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    Brexit not to hamper B’desh-UK trade relations: Rushanara

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:43pm on December 20, 2016

    The British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Bangladesh Rushanara Ali, MP on Tuesday assured the businessmen of Bangladesh the Brexit would not hamper the trade relations between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom...

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    NBR to arrange model VAT fair in Sylhet division in Jan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:42pm on December 20, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue will organise a model VAT (value-added tax) fair in the Sylhet division in January to increase awareness among businesses and citizens about the tax...

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    DBA seeks another 3yrs to complete provisioning

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:40pm on December 20, 2016

    The DSE Brokers Association of Bangladesh on Tuesday proposed that the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission allow stockbrokers another three years to complete provisioning against the unrealised losses in dealer accounts of the stockbrokers...

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    Planning minister downplays UNCTAD’s apprehension

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:37pm on December 20, 2016

    Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday downplayed the apprehension of a United Nations agency about Bangladesh’s export slump after graduation from the LDC category and said that the country’s export would rise on its better economic performance...

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    RMG owners close 55 units at Ashulia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:35pm on December 20, 2016

    Apparel factory owners on Tuesday announced closure of 55 factories in Ashulia industrial belt on the outskirts of the capital for an indefinite period amid work abstention by the workers at the garment units demanding a pay hike...

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    Robi asked to submit merger completion report by Dec 26

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:29pm on December 20, 2016

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has asked mobile phone company Robi to submit a completion report of its merger with another operator Airtel by December 26...

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    British firm to build Dhaka-Payra rail line

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 06:06pm on December 20, 2016

    British company DP Rail today signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangladesh Railway to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the...

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    Dhaka stocks inch up despite profit taking

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:19am on December 20, 2016

    Dhaka stocks inched up on Monday, extending the rising trend to fifth day, amid investors’ growing participation on the trading floor as turnover crossed Tk 1,000-crore mark for the third day in four trading session...

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    Nihad Kabir new MCCI president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:14am on December 20, 2016

    Nihad Kabir, senior partner of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed and Associates, has been elected the new president of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 2017...

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    Shortage of skilled workforce challenge to achieving $50b export target by 2021

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:12am on December 20, 2016

    Readymade garment entrepreneurs on Monday said that shortage of skilled workforce was a big challenge to achieve the target of export earnings of US$ 50 billion from the sector by 2021...