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    Anwar becomes BCI president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    Former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Associaiton Anwar-Ul Alam Chowdhury has been elected as the new president of Bangladesh Chamber of Industires....

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    GAPEXPO begins Thursday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    The 10th edition of garment accessories and packaging exposition (GAPEXPO) is going to start on Thursday in the city to create a bridge between manufacturers and buyers....

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    Fintech firms want to shake up banking that worries US Fed

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    The US Federal Reserve is wary of giving ‘fintech’ firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc or Kabbage Inc. access to the country’s financial infrastructure, putting the central bank at odds with other regulators looking to bring them into the fold....

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    China’s exports shrink most in 2yrs

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy in 2019 and deteriorating global demand....

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    India’s wholesale inflation inches down in Dec

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    India’s wholesale inflation eased to an eight-month low in December, strengthening views among some economists the central bank could ease its monetary policy stance next month as the country faces a slowdown in manufacturing....

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    BEZA wants duty-free luxury car import facility for EZ investors

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority has requested National Board of Revenue to allow investors at economic zones in the country to import luxury car under the existing duty-free facility....

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    Govt decides to triple the number of NRB CIPs

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    The Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry has decided to increase the number of non-resident Bangladeshis Commercially Important Person status in 2019....

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    DSE seeks Tk 1.37cr from UK’s business fund for poor

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    Dhaka Stock Exchange, the country’s premier bourse, has sought grants from Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh, a programme funded by British government, to launch a small capital board at the bourse....

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    Govt’s NSC sale reaches 83pc of annual target in five months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    The government in just five months (July-November) collected Tk 21,661.93 crore from the sales of national savings certificates, which is 82.69 per cent of its target of collection for the entire fiscal year (2018-2019)....

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    ADB provides $200m loan to upgrade rural road network

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    The Asian Development Bank and the government of Bangladesh on Sunday signed agreements for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh....

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