Tk 24,596.41-cr earned from six mobile phone companies: Tarana Tk 24,596.41-cr earned from six telcos: Tarana

"We have a target of earning Taka 1,582.89 crore in revenue from mobile phone companies during the 2016-17 fiscal year," Tarana Halim says


We should devise more effective irrigation system says HT Imam Devise more effective irrigation system: HT Imam

He says existing irrigation method has increased misuse of water adding pressure on both ground and surface water posing a serious threat to ecology


Australian economist says China to remain engine of world economic growth in a decade : Interview 'China is still the engine of global economic growth'

Peter Drysdale, head of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, says China accounts for about 40 percent of the world's income growth


China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year: Premier Li Keqiang China cuts growth target to 6.5%

The previous low was a 6 percent target for the gross national product growth in 1992


'Declining exports, remittances exert pressure on reserve' 'Declining exports, remittances exert pressure on reserve'

Unnayan Onneshan urges strategies to expand the country's productivity through efficient entrepreneurial capabilities and increased production link


Bangladesh to be one-stop sourcing platform for denim industry Bangladesh to be one-stop sourcing platform for denim industry

They say Bangladesh has become a major hub for sourcing trendy denim products for international retailers for its competitive pricing


China defence spending to rise 'around 7%': official China defence spending to rise 'around 7%': official

The increase of about $9.7 billion would push the total defense budget past the $145 billion mark for the first time


Dhaka seeks over $ 8.93bn Chinese assistance for 2017 Dhaka seeks over $ 8.93bn Chinese assistance for 2017

Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the Finance Ministry writes a letter to the Chinese authorities regarding the Chinese financial assistance


Bangladesh urges United Nations to help LDCs implement SDGs Bangladesh urges UN to help LDCs implement SDGs

The development-related supports to LDCs have declined from 53 per cent in 2014 to 47 per cent in 2015 says State Minister Mannan


Business leaders oppose plan for gas tariff hike after LNG import Business leaders oppose plan for gas tariff hike

The authorities discuss the proposed hike in gas tariff after LNG import and oppose the Government plan


Bangladesh to be poverty free by 2030: Muhith Bangladesh to be poverty free by 2030: Muhith

The minister says microcredit is playing a vital role to eliminate poverty from the country through providing credit to the extreme poor people


Tofail seeks enhanced export to HK Tofail seeks enhanced export to HK

The expatriate Bangladeshis, most of whom are well-established businessmen, launch their first-ever Chamber in Hong Kong


Asian shares climb on back of Wall Street highs Asian shares climb on back of Wall Street highs

The dollar rises to 113.97 yen from 113.74 yen while the euro slips to $1.0531 from $1.0597


State Minister Nasrul Hamid says government to set up solar parks at Mirsharai, Gaibandha Govt to set up solar parks at Mirsharai, Gaibandha: Nasrul Hamid

He says the government has planned to set up solar parks on 2000 acres of land at Mirsharai and Gaibandha for the flourishing of the industry


Bangladesh earns Tk 73 bn in jute exports in FY16 Bangladesh earns Tk 73 bn in jute exports in FY16

This amount is about Tk 8.75 billion more than the amount earned by exporting these products in the previous fiscal


Tk 4,325cr revenue from mobile operators stuck in litigation Tk 4,325cr revenue from mobile operators stuck in litigation

The mobile phone operators are resorting to lawsuits after having been caught by the tax authority for tax anomalies, NBR says


Govt okays revised ADP of Tk 1,10,700cr Govt okays revised ADP of Tk 1,10,700cr

The approval comes at a meeting of highest policy making body of the economic affairs held at the NEC conference room in city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar


ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spending ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spending

The developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to invest up to $26 trillion through 2030, to meet their infrastructure needs, ADB says


New VAT law to take effect from July 1: Muhith New VAT law to take effect from July 1: Muhith

Muhith says taht IMF lauded Bangladesh as the country is moving forward and suggested to be careful in implementing the new VAT law


Imposing  eco-tax proposed on companies using polythene Imposing eco-tax proposed on companies using polythene

The recommendation suggests one per cent eco-tax on the products of those companies which will use polythene in marketing their commodities


Jiban Bima Corporation to go digital insurance service JBC to go online service

More than 4 million customers of JBC will be able to provide insurance premiums electronically through 5,275 digital centers across the country


Cabinet nods to fish-farming in the sea Cabinet nods to fish-farming in the sea

The Marine Fisheries Bill, 2017 is set to raise punishment for several offenses including creating hindrance to the activities of authorized officials


Stocks end lower on DSE, CSE Stocks end lower on DSE, CSE

Stocks ended lower on the bourses Monday, the second trading session of the week, with turnover decreased from the previous session


Stocks up at opening Stocks up at opening

The key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), advances 4.37 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gains 21.83 points


US gas price rises 2 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.33 a gallon US gas price rises 2 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.33 a gallon

The US average diesel price is $2.57, up a cent from two weeks ago. A year ago it was $2.07


Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says leather to see $5b export earnings by 2021 Leather to see $5b export earnings by 2021: Tofail

He says the government is offering cash incentive to leather and leather products for boosting export


DSE, CSE witness gain DSE, CSE witness gain

DSEX, the key index of DSE, raises over 5.99 points or 0.10 per cent to 5631.32 in the first one and half hour of trade


Tax-revenue earnings witness rise in Chittagong Tax-revenue earnings witness rise in Chittagong

Revenue earnings from Chittagong region witness rise as the NBR collected Tk 4,384 crore as tax-revenue during July-January period of this fiscal


US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise  US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise

The dollar slides to 111.98 yen from 112.75 yen while the euro falls to $1.0565 from $1.0574


Maize cultivation falls in Satkhira Maize cultivation falls in Satkhira

Besides, farmers are loosing interest in maize cultivation for lack of marketing facilities and proper seeds preservation system


Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

The dollar drops to 112.89 yen from 113.26 yen late Thursday while the euro raises to $1.0571 from $1.0554


Stocks down at opening Both DSE, CSE down at opening

DSEX, the prime index of DSE, declines 10.46 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse, CSCX raises 19.59 points


4 richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million 4 richest Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million

The report by Oxfam says Indonesia, with a population of more than 250 million, has the sixth-worst inequality in the world


Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu says ship recycling contributing significantly to economy Ship recycling contributing significantly to economy: Amu

He says as a labour intensive industry, ship recycling is contributing significantly to the national economy by creating jobs and increasing earnings


Stocks continue to maintain upward trend Stocks continue to maintain upward trend

The broader DSEX of DSE finishes the day 20.83 points or 0.37 percent up at 5,625


China in preliminary deal to buy Chevron's Bangladesh gas fields China in preliminary deal to buy Chevron's Bangladesh gas fields

Bangladesh also is in the process to assess the fields' reserves before placing a formal bid


Dhaka Stock Exchange, Chittagong Stocks Exchange witnessing fall DSE, CSE witnessing fall

DSEX, the key index of DSE, sheds over7.17 points or 0.12 per cent to 5575.83 in the first one and half hour of trade


ASEAN nations to discuss digital connectivity Monday ASEAN nations to discuss digital connectivity Monday

The Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) organises the inter-ministerial meeting


Lack of ocean-going vessels deprives BSC of making profit BSC deprived of making profit

The state-run Bangladesh Shipping Corporation remains idle in ship-route transportation trade as it is not armed with adequate ocean-going vessels

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