage industries fair begins in Khulna Handloom and cottage industries fair begins in Khulna

Police Nari Kallayan Samity (PUNAK) organized the fair at Police Club Ground in Shantidham mor of the city


RMG backward linkage needs foreign investment: Rubana Huq RMG backward linkage needs foreign investment: Rubana Huq

Businessmen would have to leave this (RMG) sector if its global competition efficiency is not strengthened- she said


Allowing India, Bhutan, Nepal use ports to benefit Bangladesh: Minister Allowing India use ports to benefit Bangladesh: Minister

Minister Munshi calls for changing the mindset and noted that Bangladesh was located at a geographically favourable spot


Western Marine exports two Bangladesh-made ships to India Bangladesh exports two cargo vessels to India

This is the first time 8,000 Deadweight Tonnage (DWT) ships have been made in Bangladesh


Asian shares rise as worries recede on Iran, US tensions Asian shares rise as worries recede on Iran, US tensions

Diminishing worries about a U.S.-Iran war put more of the market's focus on the economy, corporate profits and other inputs that directly affect stock prices


Wine sellers call for a rethink of US tariffs Wine sellers call for a rethink of US tariffs

Wine sellers are warning that their businesses will not survive if the tariffs go ahead


UDC entrepreneur Moon earns Tk 45,000 monthly UDC entrepreneur Moon earns Tk 45,000 monthly

 Overcoming tough struggles against poverty, union digital centre (UDC) entrepreneur Arifuzzaman Moon now earns Taka 45,000


Onion prices start to fall again in Dhaka kitchen markets Onion prices start falling again

Visiting several kitchen markets of the capital on Wednesday, this correspondent finds that locally-grown new onions are being sold Tk 160-180 per kg and imported ones at Tk 70-90


Mohiuddin Monem crowned ‘Best Exporter of the Year’
for ServicEngine Mohiuddin Monem crowned ‘Best Exporter of the Year’

The Chairman of ServicEngine Limited A. S. M. Mohiuddin Monem received the prestigious ‘Best Exporter Company’ Award at the Honors Recognition Ceremony


Iran attack: Crude oil prices rise after Iraq missile attacks Crude oil prices rise after Iraq missile attacks

The Strait of Hormuz is vital for the main oil exporters in the Gulf region - Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the UAE, and Kuwait


Eight state-owned SEZs ready for setting up industries: BEZA Eight state-owned SEZs ready for setting up industries: BEZA

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has already prepared eight state-run special economic zones


NBL donates Tk 10 crore to Bangabandhu Memorial Trust NBL donates Tk 10 crore to Bangabandhu Memorial Trust

The government has taken many programmes to celebrate Bangabandhu’s birth centenary as well as the ‘Mujib Borsho’

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