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    NBR waives advance VAT on Gonoshasthaya’s 9,000 dialysis machines import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has waived advance trade VAT on import of around 9,000 dialysis and haemodialysis machines to be imported by Gonoshasthaya Kendra to facilitate treatment of poor kidney patients....

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    Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination with Japan help

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Organisers of a summit in Myanmar’s crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples....

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    GP, energy scrips keep stocks afloat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Dhaka stocks gained slightly for the second day on Wednesday as a section of investors continued buying shares of Grameenphone and energy companies while others remained on the sidelines amid a slow pace of the market....

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    Bangladesh Bank to give Karmasangsthan Bank Tk 200cr in loan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Cash-strapped Karmasangsthan Bank is going to get Tk 200 crore in assistance from Bangladesh Bank for strengthening its small loan distribution capacity to empower country’s unemployed youths....

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    BSEC okays Sea Pearl Hotel’s Tk 15cr IPO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has approved Sea Pearl Beach Resort and Spa Limited’s proposal to raise Tk 15 crore from the capital market through initial public offering....

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    US-China trade hopes extend equity surge

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    World stocks hit a four-month high on Wednesday on hopes of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, with a dovish backdrop at major central banks also helping push markets back into the black....

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    Amazon’s ‘collaborative’ robots offer peek into the future

    Agence France-Presse .New York | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars — but instead of colliding, they’re following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon....

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    In sharp U-turn, monetary policy easing back in play across Asia

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    A slowing global economy and increasing strain on businesses from a year-long Sino-US trade war are tilting central banks from Japan to Australia toward monetary easing in a remarkable 180 degree turn....

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