India to loan virus-hit Maldives $250m By AFP | Last Updated: 20th September, 2020, 16:29

The Indian Ocean archipelago, renowned for its luxury resorts, has been badly hit by the pandemic

India to loan virus-hit Maldives $250m

Libya’s ‘green gold’ olive industry hit by export ban Libya’s ‘green gold’ olive industry hit by export ban

Libya has depended heavily on exports of its ample crude oil reserves since the 2011 fall of longtime ruler Moamer Kadhafi


US shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns US shutdown could stretch into new year

The shutdown began at midnight Friday after opposition Democrats resisted President Donald Trump's demand for $5bn (£4bn) for his Mexico border wall


NBR gears up its activities to increase tax net NBR gears up its activities to increase tax net

They are going to carry out surveys in all city corporations and district and upazila towns to bring the flat owners of the areas under tax net


India’s no-frills hotel giant eyes European markets

India’s no-frills hotel giant eyes European markets

The app-based company has quickly become India’s largest hotel firm by number of rooms and one of the biggest in China


Plastic products exports increase by 30 pc Plastic products exports increase by 30 pc

The size of foreign markets of plastic products is nearly one trillion US dollar


Osama Taseer elected DCCI President Osama Taseer elected DCCI President

Waqar Ahmad Choudhury and Imran Ahmed have been elected Senior Vice President and Vice President of the DCCI respectively


UK business investment continues to fall UK business investment continues to fall

Business investment comes from both private and public corporations and includes investments in transport, technology and buildings


Scallops: Peru’s ‘golden nuggets’ of the sea Scallops: Peru’s ‘golden nuggets’ of the sea

Sechura Bay, off northwest Peru’s Pacific coast, is the source of 80 percent of Peru’s exports of the seafood to France, Spain, US and Canada


Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany after court case loss Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany

Apple immediately attacked the decision, accusing Qualcomm of trying to "distract from the real issues between our companies


Private sector needs to be more socially responsible: Atiur Rahman Private sector needs to be more socially responsible: Atiur Rahman

He says private sector has to be more socially responsible and share their profit with the society


Johnson & Johnson loses motion to overturn $4.7B baby powder verdict Johnson & Johnson loses motion to overturn $4.7B baby powder verdict

The verdict was upheld by Judge Rex Burlison of the 22nd Circuit Court in Missouri


Italy budget deal struck with Europe after months-long row Italy strikes budget deal with EU

The Commission had demanded changes to Italy's budget plans because of the country's high debt


From the extraordinary to the ordinary: A story about KFC in China From the extraordinary to the ordinary

Despite its success in opening new stores, over the years KFC has lost its shine as an upmarket destination


Brexit: 'Horrified' firms warn time is running out 'Horrified' firms urge action on Brexit

With 100 days to go before the UK leaves the EU, the groups say firms have been "watching in horror" at the ongoing rows within Westminster


Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down

The move was announced by the Attorney General of New York State, Barbara Underwood, who will supervise the distribution of its remaining monies


Akij Biri gets highest tax payer award Akij Biri gets highest tax payer award

Manager and coordinator of the factory Md Ali Sadat Khan Mojlish recently received the award


Huawei rejects Western security fears, says 'no evidence' Huawei rejects Western security fears, says 'no evidence'

Huawei faces a tough year over security issues as western countries like the US, Australia, New Zealand, BK pull back from using its products


Growth to reach 10% in 5 years: AL election manifesto Growth to reach 10% in 5 years: AL election manifesto

The AL chief says in 2041, Bangladesh would emerge as a developed country in the comity of nations


Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay Former CBS boss denied $120m exit pay

Mr Moonves stepped down in September following fresh claims he had sexually harassed or assaulted six more women


France to push ahead with digital tax starting January 1 France to push ahead with digital tax starting January 1

France has been driving hard for a new so-called "GAFA tax" to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive business operations


Google to invest $1 bn at new campus in New York Google to invest $1 bn at new campus in New York

Alphabet earlier this year said it was buying the Manhattan Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion


ADB approves its 2019 administrative budget

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This represents a 2.7 percent increase over the 2018 administrative budget, consisting of 1.3 percent in price increase and 1.4 percent


Shahjahan Khan elected president of Bangladesh-Thai chamber Shahjahan Khan elected president of Bangladesh-Thai chamber

The declaration comes at the 13th annual general meeting (AGM) of the BTCCI


Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report Asbestos report hits Johnson & Johnson shares

The report comes as the company faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc products caused cancer


China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war China buys US soybeans under trade truce

One of the biggest casualties of the US-China trade war has been the US soybean sector


Spain's minimum wage to jump 22% in new year Spain's minimum wage to jump 22%

It means millions of low-paid workers could see a pay rise from €736 ($835; £665) to €900, effective from January


DITF stall, pavilion construction progressing fast DITF stall, pavilion construction progressing fast

DG of EPB Avijit Chowdhury informs that they have recently visited the fair ground and express happiness over the preparation of fair


Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over intellectual property


Bangladesh sees rise in export earnings in July-Nov Bangladesh sees rise in export earnings in July-Nov

The earnings from the RMG during the period was 1418.62 crore, the highest one as usual


SoftBank aims to raise $23bn on Japan mobile unit IPO SoftBank aims to raise $23bn on Japan mobile unit IPO

The offering includes 160 million shares added on strong demand


Bashundhara Tissue wins best tissue brand award Bashundhara Tissue wins best tissue brand award

This year, 34 brands in 34 categories were awarded with the signature Best Brand Award crest


Walton launches affordable full-view display 4G handset Walton launches affordable full-view display 4G handset

Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone Sales Department, said the handset has been manufactured at their own plant in Chandra of Gazipur


China export growth slows in November: customs data China export growth slows in November

Exports rose 5.4 percent for November on-year, short of the 9.4 percent forecast by Bloomberg News, while imports rose 3.0 percent on-year


US jobs growth slows in November US jobs growth slows in November

The gains kept the unemployment rate unchanged at 3.7%, near record lows, according to the report


Marlboro maker places $2.4 billion bet on marijuana Marlboro maker places $2.4 billion bet on marijuana

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider says Friday


Nissan announces fresh recall due to improper inspections Nissan announces fresh recall due to improper inspections

Nissan on Friday announced plans to recall approximately 150,000 vehicles owing to improper tests on new units


3rd international SME fair begins Saturday 3rd international SME fair begins Saturday

The fair will remain open for the visitors from 10 am to 10 pm every day


O2 services to be 'fully restored by early hours of Friday' O2 data 'fully restored by early Friday'

O2 has 25 million users and also provides services for the Sky, Tesco, Giffgaff and Lycamobile networks, which have another seven million users


Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

  The daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and…

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