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    FB open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    Facebook Inc, facing growing scepticism about its digital currency project Libra, on Sunday said the initiative could use cryptocurrencies based on national currencies such as...

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    C’wealth finance ministers for taxing digital commerce to tackle debt

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    Commonwealth finance ministers have recognised the potential of technology to improve debt transparency while urging closer collaboration to resolve tax challenges arising from growing digital...

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    Stocks drop again as market turmoil drags on

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped again on Monday as the regulators failed to take proper decisions to revive the country’s ailing stock market and the investors’ confidence...

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    GP profit drops for 2 quarters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    The net profit of country’s leading telecom operator Grameenphone dropped for the second consecutive quarter in the July-September period in the current year as the...

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    Realising audit claim from GP: AD to hear plea against HC injunction Thursday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    The Appellate Division’s full bench will hear on Thursday the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s appeal challenging the High Court’s injunction for two months on realisation...

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    Govt again moves to resolve audit dispute with GP, Robi thru talks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    The government on Monday again instructed the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to resolve the issue regarding its audit claims to two telecom operators through discussion...

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    Q1 exports drop in major markets, grow slightly in US

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    Country’s export earnings from most of the major markets including Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Australia and Canada declined in the first quarter (July-September) of the current...

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    Source tax on exports cut to 0.25pc for all sectors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    The government on Monday slashed the source tax on export proceeds for all sectors, including readymade garment, to 0.25 per cent from 1 per cent...

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    Fallout from Trump’s trade wars felt by economies around world

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:11am on October 21, 2019

    The collateral damage of the United States’ trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan. Central bank governors and finance ministers traded...

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    Boeing wants it to fly, but travellers fear the 737 MAX

    Agence France-Presse . New York, United States | Updated at 01:08am on October 21, 2019

    On September 12, Boeing started putting out 30-second videos in which employees tout its planes’ safety, hoping to reassure travellers about the 737 MAX that has been grounded worldwide since...

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