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Tourist arrivals in Nepal from Bangladesh up 35pc

Tourist arrivals in Nepal from Bangladesh up 35pc

-- 2018-04-17 13:39:33

Hinting towards positive vibes in the domestic tourism industry, the inflow of foreign tourists in Nepal (via both land and air routes) has increased by 14.2 per cent to 288,918 in the first three mon...

MoU inked for bringing RMG workers under financial inclusion

MoU inked for bringing RMG workers under financial inclusion

FE Online Desk 2018-04-17 13:26:17

A MoU was signed between Sarathi – Progress Through Financial Inclusion project of Swisscontact Bangladesh and Bank Asia Limited for bringing RMG workers under financial inclusion. This proj...

Bank Asia launches online marketplace at agent banking outlets

Bank Asia launches online marketplace at agent banking outlets

FE Online Desk 2018-04-17 13:16:58

Bank Asia recently launched the Bank’s online marketplace at Agent Banking outlets through partnership with Grameenphone, said a statement. Md Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of...

BKB recovers Tk  4.75b on Baishakhi halkhata

BKB recovers Tk 4.75b on Baishakhi halkhata

FE Online Desk 2018-04-17 12:22:10

Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) arranged ‘Shuvo Halkhata’ in all of its 1031 branches recently. A number of 1,29,581 loanees repaid loans worth Tk 4.75 billion of which Tk. 861.7 million was...

German envoy visits Beximco Industrial Park

German envoy visits Beximco Industrial Park

FE Online Desk 2018-04-17 12:00:14

Dr. Thomas Prinz, Ambassador of Germany visited Beximco Industrial Park in Gazipur Monday. He was welcomed by Ilias Agridiotis, Operations Director, Beximco Ltd, said a statement. -rmc//

JICA for integrated port planning to meet demand

JICA for integrated port planning to meet demand

Our Correspondent 2018-04-17 10:27:23

Consultants of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) presented five technical papers in a workshop on its preparatory survey on Matarbari deep seaport development on Monday. JICA survey team...

Ctg Port gears up to propel export growth

Ctg Port gears up to propel export growth

Pankaj Dastider 2018-04-17 00:55:41

CHATTOGRAM, Apr 16: With procurement of cargo handling equipment worth Tk 12 billion and construction of new port jetties and container terminal infrastructure facilities in the pipeline, the Chittago...

Biman offers 20pc discount on int’l routes during tourism-fair

Biman offers 20pc discount on int’l routes during tourism-fair

-- 2018-04-16 21:54:53

Biman Bangladesh Airlines offers a 20 per cent discount on six international routes during the Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair from April 19 to 21. On the occasion of the international tourism fai...

Walkar footwear opens outlet in Rangpur city

Walkar footwear opens outlet in Rangpur city

-- 2018-04-16 21:51:55

Walkar, footwear brand of RFL Group, opened its outlet in Rangpur city recently, says a statement. Numerous stylish footwear including casual shoes, kid's shoes, sports shoes and sandals for people o...

NBR suggests AMTOB to go for ADR

NBR suggests AMTOB to go for ADR

-- 2018-04-16 20:50:01

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has suggested mobile phone operators to go for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  for quick settlement of cases relating to revenue arrears. The NBR made t...

BD tourists in India jump by 12.40pc in Q1

BD tourists in India jump by 12.40pc in Q1

FE Online Report 2018-04-16 18:12:55

The number of Bangladeshi tourists in India jumped by 12.4 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of the current calendar year. Statistics available with the Indian tourism ministry showed that around 0....

Druk Air flight misses arrival schedule at Dhaka airport

Druk Air flight misses arrival schedule at Dhaka airport

FE Online Report 2018-04-16 17:49:07

One international flight of Druk Air KB300 failed to meet its arrival schedule at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Monday. The flight from Paro was supposed to arrive the airport at 8...

Bangladesh making product list to seek market access to UAE, KSA

Bangladesh making product list to seek market access to UAE, KSA

Syful Islam 2018-04-16 17:22:11

Bangladesh is preparing a list of potential exportable products to seek duty-free and quota-free (DFQF) market access to gulf countries, especially the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi...

Roundtable on strengthening market access, integration into corporate value chains

Roundtable on strengthening market access, integration into corporate value chains

-- 2018-04-16 17:18:40

A discussion titled ‘Women in Business: Dhaka Roundtable on Strengthening Market Access and Integration into Corporate Value Chains’ was held at Amari Hotel in the city recently. Senior e...

