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    GDP growth to be projected at 7.4pc: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:48pm on April 16, 2017

    Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Sunday said that the growth in gross domestic product would be projected at 7.4 per cent in the new fiscal year that will begins on July 1...

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    Govt to turn PKB as schedule bank soon: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:38pm on April 16, 2017

    The government has decided to turn the Probashi Kalyan Bank as a schedule bank soon to enhance the banking services to the country’s migrant workers...

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    Stocks pass negative week as heavyweights dip

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:00am on April 16, 2017

    Dhaka stocks declined last week after a positive week as large capitalised scrips especially bank and NBFI shares dropped as investors took a wait-and-see policy...

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    Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:59am on April 16, 2017

    Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the US National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks...

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    BSEC initiates fresh move to finalise MF rule change

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:57am on April 16, 2017

    Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has initiated a fresh move to publish the draft rules on mutual fund that were stuck up for almost one-and-a-half-year after finalising the draft....

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    PMO forms committee to assess need for guidelines

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 01:50am on April 16, 2017

    The Prime Minister’s Office has formed a committee to examine the necessity for guidelines on investment by Bangladeshi companies in foreign countries as local investors have been facing difficulty in making investment abroad in absence of such guidelines...

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    Citi announces CMA winners

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:50am on April 16, 2017

    The winners of 12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards — 12 entrepreneurs and two organisations under six categories — were announced at a programme in Dhaka on Saturday...

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    India anti-dumping duty to hurt B’desh efforts to trim trade gap

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:50am on April 16, 2017

    Economists and businesses have said the imposition of anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi export products by India would jeopardise Bangladesh’s recent initiatives to increase trade and business with its next-door neighbour and to narrow the trade gap between the two countries...

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    Stocks remain negative for 7th day as large caps suffer

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on April 13, 2017

    Dhaka stocks inched down on Thursday, extending the losing streak to consecutive seventh trading sessions, with the turnover on the bourse hitting two-month low amid decline in share prices of large capitalised scrips...

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    HSIA customs house, banks to remain open tomorrow

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:01pm on April 13, 2017

    Customs house and banks at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport will remain open tomorrow for quick delivery of goods as well as bringing dynamism in cargo handling...