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Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

Under chief executive Satya Nadella, the company has spent the past 5 years shifting from reliance on its Windows OS to selling cloud-based services


Air India suffers Rs3 billion losses as Pakistan air space closes Air India suffers Rs3 billion losses as Pakistan air space closes

Airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India, since hostilities broke out over Pulwama attack


Fake review factories fooling Amazon shoppers Fake review factories fooling Amazon shoppers

Amazon is fooled into believing that the buyer is genuine but after leaving a glowing review, the product manufacturing company refunds the purchase price and sometimes also pays an extra fee


Investors begin mass hunger strike protesting stock market slump Investors begin mass hunger strike protesting stock market slump

The investors have been demonstrating on and off before the DSE building for the past two weeks to press home their 12-point demands


Imposing higher taxes on tobacco products stressed Imposing higher taxes on tobacco products stressed

They also demands reducing the price category of cigarette from four to two


Iran FM says he will visit North Korea Iran FM says he will visit North Korea

The US has tightened sanctions on North Korea to try to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons


Sommilito Babosayee Parishod elected uncontested in FBCCI Sommilito Babosayee Parishod elected uncontested in FBCCI

The directors-elect will elect new president, first vice president and vice president of FBCCI on April 29


Core catcher installation begins at Rooppur power plant Core catcher installation begins at Rooppur power plant

Russia’s state-run ROSATOM has started installation of Core Melt Localization Device (Core Catcher), one of the main equipment of the plant’s


Uber aims for $90bn stock market debut Uber aims for $90bn stock market debut

Uber has revealed that it is seeking a valuation of $90bn (£70bn) in its much anticipated stock market flotation


Walton to be a global brand, hopes environment ministry secretary Walton to be a global brand, hopes environment ministry secretary

Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, secretary of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry on Thursday expressed his hope that Walton will be a renowned brand


Xi Jinping vows transparency over Belt and Road Xi vows transparency over Belt and Road

The initiative is seen by some as a bid for geopolitical influence and has been criticised for indebting recipient countries


BFRI’s artificial crablets production method brings boon for farmers BFRI’s artificial crablets production method brings boon for farmers

A method developed by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) scientists for crablets production artificially inthe hatchery has generated hopes


Amazon has posted a fourth successive quarter of record profit Amazon posts fourth quarter of record profit

Microsoft has seen its stock market value top $1tn after reporting better-than-expected sales and profits


Tourism Industrial Park to build in Sandwip Island Tourism Industrial Park to build in Sandwip Island

Bangladesh Small Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) has planned to develop Tourism Industrial Park in the Island upazila Sandwip


Igloo ice cream festival begins at International Convention City Bashundhara Igloo ice cream fest begins at ICCB

The fest will continue till April 27


Ghosn: Tokyo court grants $4.5m bail to former Nissan boss Nissan's ex-boss Ghosn granted $4.5m bail

He faces four charges in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct


Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe

Facebook has said it will set aside $3bn (£2.3bn) to cover the potential costs of an investigation by US authorities into its privacy practices


SpiceJet to deploy sub-leased aircraft from Jet lessors SpiceJet to deploy sub-leased aircraft from Jet lessors

SpiceJet has started to re-brand the sub-leased aircraft with SpiceJet insignia


Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise

Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise

The results prompted criticism from US President Donald Trump, who accused the platform of political "discrimination"


ICMAB opposes recruiting foreigners in accounting functions ICMAB opposes recruiting foreigners

ICMAB President says employment of foreign nationals, especially in accounting and financial functions, is causing increase in unemployment


Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Britain breaks coal-free power record

It is the longest period since the industrial revolution and breaks the previous record set in April 2018 of 76 hours and 10 minutes


World famous Sea Kitchens showroom to be open in Bangladesh World famous Sea Kitchens showroom to be open in Bangladesh

The showroom is set to deliver a unique experience to the customer in regard to exceptional kitchen designs, unparalleled customer service and outstanding quality


Summit to supply imported LNG to national grid shortly Summit to supply imported LNG to national grid shortly

Local energy giant Summit LNG Terminal Co Ltd  is expected to supply imported LNG (liquefied natural gas) to the national grid by the end of this month


Thomas Cook reportedly receives bids for firm Thomas Cook reportedly receives bids for firm

Travel company Thomas Cook has received approaches for parts of its business and the company as a whole, according to reports


BMW to recall 360,000 vehicles in China over Takata airbags BMW to recall 360,000 vehicles in China over Takata airbags

Around 20 people have died in accidents linked to defects in Takata airbags since 2013


Bashundhara Group chairman gets ICA award Bashundhara Group chairman gets ICA award

Bangladesh Pratidin editor Naem Nizam receives the award on behalf of Ahmed Akbar Sobhan


Rubana takes office as first female president of  BGMEA Rubana takes office as first female president of BGMEA

Outgoing President Md Siddiqur Rahman handed over the charge to Rubana at a ceremony at the new office of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association


‘Summit LNG’ arrives ahead of schedule ‘Summit LNG’ arrives ahead of schedule

Summit LNG Terminal Co Ltd (SLNG) is a subsidiary of Summit Power International (SPI) and is a company of Summit – Mitsubishi consortium


Malaysia to revive 2nd major China-linked project Malaysia to revive 2nd major China-linked project

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is traveling to China next week to attend the second Belt and Road forum, said the Cabinet agreed to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia project


US envoy holds talks with stakeholders in Ctg to promote trade US envoy holds talks with stakeholders in Ctg to promote trade

They discussed the important role US private business investment could play in port upgrades and other construction projects


Seminar on business potentials of Bangladesh held in Japan Seminar on business potentials of Bangladesh held in Japan

The event ended with the question-answer and business networking session


Alibaba head’s remarks spark debate over China working hours Alibaba head’s remarks spark debate over China working hours

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work 12-hour days, six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a public debate over work-life balance in the country


National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen


ConocoPhillips sells off UK North Sea assets for £2bn Oil giant exits UK North Sea with £2bn deal

The sale will boost Chrysaor's production by about 72,000 barrels a day to 177,000 - making it one of the UK's biggest operators


Facebook and the art of the news dump Facebook and the art of the news dump

After more than a year of seemingly endless scandals for the social network, its communications team appears to have settled on some favorite techniques to minimize the damage of these types of announcements


Amazon will no longer sell Chinese goods in China Amazon will no longer sell Chinese goods in China

It will close its marketplace in China in the coming months, meaning Amazon customers in the country will no longer be able to buy goods from Chinese merchants


2nd Bangladesh Fashionology Summit begins on May 2 at ICCB 2nd Bangladesh Fashionology Summit begins on May 2

The theme of the 2nd edition of Bangladesh Fashionology Summit is ‘Digitalisation - the Next Destination’. So, the event is aligned with the government goals of ‘Digital Bangladesh Vision’


Bangladesh is important market in Asia: ICCB president "Bangladesh is important market in Asia"

Time has come to identify the exposure of banks on international bank guarantees; and it seems crucial now to formulate guideline for such guarantees


International trade, tourism fest begins in Yangzhou Int'l trade, tourism fest begins in Yangzhou

A huge number of delegations from 500 global companies and 100 top domestic enterprises and industries attended the opening ceremony

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