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    Incomparable $50m pink diamond smashes record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind....

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    Dhaka stocks drop on political confrontations

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Dhaka stocks dipped on Wednesday as a section of investors offloaded their holdings amid political worries following a brawl between the police and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and activities in capital Dhaka on the day....

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    More investment needed for higher growth: ICCB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh on Wednesday said that accelerated investment was a prerequisite for higher growth in the country....

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    NBR gets Tk 769cr at tax fair in 2 days amid rush

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    National Board of Revenue witnessed a huge crowd in the income tax fair venues across the country on Wednesday, the second day of the weeklong fair, with filing of tax returns and payment of tax setting records....

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    BEZA offers full-fledged one-stop services from March ’19

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) will provide the investors with full-fledged ‘One Stop Service (OSS)’ from March, 2019 by ensuring all necessary services in the economic zones from a single window....

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    BTRC body for revoking Bangla Phone’s IIG licence

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    A Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission committee has recommended that the international internet gateway (IIG) licence of Bangla Phone Limited should be revoked as the company has failed to commence operation within the stipulated time....

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    Law firm suggests filing WTO petitions against Pakistan, India

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    A government-appointed law firm has found that there is enough merit to file petitions with the dispute settlement body of World Trade Organisation against imposition of anti-dumping duty by Pakistan and India on import of hydrogen peroxide from Bangladesh....

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    Labour woes force Japan to prise open door to migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Japan | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Ageing Japan is reluctantly attempting to prise open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labour shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration....

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    Drugmaking arm of Samsung fined for $4 billion accounts breach

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    The pharmaceutical arm of giant South Korean conglomerate Samsung was fined Wednesday for alleged accounting breaches amounting to nearly $4 billion, and had dealings in its shares suspended indefinitely....

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    Trudeau hails Summit’s effort to bring LNG

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau has appreciated Summit’s effort to bring LNG, said a press release....

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