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    Number of internet users crosses 9 crore in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    The number of internet users in the country crossed 9 crore in August this year as people’s dependency on internet is on the rise. As per the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s latest data released on Thursday, the number of internet users in the country increased by 18.14 lakh to 9.05 crore on August 31 this year from 8.87 crore a month ago....

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    NBR to give shops 10,000 EFDs for free

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has decided to distribute 10,000 electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) free of cost among shops and retail business entities for which use of the devices is mandatory, officials said....

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    Experts suggest environmental taxes on polluters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:05pm on September 20, 2018

    Economists and experts on Thursday suggested that the government should impose environmental taxes on polluters to encourage green growth as well as sustainable development of the country....

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    World stocks bat aside trade war fears, rally for second day

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Global equities rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday while safe-haven assets such as US bonds and the Japanese yen slipped to multi-week lows as investors bet the escalating US-China trade spat would inflict less damage than feared....

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    Urmee becomes human resources head of SCB

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh has recently appointed Khairun Nahar Haque Urmee as country head of human resources, said a press release....

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    Nilufer becomes Midland Bank chair, Kashem vice-chair

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Nilufer Zafarullah was elected as the chairman and Abul Kashem the vice chairman of Midland Bank at the 76th board of directors’ meeting of the bank held on September 13, said a press release....

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    EU unveils Asia infrastructure plan, denies rivalry with China

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    The European commission proposed on Wednesday a foreign policy plan to improve transport, energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia but denied seeking to counter China’s ambitions that have raised suspicion in Western capitals....

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    China says won’t weaken currency to boost exports, as US tariffs mount

    Reuters . Tianjin | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    China will not stoop to competitive devaluation of its currency, premier Li Keqiang stressed, hours after China hit back, with a softer punch than the one landed by the United States, in an escalating tariff war between the world’s largest economies....

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    Global tech firms gear up to fight India’s planned data law

    Reuters . New Delhi/Mumbai | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    Global tech companies plan to oppose new legislation in India that would require Facebook, PayPal and others to store user data in the country, arguing it will hurt investment and the business models of foreign and domestic firms....

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    Amazon’s use of merchant data under EU microscope

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    EU regulators are quizzing merchants and others on US online retailer Amazon’s use of their data to discover whether there is a need for action, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday....

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