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    WTO quarterly trade growth indicator remains at 9-year low

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    The World Trade Organisation’s quarterly outlook indicator showed on Monday that global goods trade growth was likely to remain weak, with a reading of 96.3,...

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    Limit on transaction thru bank-backed MFS raised

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Bangladesh Bank on Sunday raised the limit on transaction though mobile financial services following demands from the MFS operators.In 2017, the central bank lowered the...

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    BTRC moves to partially stall NOC issuance to GP, Robi

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has taken steps to stop partially issuing no-objection certificates to Grameenphone and Robi in connection with the operators’ non-payment of audit...

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    DSEX soars as banks’ stock exposure limit hiked

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Dhaka stocks on Sunday skyrocketed following the Bangladesh Bank’s decision to increase banks’ investment limit in the capital market by excluding banks’ investments in unlisted...

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    Experts, businesses suggest tax holiday scheme continuation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Experts and entrepreneurs on Sunday suggested that the government should continue the tax holiday scheme to attract investment and promote employment generation in the country.At...

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    Saudi Arabia to tax e-cigarettes and more soft drinks

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has imposed a special tax on electronic cigarettes and sugary drinks, extending similar taxes introduced in 2017 as it seeks to reduce a...

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    Huawei will not bow to US pressure: founder

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is ready to deal with Washington’s crackdown and will reduce its reliance on US components, its founder told Japanese media.President Donald...

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    Australia voters back PM Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

    Reuters . Melbourne | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Australia’s re-elected prime minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, ‘This is coal - don’t be afraid!’ His surprise win...

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    Modi’s jobs deficit: largest J&J India plant idle 3 years after completion

    Reuters . Penjerla/New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson’s biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring...

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    Agriculture census begins June 9

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    The field-level collection of data for the Agriculture Census-2019 will begin in the country on June 9 and it will continue till June 20.During this...

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