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    65pc of Bangladesh consumers to embrace new form of digital payments: survey

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    A survey finding on Sunday showed that 65 per cent of Bangladeshi consumers were likely to embrace newer forms of digital payments, said a press release...

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    BB eases tenure of LCs for spare parts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has decided that the letter of credit authorisation forms (LCAF) issued for the import of spare parts shall remain valid for remittances for 30 months after the month of issuance....

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    Govt to review wages for bakery, confectionary workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    The government has taken a move to review the minimum wages for the workers and employees of bakery, bread and confectionery sector. The wages for the sector were last reviewed five years ago...

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    VAT payers to get NBR honour cards

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue may offer VAT honour cards to traders filing value-added tax returns regularly and depositing VAT to the government exchequer properly....

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    TIB submits draft gold policy to govt, suggests opening up import

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    Transparency International Bangladesh has placed a draft policy on gold trade to the government suggesting reduction of import duty, full opening of import in phases and bringing all gold traders under licence for ensuring discipline, transparency and accountability in the sector....

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    Ball in NBR’s court to find wrongdoing of Bangladeshis in Paradise Papers

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:13pm on November 19, 2017

    The release of the Paradise Papers brings the number of Bangladeshi 'Officers' named in the ICIJ's database of offshore leaks,  that commenced with the Panama...

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    India wants to support Rampal airport construction

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    India on Sunday expressed its interest in building the proposed Khan Jahan Ali Airport at Rampal in Bagerhat and in modernising Saidpur airport in Nilphamari....

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    Tawfiq urges regional ties to tap seasonal diversity

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 20, 2017

    Prime minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on Sunday urged neighbouring countries to extend cooperation in electricity exchange using seasonal diversities that increase demand for power in one country while decrease the demand in other countries....

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    Stocks gain for 3rd week on large caps

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:52pm on November 18, 2017

    Dhaka stocks rallied last week, the third week in a row, with the key index hitting a fresh all-time high as investors increased their investments, especially in the large capitalised scrips including banks, Grameenphone and Square Pharmaceuticals ahead of their year closing....

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    Govt to sign $260m loan deal with ADB today

    Agence France-Presse . Dhaka | Updated at 11:50pm on November 18, 2017

    The government will sign a US$260 million agreement with the Asian Development Bank today for sustaining and increasing its investments in infrastructures, particularly financing public-private partnership projects as well as renewable energy interventions....

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