Dairy cow farming makes Sakhina, Amena economically self-reliant Dairy cow farming makes Sakhina, Amena economically self-reliant

Sakhina Begum has set an example of successful woman in her village by overcoming her financial crisis through dairy cow farming


Deals to be signed on metro rail tracks, stations, coach, depot in April Deals to be signed on metro rail tracks, stations, coach in April

A total of 25 percent land development work of depot area of the Mass Rapid Transit Line-6 has been completed under the package-1


Government trying to achieve SDG target over water management: Mahmud 'Govt trying to achieve SDG target over water management'

He says illegal occupation is a big challenge to maintaining a proper water management system in the country


Asia markets mixed, haunted by uncertainty on trade, Brexit Asia markets mixed, haunted by uncertainty on trade, Brexit

The dollar rises to 112.74 yen from 112.53 yen while euro slips to $1.0758 from $1.0760


Jute set to make a strong comeback Jute set to make a strong comeback

The jute sector was the largest export earner for the country until the 80s, it now has been outpaced by RMG sector by a large margin


Tofail invites Singaporean investors to Bangladesh Tofail invites Singaporean investors to Bangladesh

He says Bangladesh offers the most liberal FDI regime in South Asia allowing 100 percent foreign equity with unrestricted exit policy


Next budget size to be around Tk 4,50,000 cr Muhith mulls corporate tax cut

“I’ll take steps to reduce the corporate tax in the coming budget. I’ve been trying to do it for the last 10 years…," Muhith says


Bangladesh becomes industry-based middle-income country by 2021 says Industries Minister Amu Bangladesh becomes industry-based middle-income country by 2021: Amu

He says the country's contribution to manufacturing industrial sector in GDP in last fiscal was 21.01 percent due to dynamic leadership of PM Hasina


Bangladesh-India working to cut trade deficit says Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu Bangladesh-India working to cut trade deficit: Amu

He says new scopes for trade and investment between both the countries are being explored in now a days


Muhith for diversifying products to expand export market Muhith for diversifying products to expand export market

Muhith says Bangladesh would have to reduce dependence on RMG as exportable item to make the country a middle income one


Troubled Alitalia to slash 2000 jobs Troubled Alitalia to slash 2000 jobs

The job cuts would total more than 2,400, nearly a fifth of the company's global headcount, while the company put the total at 2,000


World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report

World Bank funds can increase poverty, social strife and promote projects which hasten climate change says Inclusive Development International


Bangladesh likely to graduate from LDC by 2024 Bangladesh likely to graduate from LDC by 2024

“Bangladesh’s track record concerning growth in GNI indicates that Bangladesh is likely to graduate in terms of this criteria," Mustafizur Rahman says


Government to provide 15% subsidy on organic farming Government to provide 15% subsidy on organic farming

Government mulls ensurin safe and chemical-free food for the people as the organic food has become an emerging issue across the world for sound health


3.5 cr households targeted for preparing national database 3.5 cr households targeted for national database

An online database will be prepared based on economic status of every household to ensure bringing the target group under the social safety-net


Experts for expanded cultivation of zinc-enriched rice Experts for expanded cultivation of zinc-enriched rice

They say optimum consumption of zinc-enriched rice is crucial for increasing disease resistant capacity


Central Bank investigating reason of falling remittance inflow BB investigating falling of remittance inflow

The recent falling trend of the inflow of remittances is becoming a matter of concern for the country


Petrobangla, Daewoo sign deal for deep sea gas exploration Petrobangla, Daewoo sign deal for deep sea gas exploration

PM's Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury urges Daewoo to complete the exploration work within shortest time


Inflation maintains increasing trend in February Inflation maintains increasing trend in February

Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal attributes the rise in the inflation rate to increase in the price of beef and edible oil


Asian stocks drift as investors await Fed meeting Asian stocks drift as investors await Fed meeting

The dollar falls to 114.81 yen from 114.88 yen while the euro holds steady at $1.065


DCCI seeks 7pc VAT instead of 15pc DCCI seeks 7pc VAT instead of 15pc

DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan says, "Research and development activities need to be kept free from VAT and tax"


Asian shares mostly higher on cheer over US jobs report Asian shares mostly higher on cheer over US jobs report

The dollar rises to 114.83 yen from 114.77 and the euro edges higher to $1.0693 from $1.0674


Number of Z category public cos soars Number of Z category public cos soars

The regulators degrad a company to Z category as punishment, which deters it from availing itself of margin loan


British firm appointed to evaluate Chevron's assets in Bangladesh Govt appoints firm to assess Chevron's assets

BGFCL, a subsidiary of the state-owned Petrobangla invites a bid to hire a consultancy firm to assess the US oil major's local assets


Civil servants' salary to be hiked based on inflation: Muhith Civil servants' salary to be hiked based on inflation: Muhith

He suggests that if the rate of inflation is four percent, it means no increase, only when inflation exceeds five percent, pay hike will be considered


Flourishing of rural small, cottage industries stressed Flourishing of rural small, cottage industries stressed

They stresses on ensuring quality products maintaining standards to enhance business at local market and increase exports to earn foreign exchange


Industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms: China Industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms: China

China ranked 84th globally -- behind Saudi Arabia and Ukraine -- in the World Bank's ease of doing business index for 2016


Postal deptartment earns Tk 301-crore in 2015-16 says Tarana Halim Postal dept. earns Tk 301-crore in 2015-16: Tarana

The State Minister for Post and Telecommunications says the earning was Taka 23 crore higher than that of the target


Volkswagen looks to team up with Tata in India Volkswagen looks to team up with Tata in India

While the path to neighbouring China is well-trodden by western carmakers, India still offers plenty of room for expansion


Banks to get incentives for loan disbursement among poor Incentives for loan disbursement among poor

“The banks will get 3.5 percent incentive on the amount of the loans disbursed among the marginal people,” says a central bank official


NBR asks central bank to clarify money laundering law NBR asks central bank to clarify money laundering law

According to NBR sources, a number of cases filed by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate have stalled due to legal complexities


Bangladesh to export technical interns in Japan Bangladesh to export technical interns in Japan

Japan will recruit the technical interns for five years to engage them in their ongoing construction works ahead of the Olympic Games in 2020


Fortune finally smiles on Taslima Fortune finally smiles on Taslima

She is very busy with managing as many as 80 workers completely occupied with sewing machines round the clock in her factory


Iceland's economy surges on tourism boom Iceland's economy surges on tourism boom

The boom in Iceland, a tiny nation in the North Atlantic known so far mainly for its fishing industry


Govt eyes $9b Chinese loans this year Govt eyes $9b Chinese loans this year

The government is now making the best efforts to get loans amounting to $8,932.4 million approved from China Exim Bank in 2017


Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong on trial for bribery Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong on trial for bribery

Mr Lee was not present at the preliminary hearing, but his lawyer denied all charges on his behalf


Oil prices fall to 2017 low as US petroleum supply surges Oil prices fall to 2017 low as US petroleum supply surges

The US oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, slides more than five percent to $50.28 a barrel, its lowest price since December


Exports hit $22.83b in 8 months Exports hit $22.83b in 8 months

The amount is 3.22 percent higher than $22.13 billion earned during the same period last year, according to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data


1,376 foreign industrial plants given registrations says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 1,376 foreign industrial plants given registrations: PM

She says all these registered industrial plants have proposed investing $ 27.64 billion

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