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    Consumers’ body demands minimum mobile call rate at Tk 0.25

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association on Wednesday demanded that the government reduce the minimum mobile call charge to Tk 0.25 a minute as it was before the recent increase....

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    Govt moves to award more IGW licences in crowded market

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission in a surprise move on Wednesday invited applications for awarding international gateway licence/s amid political pressure at the fag end of the Awami Leage-led government’s consecutive second term....

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    Stocks gain for 2nd day as bank shares rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Dhaka stocks advanced for the second day on Wednesday as investors kept buying shares, especially financial and textile stocks after their recent losses....

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    DSE gets BSEC nod to inspect 5 non-performing cos

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s plea for visiting factories and offices of five non-performing companies....

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    Banks, traders launch first commodities blockchain platform

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Global banks and trading firms are launching the first blockchain-based platform for financing the trading of commodities from oil to wheat, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday....

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    India considers raising import duty on steel to support rupee

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    India’s steel ministry has proposed increasing the effective import duty on some steel products to 15 per cent from current rates ranging from 5 per cent to 12.5 per cent, according to two sources and a government document reviewed by Reuters, as the country looks to support the rupee....

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    Amazon’s use of merchant data under EU microscope

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    EU regulators are quizzing merchants and others on US online retailer Amazon’s use of their data to discover whether there is a need for action, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday....

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    Global tech firms gear up to fight India’s planned data law

    Reuters . New Delhi/Mumbai | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Global tech companies plan to oppose new legislation in India that would require Facebook, PayPal and others to store user data in the country, arguing it will hurt investment and the business models of foreign and domestic firms....

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