China’s industrial output hits 17-year low

China’s industrial output hits 17-year low

The figures are the latest to highlight how the world’s second-largest economy is being battered by an escalating trade war with the United States and slowing global demand


Asian markets mixed as dealers fret over US-China trade talks Asian markets mixed as dealers fret over US-China trade talks

The negativity is being slightly offset by central banks’ shift to softer monetary policy though there are growing concerns about the outlook for the global economy


All factories paid wages, bonuses: BGMEA All factories paid wages, bonuses: BGMEA

BGMEA says it monitored 278 small and medium vulnerable factories and found all the member factories paid the workers timely


IMF contradicts Trump: China hasn't manipulated its currency China hasn't manipulated its currency: IMF

The IMF says Friday in its yearly review of China's economy that the yuan has been "broadly stable" against other currencies


Sonamasjid land port operations remain suspended for 9-day Sonamasjid land port suspended for 9-day

Assistant Customs Commissioner of the Port Billal Hossain, however, says the Sonamasjid immigration will remain open for the passport-holding passengers


Bhomra land port goes on 8-day vacation

Bhomra land port goes on 8-day vacation

The import and export will begin again from August 17 (Saturday)


Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall St rally Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall St rally

Japan had an unprecedented string of 10 holidays around the May 1 enthronement of the new emperor, igniting travel and other leisure demand


Sonahat land port goes on 9-day vacation

Sonahat land port goes on 9-day vacation

The import and export will begin again from August 18 (Sunday)


Inviting int’l bidding for gas exploration in a year: Nasrul Inviting int’l bidding for gas exploration in a year: Nasrul

Nasrul Hamid informs that the government wants to utilise modern technology for every source of energy like coal and exploration as part of its efforts to bring efficiency in the energy sector


bKash launches eKYC app for AC opening bKash launches eKYC app for AC opening

The eKYC app would allow customers to open their bKash account with instant activation only scanning NID


Bangladesh ranks 2nd in WTO export growth index Bangladesh ranks 2nd in WTO export growth index

Bangladesh has secured second position in export growth among emerging economies and first among South Asian nations in the last decade 


Japan grants first export to South Korea under new trade curbs Japan grants first export to S Korea under new trade curbs

South Korea says Japan is using trade to retaliate against its court decisions ordering Japanese companies to compensate Korean wartime forced laborers


Govt to purchase Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor through DPM Govt to purchase Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor through DPM

The government today approved a proposal to purchase a Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor for the National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre


No more line rent for BTCL connections No more line rent for BTCL connections

The government has decided to scrap line rent for subscribers of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company…


Remittance inflow increases by 21pc in July Remittance inflow increases by 21pc in July

The country received $1,318.18 million remittances during the July in 2018-19 financial year


US officially labels China a 'currency manipulator' US officially labels China a 'currency manipulator'

The announcement by the US Treasury follows a sharp fall in the value of the Chinese yuan against the dollar


Pakistani dollar bonds fall after Indian govt revokes Kashmir's special status Pakistani dollar fall after India revokes Kashmir's status

Govt triggered a new fall, with Pakistan’s 2027 issue losing 1.7 cents in the dollar to reach its lowest level in more than a month


Banks to remain open on August 9, 10

Banks to remain open on August 9, 10

A circular signed by Bangladesh Bank Deputy Manager M Sirazul Islam on Sunday, is sent to the chief executives of all scheduled banks


School banking’s tremendous success in Khulna bodes well for economy School banking’s tremendous success in Khulna bodes well for economy

Bangladesh Bank sources said that 25,756 new accounts were opened since June 2018 creating an exemplary success in the school banking sector


Ex-BB governor Atiur for youth engagement through leadership Ex-BB governor Atiur for youth engagement through leadership

Former Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman on Saturday urged the youth to step forward and volunteer as the country faces different challenges


Weak pound boosting UK tourism industry Weak pound boosting UK tourism industry

Travel data firm ForwardKeys says that summer flight bookings from long-haul markets were also 6% higher than in the same period last year


Chattogram 64th, Shanghai on top among world’s 100 busiest container ports Chattogram 64th among world’s 100 busiest container ports

The country’s premium sea port has been adjudged 64th busiest among the top 100 container ports across the world


Trump escalates trade war with more China tariffs Trump escalates trade war with more China tariffs

The duty is likely target a wide range of goods, from smartphones to clothing


BMW profits drop on higher costs, spending for new tech BMW profits drop on higher costs, spending for new tech

Luxury automaker BMW said Thursday that net profit fell 29% to 1.48 billion euros ($1.63 billion) in…


US interest rate cut fails to impress Trump US interest rate cut fails to impress Trump

Analysts cited uncertainty over how many rate cuts the market should expect


‘No shortage of salt in country’ ‘No shortage of salt in country’

Stating that the country faces no shortage of salt but is equipped with adequate stock, Secretary of Ministry of Industries M Abdul Halim ruled out any possibility of exorbitant price of salt ahead 


Majority out of tax net, says NBR chairman Majority out of tax net: NBR

To increase tax, the NBR has been carrying out survey, involving taxmen and university students, for the last several months


Samsung profits tumble as it warns of 'challenges' ahead Samsung profits tumble more than 50%

The firm also faces more possible disruption to its chip business due to a trade row between Seoul and Tokyo


Germany provides 200 mn Euro for Bangladesh dev projects Germany provides 200 mn Euro for Bangladesh dev projects

The projects under the agreements will support Bangladesh in the following areas


BGMEA assures President of paying salary, bonus ahead of Eid BGMEA assures President of paying salary, bonus ahead of Eid

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) today promised to pay garment workers’ festival allowance and salary


Easter Day attacks imperil Sri Lanka economic recovery Easter Day attacks imperil Sri Lanka economic recovery

Sri Lanka's economy already was in trouble, dogged by political crisis, its currency under pressure from a growing national deficit and rising debt. The attacks have added to those challenges


Pound sinks to 28-month low on Brexit fears Pound sinks to 28-month low on Brexit fears

The pound dropped after "the events over the weekend, where the current stance of the new government became clear"


5pc tax at source for savings certificate up to Tk 5 lakh 5pc tax at source for savings certificate up to Tk 5 lakh

However, no benefits and advantages for pensioners and fixed income population have been cut off. They will enjoy all the previous facilities


France will implement digital tax: economy minister France will implement digital tax: economy minister

France will implement its national decisions, says Le Maire 


US economic growth slows below Trump target US economic growth slows below Trump target

The data has emerged ahead of a key US Federal Reserve meeting next week when it is widely expected to cut interest rates


Eurozone prepares for interest rate cut as growth slows Eurozone prepares for rate cut as growth slows

It is also considering other measures to support the eurozone, including resuming quantitative easing


Budget for 2034 will be of a trillion dollar: Kamal Budget for 2034 will be of a trillion dollar: Kamal

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said that the national budget in Bangladesh for the year 2034 will reach around a trillion US dollar


Facebook to pay record $5bn to settle privacy concerns Facebook to pay $5bn to settle privacy concerns

The social network must also establish an independent privacy committee that Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will not have control over


BTRC to realize GP, Robi dues through legal means BTRC to realize GP, Robi dues through legal means

The telecom regulator would apply all procedures within law to realize the outstanding dues of Grameenphone and Robi detected by audit

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