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    Stocks fall after three-week gain amid pre-Eid dull trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:04pm on June 17, 2017

    Dhaka stocks returned to losing streak last week after gains in the previous three weeks as investors preferred profit booking sell-offs ahead of Eid and June closing amid cautiousness....

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    BB disburses Tk 5,831.39cr thru 7 refinance schemes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:03pm on June 17, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has disbursed loans amounting to Tk 5,831.39 crore as of April 30 from its seven refinance schemes for the country’s disadvantaged entrepreneurs, which has played an important role in raising the capacity of small and medium enterprises...

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    Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:01pm on June 17, 2017

    The EU’s powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the Internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday...

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    BSEC lowers bourses’ stake in proposed settlement company

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 09:59pm on June 17, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has finalised the central counterparty rules, lowering stock exchanges’ stake to 65 per cent from 70 per cent in the proposed clearing and settlement company....

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    $300m loan deal for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar railway June 21

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 09:56pm on June 17, 2017

    The government is set to sign two separate loan agreements on June 21 for construction of Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Railway Line...

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    REHAB seeks cut in new VAT rate

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:50pm on June 17, 2017

    Leaders of the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh on Saturday urged the government to consider reducing the rate of value-added tax stipulated in the new VAT Act, saying that uniform 15 per cent VAT rate would largely affect the housing sector...

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    RMG owners fail to keep pledge over festival allowance payment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:25pm on June 17, 2017

    Country’s readymade garment factory owners have failed to keep their pledge to pay festival allowances to their workers by Ramadan 20 that fell on June 16....

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    PM invites Swedish businesspeople to partner with B’desh in investment

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Stockholm, Sweden | Updated at 11:30pm on June 16, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday invited the leaders of Swedish business and industry to partner with Bangladesh in investment and trade for a shared prosperity and bringing a change in the lives of millions in both countries...

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    Price of broiler goes up in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on June 16, 2017

    The price of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that price of the item increased as good number of consumers diverted their choice to broiler as beef and mutton became dearer in recent time...

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    CSE asked to examine fraud allegations against broker

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on June 16, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has asked Chittagong Stock Exchange to investigate a number of investors’ allegations of fund embezzlement by Western Securities Investment Management Limited...