Unchanged in FY '17, but likely to worsen this fiscal

Unchanged in FY '17, but likely to worsen this fiscal

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2018-04-16 17:05:50

Bangladesh's terms of trade (ToT) remained unchanged in the past financial year (2016-17) showing the economy avoided shock in prices in the year under review. The ToT, representing a ratio between e...

Standard Bank holds training on effective use of ICT

Standard Bank holds training on effective use of ICT

FE Online Desk 2018-04-16 14:27:42

Mr Mamun-Ur-Rashid, Managing Director & CEO of Standard Bank Limited inaugurated a four-day long training on “advanced course on effective use of ICT” for Head Office executives of the...

EBL, DEG begin new era of partnership

EBL, DEG begin new era of partnership

FE Online Desk 2018-04-16 14:10:02

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) and Germany‘s development finance institution - DEG have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the beginning of a new era of partnership.   EBL Ma...

US recalls 207 million eggs over salmonella fears

US recalls 207 million eggs over salmonella fears

-- 2018-04-16 12:28:46

Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine US states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said. It is the largest recall of e...

FBCCI team to join C'wealth Forum

FBCCI team to join C'wealth Forum

FE Report 2018-04-16 10:58:41

A delegation of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) left Dhaka for London on Saturday to join the Commonwealth Business Forum and Cardiff Business Seminar. Prime Mi...

German minister calls for investment in electric cars

German minister calls for investment in electric cars

-- 2018-04-16 10:56:45

The German automotive industry must invest heavily in electric car technology and develop battery production facilities in Europe to keep up with global competitors, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier sa...

Direct trade links with Tunisia to boost exports

Direct trade links with Tunisia to boost exports

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan 2018-04-16 10:53:59

Dhaka is keen to establish direct trade links with Tunisia to explore more markets for its readymade garments (RMG) in the North African country. The issue has been raised during a ministerial-level...

DCCI urges govt to cut duty, ensure speedy port clearance

DCCI urges govt to cut duty, ensure speedy port clearance

FE Report 2018-04-16 09:58:42

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has called upon the government to reduce import duty on essential commodities and to ensure speedy customs clearance in the ports to keep their prices sta...

ROK’s March Iranian crude oil imports down 39.3pc

ROK’s March Iranian crude oil imports down 39.3pc

-- 2018-04-16 00:32:38

South Korea's March crude oil imports from Iran dropped 39.3 per cent from a year earlier on slowing demand for Iranian oil, the country's customs data showed on Sunday, reports Reuters. In March, th...

NBR observes 'Halkhata'

NBR observes 'Halkhata'

-- 2018-04-15 20:43:59

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) observed 'Halkhata' on Sunday to build friendly relations with taxpayers and encourage them to pay tax properly, reports BSS. State minister for public administrat...

Trading of fixed income govt securities drops in Q3

Trading of fixed income govt securities drops in Q3

FE Online Report           2018-04-15 20:08:13

Trading of the fixed income government securities in the secondary market dropped sharply in the third quarter of the current fiscal year. Statistics available with the central bank showed that value...

EC plans to collect election results digitally

EC plans to collect election results digitally

-- 2018-04-15 18:59:46

The Election Commission has planned to use information technology in the 11th national election to collect polls results from every polling centre. To collect the election results online from every p...

Remove restrictions on exports to BD, Tripura asks India’s central govt

Remove restrictions on exports to BD, Tripura asks India’s central govt

FE Online Report 2018-04-15 18:36:39

India’s key northeastern state Tripura has requested the country’s central government to remove non-tariff trade restrictions on export of commodities through its land custom stations (LCS...

Merchandise trade gap crosses $11b in eight months

Merchandise trade gap crosses $11b in eight months

FE Online Report 2018-04-15 18:19:22

Country’s merchandise trade gap with the rest of the world crossed $11 billion level in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (FY18). Statistics, released by the central bank on Sun...

Volkswagen's new CEO may become Audi chairman: Sources

Volkswagen's new CEO may become Audi chairman: Sources

-- 2018-04-15 15:16:20

Volkswagen’s new Chief Executive Herbert Diess will likely take the helm of luxury division Audi’s supervisory board next month, sources at VW group said. Diess, who has been head of Volk...

NCC Bank donates Tk 50m to PM’s relief fund

NCC Bank donates Tk 50m to PM’s relief fund

FE Online Desk 2018-04-15 14:48:47

NCC Bank has recently donated Taka 50million to Prime Minister’s Relief & Welfare Fund. As part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility, Chairman Md Nurun Newaz Salim handed ove...