Post-Brexit customs systems not fit for purpose By BBC | Last Updated: 17th January, 2021, 14:59

The British Meat Processor Association says even experienced exporters were struggling with the system

Post-Brexit customs systems not fit for purpose, say meat exporters

Bashundhara Group sets up country’s biggest petrochemical plant Bashundhara Group sets up country’s biggest petrochemical plant

A meeting for raising fund Tk 7457.75cr under syndication arrangements for constructing petrochemical plant in Sitakunda was held at Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View  


Trump takes final swipes at China's big companies Xiaomi Trump blacklists smartphone giant Xiaomi

Nine Chinese firms have been added to the Pentagon's blacklist of alleged ties to the Chinese military, including phone maker Xiaomi


Low vegetable prices frustrate growers Low vegetable prices frustrate growers

There is also a chance for the medicine to get damaged for storing it for a long time


Smartphone giant Xiaomi reels as US ramps up China blacklist Smartphone giant Xiaomi reels as US ramps up China blacklist

The flurry of last-minute blacklistings is the coda to four years of aggressive diplomatic and trade policies towards rival China under Donald Trump


BMW aims to double fully-electric vehicle sales in 2021 BMW aims to double fully-electric vehicle sales in 2021

BMW also said that including plug-in hybrids, it aims for a 50% increase in sales of electrified vehicles versus 2020


New York City is latest to cut Trump business ties New York City is latest to cut Trump business ties

The Trump Organization has contracts with New York City to run two skating rinks, a carousel and a golf course


SMEs are lifeline to country's economy: Tipu Munshi   SMEs are lifeline to country's economy: Tipu Munshi

During the meeting, the Commerce Minister urged all to work together for development of the SMEs sector 


UK billionaire and Daily Telegraph owner David Barclay dies UK billionaire and Daily Telegraph owner David Barclay dies

The Barclay brothers entered the media industry in 1992


Probe report on Bangladesh Bank reserve heist case Feb 17 Probe report on BB reserve heist case Feb 17

The transfer of $20 million to Sri Lanka failed because of a spelling error by the hackers


Dhaka International Trade Fair to begin on March 17 in Purbachal DITF to begin March 17 in Purbachal

The place is 25 km away from Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and the fair will be held at the newly constructed Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center


 Contribution of SMEs to GDP around 26pc: Tipu Contribution of SMEs to GDP around 26pc: Tipu

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said on Monday SMEs are the lifeline of Bangladesh’s economy contributing


China brings in new law to fight Trump's sanctions China brings in new law to fight Trump's sanctions

The New York Stock Exchange is removing China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong, based on an executive order signed by Trump in November


Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in Northern Ireland M&S cut hundreds of products in N Ireland: Brexit

The government says traders and hauliers need to take steps to comply with new border rules


US hit as jobs fall for first time since April US hit as jobs fall for first time since April

Employers shed 140,000 positions, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 6.7 pc


DITF 2021 to be held in March at new state-of-the-art venue DITF 2021 to be held in March at new state-of-the-art venue

Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)-2021 is going to be held in March this year at its newly built permanent venue


Elon Musk is close to toppling Jeff Bezos as World's richest Elon Musk is close to toppling Jeff Bezos as World's richest

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, kicked off the new year


Amazon pledges billions for affordable homes in US Amazon pledges billions for affordable homes in US

The money will be used primarily to support low-cost loans for moderate income families


US signs deal giving Sudan access to over $1 bln: ministry US signs deal giving Sudan access to over $1 bln: ministry

This move will enable Sudan to regain access to over $1 billion in annual financing from the World Bank


Ctg port ready to face challenges of New Year: CPA Chairman Ctg port ready to face challenges of New Year: CPA Chairman

Chattogram Port is ready to face the challenges of the New Year by utilizing experiences of the global epidemic


BB’s policy support keeps economy stable amid corona BB’s policy support keeps economy stable amid corona

The central bank has purchased around $5.5 billion worth of dollars from local money market during the July- December period of 2020 to keep the exchange rate of taka stable


Some 7,650 taxpayers show undisclosed assets in tax returns Some 7,650 taxpayers show undisclosed assets in tax returns

The government has extended such facility on condition of investing the amount at the capital market for at least one year


'Youth can be turned into liabilities if appropriate fields are not created for them' 'Youth can be turned into liabilities if appropriate fields are not created'

Niaz Morshed Elite is the managing director (MD) of Chattogram-based Borotakia Group of Companies


Covid takes a toll on Khulna's seafood exports Covid takes a toll on Khulna's seafood exports

Export of frozen shrimps from Khulna to Europe declined drastically in 2020 due to a fall in demand


Bitcoin tops $34,000 as record rally continues Bitcoin tops $34,000 as record rally continues

Bitcoin is traded in much the same way as real currencies like the US dollar and pound sterling


Mobile banking frauds still active Mobile banking frauds still active

The fraudsters are not only targeted illiterate people who lack knowledge of the technology but also high officials of private and government organisation are also falling victims of the scams


Junior Chamber International Dhaka Young welcomes the new year with blanket distribution JCI Dhaka Young welcomes the new year with blanket distribution

The blanket distribution will take place from 1 to 15 January covering different areas of Dhaka and Chattogram


All borrowers can now enjoy loan moratorium All borrowers can now enjoy loan moratorium

Customers availed One Time Exit facility are now entitled to get a maximum of 180 days more to adjust their dues


Bangladesh Monospool Paper approves 17pc dividend Bangladesh Monospool Paper approves 17pc dividend

Meanwhile, Paper Processing and Packaging Ltd also approved 11pc cash and 11pc stock dividend for its shareholders for the year 2020 at its 31st AGM


E-commerce thrives during corona E-commerce thrives during corona

E-commerce is a business model that lets firms and individuals buy and sell things over the internet


Vaccine and water unseats Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person Vaccine and water creates Asia's new richest person

His is worth $77.8bn, making him the world's 11th richest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index


ADB okays $0.5 mln grant to support govt to restore Dhaka’s degraded waterbodies ADB okays $0.5 mln grant to support to restore Dhaka’s waterbodies

The assistance will help assess the storage capacity of aquifers and threats of pollution


India lifts ban on onion export India lifts ban on onion export

The decision has been announced through a notification from India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry


KFC launches game console with built-in chicken warmer KFC launches gaming console with chicken warmer

The company says the console was designed by a global hardware maker and could play top-level games like other gaming machines


MFS providers charge fees at their whim MFS providers charge fees at their whim

Of the current 15 service providers, customers are being charged up to Tk 18.50 to lowest Tk 9.99 for Tk 1000 cash-out


Covid: Millions of Americans face unemployment benefits lapse

Millions of Americans face jobless benefits lapse

The coronavirus economic relief, which comes with a $1.4tn federal budget attached, was agreed by both sides


Partex Group chairman laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard Partex Group chairman laid to eternal rest

MA Hashem died of Covid-19 on Thursday at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 78


The pandemic is forcing older workers to retire early
The pandemic is forcing older workers to retire early

The 66 year-old former government contractor was furloughed in April


Padma Bank opens its 58th branch at Pragati Sarani Padma Bank opens its 58th branch at Pragati Sarani

Notable services of Pragati Sarani branch include all banking services including remittance services


Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd approves 10pc cash dividend Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd approves 10pc cash dividend

Board of Directors gave approval of the dividend at the 27th AGM

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