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    Non-tarrif barriers affect trade with India: Amu

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:01pm on October 09, 2016

    Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday said that the cost of trading between Bangladesh and India had increased due to non-tariff barriers which affected the feasibility of trade in many high products...

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    Comprehensive economic partnership with China needed to cut trade gap: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on October 09, 2016

    Economists on Sunday emphasised on a comprehensive economic partnership between Bangladesh and China aimed at achieving tariff liberalisation, technical cooperation and relaxing China’s rules of origin which would be helpful to narrow...

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    Pound slumps to Tk 94 on flash crash impact

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on October 09, 2016

    The exchange rate of the British currency pound sterling against the Bangladeshi currency taka depreciated heavily on Sunday due to a ‘flash crash’ of the British pound that sent shockwaves across global markets already hyper-sensitive to Brexit issues on Friday...

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    Trade deficit widens to $525m in Jul-Aug

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:48pm on October 09, 2016

    The country’s trade deficit slightly increased to $525 million in the first two months of this fiscal year of 2016-17 compared with that of $500 million in the same period of FY 2015-16 due to lower export earnings against higher import payments...

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    NBR to issue temporary registration numbers

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:37pm on October 09, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue has decided to develop a data-bank with issuing temporary registration numbers (TRN) to foreigners coming to Bangladesh to track the duration of their stay in the country...

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    Bangladesh-India trade likely to reach $10b: Amu

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 04:23pm on October 09, 2016

    The minister for industries, Amir Hossain Amu, on Sunday said if non-tariff barriers and infrastructure related issues are resolved the...

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    UK businesses urge govt to avoid ‘worst’ Brexit options

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:20pm on October 08, 2016

    Britain’s government needs to immediately rule out leaving the European Union without securing preferential access to the bloc’s single market, or investment will suffer, the head of a leading business organization said on Saturday...

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    Stocks rise for fourth week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on October 08, 2016

    Dhaka stocks continued to surge last week, the fourth week in a row, amid profit booking and portfolio rebalancing as injection of fresh funds into the capital market kept on due to gradual decline in interest rates on bank deposits...

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    BPC seeks NBR info on pvt cos’ fuel oil import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:15pm on October 08, 2016

    Suspecting that private-sector importers of petroleum oils and condensate illegally sell the products to filling stations, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation has sought from the National Board...

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    Digital marketing to help reach growing number of connected people: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:12pm on October 08, 2016

    Investing in digital marketing will help the companies and brands of the country to reach out the increasing number of connected population, said experts at the Digital Marketing Summit 2016 on Saturday...