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    Foundation for a strong capital market laid: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The country’s capital market is yet to be a dynamic one but the foundation for a strong market has been laid through bringing in several reforms in the aftermath of two major debacles in the market, said finance minister AMA Muhith....

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    Dhaka stocks begin week downbeat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Dhaka stocks inched down for the second day on Sunday as a section of investors continued selling shares of Grameenphone and financial companies to book some profits and some others took fresh positions on sector-specific scrips....

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    Proposed amendments to labour act devastating for workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Labour leaders on Sunday said that the proposals put forward by labour rights groups were ignored in finalising proposed amendments to the labour act....

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    Bangladesh 5th in internet, 9th in Facebook use in Asia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Bangladesh has become the fifth largest internet using country in Asia with its 8.05 crore internet users and ranked ninth in using Facebook with 2.8 crore users as of December last year, according to a recent report of Internet World Stats....

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    Bangladesh mobile users turn thrifty to avoid bill shock

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Mobile phone users have reduced volume of calls following implementation of the hiked uniform call rate in August 14 this year to avoid bill shock, a study of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission revealed....

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    Era of bank secrecy ends as Swiss start sharing account data

    Reuters . Zurich | Updated at 03:25pm on October 07, 2018

    The era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as Switzerland, the world’s biggest centre for managing offshore wealth, began...

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    A decade of US economic sluggishness may have snapped back to normal

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2018

    For a solid decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, there was good reason to think the US economy remained broken,...

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    RMG export volume growth outpaces value in EU market as price falling

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2018

    Bangladesh’s apparel export to European Union in January-July of 2018 witnessed a significant growth in terms of volume but posted a meager growth in value, according to data of European Commission’s Eurostat....

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    Stocks end 4-week bear run on bargain hunting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2018

    Dhaka stocks rebounded in the past week breaking four-week losing streak as investors went for bargaining, hunting share purchase....

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    NBR revenue receipt 20pc short of target in Jul-Aug

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2018

    Revenue collection by National Board of Revenue fell Tk 7,274 crore or 20.45 per cent short of target in the first two months of the current fiscal year 2018-2019....

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