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China factory activity rises to five-year high

China factory activity rises to five-year high

-- 2017-09-30 10:58:05

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector grew at the fastest pace since 2012 in September, as factories cranked up output to take advantage of strong demand and high prices. The official PMI re...

Oil climbs as tension over  Iraqi Kurdistan rises

Oil climbs as tension over Iraqi Kurdistan rises

-- 2017-09-29 12:29:44

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters): Oil prices rose on Thursday, spurred by rising tension around northern Iraq following the autonomous Kurdistan region's vote in favor of independence in a referendum.Brent c...

UK economic growth slows to four-year low

UK economic growth slows to four-year low

-- 2017-09-29 12:00:00

Britain’s economy grew at its slowest pace since 2013 in the 12 months after last year’s Brexit vote, data showed on Friday, painting a subdued picture as the Bank of England prepares to r...

Govt bags bountiful taxes in July

Govt bags bountiful taxes in July

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-29 11:29:25

Government's tax-revenue collection saw a 27.05 per cent growth in the first month of this fiscal largely for a surge in imports and steady growth in exports. Officials said domestic value-added tax...

Japan inflation surges in August

Japan inflation surges in August

-- 2017-09-29 01:59:02

Japan’s core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labour remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further sign of solid momentum of th...

BTMA, rights groups decry power price hike bid

BTMA, rights groups decry power price hike bid

FE Report 2017-09-28 12:00:00

A proposal for raising power tariffs under Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) faced opposition from consumer rights activists, politicians and a trade body in the public hearing. Rather, t...

BB issues notice relaxing loan provisioning policies further

BB issues notice relaxing loan provisioning policies further

FE Report 2017-09-28 12:00:00

The central bank has relaxed its loan provisioning policies further to facilitate disbursement of agriculture and micro-credits by the banks, officials said. Under the relaxations, the banks will hav...

Trump unveils huge tax cut

Trump unveils huge tax cut

-- 2017-09-28 12:00:00

US President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have proposed on Wednesday the biggest US tax overhaul in three decades, the first major revamp of the nation’s tax code in a generation....

Millionaires’ wealth reached $63.5t in 2016: study

Millionaires’ wealth reached $63.5t in 2016: study

-- 2017-09-28 07:34:12

The number of millionaires in the world rose by nearly 8 per cent last year to an all-time high of around 16.5 million people, with record total wealth of $63.5 trillion, Reuters says citing a report...

Runner Group  to sell Indian lubricant in BD

Runner Group to sell Indian lubricant in BD

FE Online Desk 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Runner Group has inked an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd to sell the latter's lubricant in Bangladesh, said a statement.  High officials of the Indian company and Runner Group announc...

Economy to grow by 7.4pc: Muhith

Economy to grow by 7.4pc: Muhith

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Bangladesh will achieve 7.4 per cent GDP growth in the current fiscal year (2017-2018), says the finance minister. “Every year, the World Bank estimates GDP growth lower than what happens. I th...

RBI to keep rates steady in Oct

RBI to keep rates steady in Oct

-- 2017-09-27 11:33:34

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will hold policy steady at its Oct. 4 meeting, and well past next year, amid weak economic growth and signs inflation may soon overshoot its target, a Reuters poll foun...

BB for 1pc general provision for unclassified agro, micro credits

BB for 1pc general provision for unclassified agro, micro credits

-- 2017-09-27 09:44:19

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has asked all scheduled banks to keep one per cent general provision instead of the existing 2.5 per cent against all unclassified short-term agricultural and micro credits. "Ban...

WB projects 6.4pc GDP growth this year

WB projects 6.4pc GDP growth this year

-- 2017-09-27 02:23:41

The economy of Bangladesh is expected to grow by 6.4 per cent in the current fiscal year (FY18) driven by industry and services, said the World Bank in its latest Bangladesh Development Update. &nbsp...

Oil hits eight-month high

Oil hits eight-month high

-- 2017-09-26 12:35:30

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters): Oil prices rose on Monday to their highest in eight months after major producers said at a meeting in Vienna the global market was well on its way toward rebalancing.The Nov...

