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    Prices of onion, ginger, broiler increase in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:14pm on October 13, 2017

    The prices of broiler, onion and ginger went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that the prices of onion increased due mainly to a price hike of the item in India from where Bangladesh imports the spice most...

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    Stocks fall for 2nd day on banks’ exposure adjustment fear

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:07pm on October 12, 2017

    Dhaka stocks declined for the second trading session on Thursday as investors continued with selling spree in an apprehension that a possible adjustment by a number of banks to their over-investment in stocks might result in further volatility in market...

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    Bangladesh could realise $1.5b in annual benefits relying more on digital payments: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:03pm on October 12, 2017

    Visa, the global leader in digital payments technology, on Thursday claimed that Bangladesh could realise $1.5 billion in annual net benefits by relying more on digital payments such as cards and mobile payments...

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    Online VAT returns submission likely from November

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:02pm on October 12, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is likely to launch online VAT returns submission facility for businesses from the next month as part of automation of its value-added tax system...

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    Accord to meet govt, BGMEA to discuss extension

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:01pm on October 12, 2017

    The steering committee members of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh are due in Bangladesh next week to discuss the extension of the platform of European buyers and retailers with the government, readymade garment sector leaders and labour rights groups...

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    72pc of bankers think number of banks should be cut: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:33pm on October 12, 2017

    Seventy-two per cent of the bankers think that the number of banks operating in the country should be reduced amid influential quarters’ lobbying for new banks at the fag end of the tenure of the current Awami League-led government, reveals a Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management research report...

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    Dhaka stocks decline

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:58pm on October 11, 2017

    Dhaka stocks dropped on Wednesday amid a fall in the share prices of two-thirds of the traded scrips as investors went for selling shares fearing that the market would fall further as a number of banks would have to adjust their capital market overexposures following a Bangladesh Bank move...

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    3-day Housing Finance Fair begins Oct 19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:57pm on October 11, 2017

    The Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation in association with the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh will organise a three-day ‘Housing Finance Fair’ with the aim of vitalising the sector that has remained sluggish for long...

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    Bangladesh’s institutional strength to event risk very low: Moody’s

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:55pm on October 11, 2017

    Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said that the institutional strength and susceptibility to event risk of Bangladesh is very low (VL+)...

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    BTRC puts sanction on 10 ICXs over revenue non-payment

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 09:53pm on October 11, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has imposed sanction over ten Interconnection Exchange (ICX) operators due to non-payment of government’s revenue within the deadline...