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PKSF's Development Fair to kick off in Dhaka Thursday

FE Online Report November 11, 2019 14:14:20

A seven-day fair titled 'Development Fair-2019' will kick off in Dhaka city on Thursday showcasing the products of PKSF programme participants. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate...

ICAB Dhaka RC observes Int'l Accounting Day

FE Online Desk November 11, 2019 13:20:55

ICAB Dhaka Regional committee observed International Accounting Day on Sunday. A rally was brought out to mark the event by the organisation, attended by its members. -rmc//

Karmasangsthan Bank holds review meeting

FE Online Desk November 11, 2019 12:49:18

The review meeting on quarterly special package program (October to December 2019) of Karmasangsthan Bank was held on Sunday at its Jamalpur regional office. Regional manager, branch managers and sec...

EBL, Ace Autos sign MoU

FE Online Desk November 11, 2019 12:30:38

Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) and Ace Autos (Pvt) Ltd. have established a platform to enhance the quality of auto loan service by sharing best value offerings for customers.  M. Khorshed Anowar, Head...

Daraz 11.11 sale starts today only for 24 hours

FE Online Desk November 11, 2019 12:28:05

11.11 (Eleven Eleven), the world’s biggest online sale is finally being held today (Monday). Country’s largest online marketplace Daraz Bangladesh(daraz.com.bd) has organised Daraz 11.11...

Alibaba Singles’ Day sales hit $23b in first nine hours

-- November 11, 2019 11:03:57

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc on Monday said sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz hit 158.31 billion yuan ($22.63 billion) in its first nine hours, up 25 per cen...

China trade talks moving along nicely: Trump

-- November 11, 2019 10:23:20

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that trade talks with China were moving along “very nicely,” but the United States would only make a deal with Beijing if it was the right deal f...

BD’s rank in global IP regime almost unchanged

ASJADUL KIBRIA November 10, 2019 15:12:31

Asia accounted for more than two-thirds of all patent, trademark and industrial design applications in 2018. But the rank of Bangladesh remained unchanged in the global industrial intellectual proper...

Bangladesh to import onions from Pakistan

-- November 10, 2019 11:51:19

KARACHI: Pakistan has received the first onion export order of more than 300 tonnes of onion from Bangladesh after nearly 15 years of recess following an Indian ban on the vegetable’s outbound s...

BB for assisting local firms to meet domestic tea demand

FE ONLINE REPORT November 10, 2019 11:48:34

Consumers’ demand for premium and fine quality tea is increasing in Bangladesh and, to meet the demand, global brands are being imported, according to a review report of the central bank. At th...

Mandatory energy audit soon to check waste

FE REPORT November 10, 2019 10:08:57

Energy auditing in big industries will be made mandatory soon to check waste while reducing costs of industrial output. Around 200 industries of different sectors including power plants and textiles,...

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’: Ctg port activities suspended

-- November 09, 2019 13:17:42

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) suspended all activities on Saturday morning after great danger signal number 9 was issued for the port. All the ships were taken away to safe areas to lessen the dama...

Trump denies agreeing to roll back tariffs on Chinese goods

-- November 09, 2019 11:29:47

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of US tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world’s two largest economies may end a 16-month trade wa...

BD receives one per cent global LNG in first year

-- November 09, 2019 11:20:16

Bangladesh received more than one per cent of total global LNG production in the first 12 months after entering the LNG import marketplace as the 39th country in 2018, said a statement. This was reve...

Saudi firm plans big on cement factory

JUBAIR HASAN November 09, 2019 11:13:43

Saudi company Engineering Dimensions wants to build a large cement factory in northeastern Chhatak of Sunamganj district, officials said. A delegation of the company arrives in Dhaka today (Saturday)...

Onion prices ease

FE Report November 09, 2019 11:06:37

The prices of onion showed a slight decline both in the retail and wholesale markets in Dhaka city on Friday. Traders said the onion prices dropped a bit after the government agency concerned inten...

Business options few for women in SMEs: Study

SAJIBUR RAHMAN November 09, 2019 11:01:15

The variation of businesses remains very limited for women entrepreneurs in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a study. Conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Deve...

Pharma export sees strong growth

Saif Uddin November 09, 2019 10:51:20

Export earnings from the country's pharmaceutical sector continued its upward trend over the last seven years on the back of a conducive policy environment, skilled human resources and patent waiver,...

Cost, execution time for Nilphamari-Saidpur road widening project double

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR November 09, 2019 10:44:33

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has failed to complete a 15.5-kilomtre road widening project in two years' time. The department has now sought revision of the project titled the Nilphamari-Sa...

Six more EPZ goods up for local sale

FE REPORT November 09, 2019 10:43:55

The government has allowed the sale of six more products, made at the export processing zones (EPZ), in the local market by paying applicable taxes. The products are mainly electronics items manufact...

Tax evasion in ports: ACC backs full physical inspection

REZAUL KARIM November 09, 2019 10:21:34

The anti-graft watchdog has advocated cent per cent physical verification of containerised goods amid rampant tax evasion in top seaports, officials said. But multiple consignees said such one-to-one...

China-funded mega projects veer off track

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN November 09, 2019 09:57:01

A number of China-funded mega infrastructure projects involving billions of dollars are not on track, with contractors and implementing agencies blaming each other for the slow progress. This has bee...

German parliament speaker meets Yunus to discuss social business

FE ONLINE DESK November 08, 2019 15:21:24

German parliament president Wolfgang Schäuble recently met with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to discuss social business. Economic issues related to poverty, microfinance, unemployment...

WhatsApp adds shopping catalogue feature, courting e-commerce

-- November 08, 2019 12:27:21

Facebook Inc on Thursday launched a catalogue feature for its WhatsApp messaging app, it said in a blog post, building out the service’s e-commerce tools as it moves slowly toward monetising the...

Onion still dearer, veg prices go up, fish down

FE Report November 08, 2019 11:29:20

Prices of onion declined slightly last week but remained beyond the purchasing capacity of low-income segment of the society. Prices of some vegetables increased further in the last seven days augment...

China, US agree to roll back trade tariffs

-- November 08, 2019 10:42:28

China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others' goods as part of the first phase of a trade deal, officials from both sides said on Thursday, offering a new sign of progre...

BD-Aussie trade reaches $2.44b

FE Report November 08, 2019 10:36:35

The bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Australia has stood at $2.44 billion now. Australian high commissioner in Dhaka Julia Niblett disclosed this at a programme in the capital on Tuesday evenin...

Malaysia eyes 1.5m overseas patients in 2020

KAMRUN NAHAR BACK FROM KUALA LUMPUR November 08, 2019 10:29:14

With a target of attracting 1.5 million patients in 2020, Malaysian government launched 'Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020 or MyHT2020' in tandem with the country's tourism campaign 'Visit Malay...

Govt mulling raising subsidies to boost jute goods export

FE REPORT November 08, 2019 10:03:45

Textiles and jute minister Golam Dastagir Gazi has said the government is considering increasing subsidies to boost export of jute goods. The entrepreneurs will also get raw materials at affordable p...

Indonesian coal import to increase threefold

M AZIZUR RAHMAN November 08, 2019 09:58:54

Coal import from Indonesia is expected to soar threefold to 60,000 tonnes this month as the installation of the 1,320-megawatt (MW) Payra coal-fired power plant is nearing completion. The import pric...