Businesses, rights groups demand power tariff cuts

Businesses, rights groups demand power tariff cuts

FE Report 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Business bodies, rights groups and left political parties Monday demanded cuts, not any hike, in electricity tariff by increasing the efficiency level and decreasing generation from cost-intensive pla...

CPD to present GCR, findings of BD Biz Study Wednesday

CPD to present GCR, findings of BD Biz Study Wednesday

FE Online Desk 2017-09-26 12:00:00

The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 (GCR 2017-18) and the findings of the Bangladesh Business Environment Study 2017 will be presented by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Wednesday. The...

Taxmen chase eight insurers

Taxmen chase eight insurers

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Revenue authorities made a decisive move to realise Tk 1.1 billion in back taxes from eight large insurance companies who have defaulted on the payment for long, officials said. The value-added tax (...

BD economy to grow 6.9pc this FY: ADB

BD economy to grow 6.9pc this FY: ADB

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Bangladesh's economy is expected to grow at 6.9 per cent in the current fiscal year (FY18) while the inflation will remain within 6pc, according to the latest report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB...

Govt securities' yield falls as banks scramble to buy

Govt securities' yield falls as banks scramble to buy

Siddique Islam 2017-09-26 11:20:14

Yield on government securities took a downturn under a buying spree, especially as banks invest their excess funds in the instruments to reap double benefits. According to officials and market operat...

ADB raises China's growth forecast to 6.7pc

ADB raises China's growth forecast to 6.7pc

-- 2017-09-26 10:49:02

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised its outlook for China’s economic growth this year on the back of strong domestic consumption, an export recovery and solid growth in services. ADB now ex...

VAT rules now up  for amendment

VAT rules now up for amendment

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-25 12:00:00

With a new law put on the backburner, government's revenue authority decided to amend the existing value-added tax (VAT) rules to digitise the taxing.   Sources said under the amended rules,...

Govt forms NCMID to improve business environment

Govt forms NCMID to improve business environment

-- 2017-09-25 08:58:32

A 15-member National Committee for Monitoring and Implementation of Doing Business Reforms (NCMID) has been formed to improve the country’s overall business environment. Cabinet secretary is th...

Govt awards package waiver on land-transfer charges

Govt awards package waiver on land-transfer charges

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Registration and all other fees and stamp duty for land transfer by landowners to developers of private economic zones have all been waived as a stimulus. Government authorities believe the exempt...

Moody's downgrades UK credit rating

Moody's downgrades UK credit rating

-- 2017-09-23 12:50:09

Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the UK's credit rating by a further notch on Friday over concerns about the public finances and fears Brexit could damage the Britain’s economic growth....

New pension provision hits upsetting headwind

New pension provision hits upsetting headwind

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-09-23 12:00:00

A newly introduced pension system executed from July now faces an upsetting blow amid opposition from 'influential' employees to part payout at retirement, sources said.   A government-approve...

Investors can buy BD bonds from abroad

Investors can buy BD bonds from abroad

Syful Islam 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) can directly buy bonds from abroad under planned recast rules meant for making the investment tools attractive and boosting remittance into the country.   Offic...

Ministry, WB at loggerheads over issue of monitoring

Ministry, WB at loggerheads over issue of monitoring

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-09-23 10:54:54

The ministry of education (MoE) and the World Bank (WB) are now at loggerheads over latter's monitoring of the government's US$18 billion education development programme planned for next five years....

China criticizes S&P credit rating cut

China criticizes S&P credit rating cut

-- 2017-09-22 12:33:25

China’s Finance Ministry on Friday criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor’s rating agency’s credit rating on Chinese government borrowing as a “wrong decision.” &...

Six banks under BB scanner

Six banks under BB scanner

Siddique Islam 2017-09-22 12:00:00

The central bank has brought around half-a-dozen commercial banks under its close monitoring after it detected anomalies in their recent share market activities.   As part of the move, the Bang...