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    Bangladesh cos pay Tk 197cr in ad bills mainly to FB, Google in 5yrs: BB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    Bangladeshi companies paid Tk 197 crore ($2.35 crore) in digital advertisement bills to global internet giants mainly Facebook and Google in last five years through banking channel, according to Bangladesh Bank data....

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    Govt seeks traders’ help to check price

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    Commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday urged the country’s businesses to support the government in checking any abnormal rise in prices of commodities during Ramadan, the month of fasting for the Muslims....

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    Deposits in school banking accounts exceed Tk 1,500cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    Students’ deposits in their bank accounts crossed Tk 1,500 crore at the end of December 2018, according to a Bangladesh Bank report released on Wednesday....

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    Number of farmer accounts for govt subsidy increases by 6pc in 2018

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    The number of farmer accounts with scheduled banks, which were used for receiving government subsidies, increased by 5.96 per cent or 1.17 lakh in the year of 2018....

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    Dhaka stocks hit 3-month low as sell-offs resume

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    Dhaka stocks hit a three-month low on Wednesday as investors continued selling shares amid concern over liquidity shortage in the financial sector....

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    Commerce minister for easing Thai visa facility

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    Commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday urged Thailand to ease the visa process for Bangladeshi nationals....

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    China’s top businesswoman accuses private sector of bribery

    Reuters . Boao | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    China’s private companies have long enjoyed an edge over their state-owned peers, using ‘unscrupulous’ tactics such as bribery, a prominent businesswoman said, at a time when Beijing is seeking to shore up the private sector in a slowing economy....

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    China industrial profits shrink most since late 2011 as economy cools

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    China’s industrial firms posted their worst slump in profits since late 2011 in the first two months of this year, data showed on Wednesday, as increasing strains on the economy in the face of slowing demand at home and abroad took a toll on businesses....

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    India govt to crack down on sugar sales below floor price

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    The Indian government has asked regional cane commissioners to take action against sugar mills selling sugar below a government-mandated price, a letter seen by Reuters showed....

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    US trade deficit narrows sharply as exports rebound

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    The US trade deficit dropped more than expected in January likely as China boosted purchases of soybeans, leading to a rebound in exports after three straight monthly declines....

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