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    Prices of garlic go up in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    The prices of garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a price hike of the item on the wholesale markets, traders said...

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    Poverty rate to come down to 10pc in next 5yrs: Muhith

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Sylhet | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Friday said if the present government continues in the office for the next five years, Bangladesh’s poverty rate would come down to 10 per cent....

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    ZnZ focuses on value-added products in fabric show

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Leading fabric producer Zaber & Zubair Fabrics Ltd (ZnZ), a concern of Noman Group, is holding a weeklong fabric show in Dhaka with the aim of showcasing the expertise of the entity and the country in manufacturing value-added products....

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    Selim sees huge potential in furniture sector

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Furniture sector in Bangladesh has a huge potential to grow in global market as China, the major manufacturers in the sector, is moving towards high-tech due to increased labour cost, says Selim H Rahman, president of Bangladesh Furniture Industries Owners Association....

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    Clash over Trump tariffs heats up with barrage of WTO litigation

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Disputes over US tariffs and retaliatory moves by other states have sparked 12 requests for adjudication at the World Trade Organization, signalling an escalation in global trade tensions...

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    EU to sign trade deal with S’pore, avoid criticising China

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    The European Union was set to sign a trade deal with Singapore on Friday after talks with Asian leaders keen to push back against US protectionism, but efforts to encourage China to drop state subsidies ran into resistance from Beijing....

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    Investors of EZs to get 124 types of services in 1-45 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    The government has framed a set of rules for providing 124 types of services to investors at the economic zones within 1-45 days through one-stop service (OSS) centre...

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    BB modifies provisioning against bank guarantee

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Thursday slightly tightened the banks’ requirement of keeping general provision against guarantees on which counter-guarantees were issued by multilateral development banks or international banks....

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