World food prices climb again in November: FAO

World food prices climb again in November: FAO

Dairy prices are mostly unchanged in November, and sugar prices rose 1.8 percent due to reports that worldwide sugar use this year and next could outstrip supply


Export earnings fall for four consecutive months Export earnings fall for four consecutive months

According to the Export Promotion Bureau data, Bangladesh earned $3.05 billion in November, down by 10.70 percent, which was $3.42 billion in the same month last year


Huge number of TIN holders yet to submit returns NBR eyes to launch regulatory compliance

The number of TIN holders is around 4.6 million until December 2, 2019, and half of them do not submit tax returns, as it is not mandatory for all TIN holders to submit returns


Indian Congress protests at Parliament premises over rising onion prices Indian Congress protests over rising onion prices

Holding banners and shouting slogans demanding that the government reduce the prices and "stop harassing" the poor


Mitsubishi to assist Pragati for manufacturing own brand vehicles Mitsubishi to assist Pragati for manufacturing own brand vehicles

Japan’s famous Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will assist the country’s Pragati Industries Limited for manufacturing own brand vehicles


Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade worries Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade worries

Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney fell more than 1% while Shanghai and South Korea also retreated


If no hike in bulk power tariff, then no hike in retail, agree BERB, TEC If no hike in bulk power tariff, then no hike in retail

This identical observation was made on the last of the four-day public hearing of the Berc at the TCB Auditorium 


Trump to 'restore' tariffs on steel, aluminium from Brazil and Argentina US tariffs on steel, aluminium from Brazil, Argentina to be restored

The US is Brazil's biggest customer for steel and Brazil is the world's 10th biggest exporter of steel, according to the US Department of Commerce


Disparity affects economic growth, says Planning Minister MA Mannan Disparity affects economic growth: Mannan

Mannan also says Bangladesh’s position in the ease of doing business index is very poor


Remittance inflow increases by 31.75%
Remittance inflow increases by 31.75%

The country received $1,180.44 million remittances during the month of November in 2018-19 financial year


Committee formed to ensure single digit bank interest rate Committee formed to ensure single digit bank interest rate

The committee led by Bangladesh Bank Deputy Governor SM Moniruzzaman will ensure single digit bank interest rate for industrial sector


More research institutions needed in Bangladesh: Muhith More research institutions needed in Bangladesh: Muhith

As the chief guest of the inaugural conference, Muhith says there are around 30 million poor people in Bangladesh


Employment opportunities for 3 crore youths by 2030: Kamal Employment opportunities for 3 crore youths by 2030: Kamal

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal asserted that employment opportunities for 3 crore youths would be created in the country


Bangladesh receives “Best Designed Pavilion” Award at Nigeria Expo Bangladesh receives “Best Designed Pavilion” Award at Nigeria Expo

Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria Md Shameem Ahsan receives the Award at the closing ceremony


Eurozone inflation firms but still below central bank goal Eurozone inflation still below Central Bank goal

Statistics agency Eurostat says the inflation was due to higher food, alcohol and tobacco costs


Hong Kong stocks open lower Hong Kong stocks open lower

The Hang Seng index sinks 0.70 percent, or 188.35 points, to 26,705.38


US economy grew faster in Q3, but trade woes continue US economy grew faster in Q3

Higher exports and residential investment help boost growth to a 2.1 percent annual rate from the 1.9 percent estimated last month for the third quarter


Nat’l Income Tax Day to be observed on Nov 30 Nat’l Income Tax Day to be observed on Nov 30

 Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal is scheduled to inaugurate a colorful rally in the morning in front of NBR Headquarters


BD envoy Belal elected Committee of the Whole chair BD envoy Belal elected Committee of the Whole chair

Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal has been elected Chairperson of the Committee of the Whole of the Twenty-Fourth Conference of the States Parties


Over 700 banks burned in Iran unrest Over 700 banks burned in Iran unrest

Approximately 731 banks and 140 government sites were torched in recent unrest in Iran


Asian markets lifted by growing trade optimism Asian markets lifted by growing trade optimism

He also raises the issue of unrest in Hong Kong, which has become a touchpoint after Congress passed a bill supporting the city’s rights and sent it to Trump to sign into law


Mexico to invest 44 bln USD in infrastructure to drive GDP growth Mexico to invest 44 bln USD in infrastructure to drive GDP growth

A second phase of the plan is to be announced in January, with projects in the energy and health sectors


Alibaba shares jump in blockbuster Hong Kong debut Alibaba shares jump in blockbuster Hong Kong debut

The move is seen as a boost for the city amid fears long-running protests have tarnished its reputation as a financial hub


ADB provides $150m for skills development ADB provides $150m for skills development

The government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement for US$150 million in loan to…


Move underway to enlist chartered energy auditors for large industries Chartered energy auditors for large industries underway

Sreda will enlist the auditors to empower them to conduct audits in the DS category industries and commercial structures


E-commerce giant Alibaba raises $11 billion in share listing Alibaba raises $11 billion in share listing

It's the biggest share offering for Hong Kong since insurer AIA raised nearly $18 billion in an IPO in 2010


Bangladesh, S Korea celebrate growing friendship Bangladesh, S Korea celebrate growing friendship

The speakers said the association is not merely a place of unity for KOICA’s alumni but also a significant platform that bridges and strengthens ties between Bangladesh and Korea


Most Asian markets on the rise as trade optimism returns Most Asian markets on the rise as trade optimism returns

Expectations that the economic superpowers would be able to sign off on the agreement soon has helped fan a rally across world markets for weeks


Bangladesh Bank tightens rules for international credit cards BB tightens rules for int’l credit cards

A customer has to fill up a transaction form and submit this either through a mobile app or as a hard copy prior to purchasing goods or services using an international credit card


Transport strike halts Faridpur river port activities

Transport strike halts Faridpur river port activities

While visiting Faridpur’s C&B Ghat, it is seen that the cargo vessels could not unload goods for the past two days


Rooppur power plant progresses significantly Rooppur power plant progresses significantly

As Bangladesh is expecting its first megawatts of nuclear energy in the coming years, manufacture of various machineries 


BB cuts interest on exporters’ borrowing from EDF BB cuts interest on exporters’ borrowing from EDF

 Bangladesh Bank has reduced the interest rate on loans from its Export Development Fund by 1 percent to boost exports


Bangladesh on right track to achieve SDG Bangladesh on right track to achieve SDG

With electricity facility in every house, 1888 USD per capita income, 8.13% GDP growth and decreasing rate


Reskilling, up-skilling vital to avert 4IR backlash: Experts Reskilling vital to avert 4IR backlash: Experts

The challenges of 4IR are situational that can be turned into opportunities


Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade optimism

Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade optimism

The broad regional gains come after top White House adviser Larry Kudlow said that the long-awaited mini trade deal with China was on track as part of a wider pact


BEZA receives FEMOZA award BEZA receives FEMOZA award

 Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has received the ‘FEMOZA award 2019′ for its outstanding role in developing economic zones


Russian growth accellerates in 3Q: official Russian growth accellerates in 3Q: official

The Rosstat agency says the country’s GDP in the third quarter grew by 1.7 percent year on year, following disappointing results in the previous quarter of 0.9 percent


Defaulted loans see no rise, claims minister Defaulted loans see no rise, claims minister

He made the statement while responding to a supplementary question in Parliament


NBR aims to fetch Tk 3,000 cr from upcoming tax fair NBR aims to fetch Tk 3,000 cr from upcoming tax fair

In the capital, the weeklong fair will be held at the Officers’ Club and continue till November 20, while the fairs at the district level will be held for 3-4 days

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