Well thought-out investment planning helps raise economic growth: WB By BSS | Last Updated: 8th August, 2020, 18:54

The report addresses need to better understand current levels of infrastructure quantity and quality

Well thought-out investment planning helps raise economic growth: WB

DSE, CSE up at opening DSE, CSE up at opening

DSEX, the prime index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), gains 8.58 points or 0.14 percent to stand at 5,827.86


Myanmar calls for preserving fresh water lake to promote ecotourism Myanmar calls for preserving fresh water lake to promote ecotourism

Indawgyi Lake is home to more than 160 bird species including globally threatened rare water birds


Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics

Cross-strait tensions have soared since China-sceptic Tsai Ing-wen took power last year, with Beijing cutting all official communication


China cracks down on foreign spending sprees China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

The new rules announce Friday by the government which had previously encouraged overseas spending sprees


US to review China intellectual property policies US launches China trade policy inquiry

China has voiced "serious concern" over the inquiry, which could result in US trade sanctions


Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvement Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvement

The "reduced political risk, sustained GDP growth and additional fiscal measures legislated to take effect through 2020"


Tk 1725cr railway project eyes to boost BD-India connectivity Tk 1725cr railway project eyes to boost BD-India connectivity

BotBangladesh and India have put emphasis on boosting connectivity through railway for passengers and transportation of goods


Fresh move on to bring multinational companies to share market Fresh move on to bring multinational companies to share market

The regulation is three years for banks and insurance companies once they become public limited companies


Bourses see mix trend in early hours Bourses see mix trend in early hours

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 1.78 points to 5,881.45 points


Japan trade surplus shrinks in July Japan trade surplus shrinks in July

Imports grew 16.3 percent for a seventh monthly rise, boosted mainly by higher bills for liquefied natural gas and coal


Both DSE, CSE witness fall Both DSE, CSE witness fall

DSEX, the benchmark index of DSE, shed over 26.20 points or 0.44 percent to 5,895.38


Asian shares mixed after US indexes take small losses Asian shares mixed after US indexes take small losses

The dollar edged up to 110.67 yen from Tuesday's 110.66 yen while the euro was little-changed at $1.1737


China's debt on a 'dangerous trajectory': IMF China's debt on a 'dangerous trajectory': IMF

The IMF maintains its forecast of 6.7 percent growth for this year


Tokyo shares rebound on easing North Korea fears Tokyo shares rebound on easing North Korea fears

Tokyo shares rebounded Tuesday after four days of losses, as fears over a US-North Korea military conflict began to recede


Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

The dollar rose to 110.19 yen from 109.57 yen late Monday in Asia while the euro fell to $1.1784 from $1.1816


Myanmar can export power, gas to Dhaka: Nasrul Myanmar can export power, gas to Dhaka: Nasrul

The state minister also says he has discussion on power and energy issue along with the mutual interests


Asia shares mostly up, Nikkei falls as yen gains vs dollar   Asia shares mostly up, Nikkei falls as yen gains vs dollar

The dollar rises to 109.42 yen from 109.19 yen


US stocks snap 3-day losing streak in roller coaster week   US stocks snap 3-day losing streak in roller coaster week

The recovery fit a recent pattern of investors using dips to put more money in stocks


Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats

Pyongyang's threats to launch four missile strikes near the US territory has stirred global curiosity in the remote Pacific destination


India says economy could slow down India says economy could slow down

Experts predict a further slowdown in India economy as businesses adjust to a new national goods and services tax


Asian stocks slump on profit-taking after US-NKorea tensions   Asian stocks slump on profit-taking

The dollar slipped to 109.05 yen from 109.20 while the euro weakened to $1.1763 from $1.1773


Real-time interbank payments still a far cry Real-time interbank payments still a far cry

The 56 commercial banks operating in the country utilise only 20 percent of the NPSB by using only 2-3 features out of the 21 services


Asian markets fall again as North Korea tensions continue Asian markets fall again as North Korea tensions continue

European bourses also sank in early trade Thursday, after the Dow recorded its second straight negative close Wednesday


US trade commission probing Qualcomm iPhone complaint US trade commission probing Qualcomm iPhone complaint

The Apple suit echoed charges by antitrust regulators in the United States and other major markets around the world


Inflation eases to 5.57pc in July Inflation eases to 5.57pc in July

The food inflation also eased to 6.95 percent in July from 7.51 percent in June while the non-food inflation decreased to 3.53 percent


Asian stocks lower as US, North Korea nuclear tensions rise   Asian stocks lower as US, NKorea nuclear tensions rise

The dollar declines to 109.79 yen from Tuesday's 110.34 yen.while the euro edges down to $1.1726 from $1.1751


Air India to save Rs.10 cr yearly by serving only vegetable meals Air India to save Rs.10 cr yearly by serving veg meals

Non-vegetarian meal has been discontinued only in economy class of domestic sector flights of Air India


Bangladesh’s aquaculture growth revolutionary: IFPRI Bangladesh’s aquaculture growth revolutionary: IFPRI

The study shows that the market for farmed fish grew by a dramatic 25 times in three decades


BD-Ind-Nepal tri-nation power sharing agreement on cards BD-Ind-Nepal tri-nation power sharing agreement on cards

State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the forerunner in regional power sharing in South Asia


China's export, import growth weaken in July   China's export, import growth weaken in July

Customs data show growth in exports decelerates to 7.2 percent from June's 11.3 percent


A new study shows how little tax the super-rich pay How little tax the super-rich pay?

The average Scandinavian household pay around 3% too little in taxes in 2006; the richest 1% of households, with net assets of at least $2m


Rosatom to train human resources for Rooppur nuke plant Rosatom to train human resources for Rooppur nuke plant

The Russian state company is implementing the first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur of Pabna


Market showing positive Market showing positive

DSEX, the prime index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), goes up by 12.53 points or 0.21 percent to stand at 5,920.16


Asian markets climb on momentum from upbeat US jobs report Asian markets climb on momentum from upbeat US jobs report

The U.S. dollar was flat at 110.68 yen after trading near 111 yen on Friday while the euro climbed to $1.1802 from $1.1774


Govt waives Tk 571.39cr stamp duty for Payra power plant Govt waives Tk 571.39cr stamp duty for Payra power plant

The coal-fired power plant will be built in Payra on 397 hectares of land at a cost of Taka 12,284 crore


Both DSE, CSE up in early trading Both DSE, CSE up in early trading

DSEX, the benchmark index of DSE, gains 5.01 points or 0.08 percent to reaches 5,885.46


Central Bank seeks sovereign guarantee for funding in power sector BB seeks sovereign guarantee for funding in power sector

The suggestions include floating of bonds by the state-owned organisations in power sector


India, AIIB sign 329 mln USD loan agreement for western Gujarat's rural roads India, AIIB sign 329 mln USD loan agreement for western Gujarat's rural roads

The project would benefit about 8 million people in the state by providing all weather road connectivity to 1,060 villages in 33 districts


US unemployment rate hits 16-year low US jobs report beats expectations

In July, the unemployment rate falls to 4.3% as expected, matching the 16-year low also seen back in May of this year

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