Miscellany

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    Fights, disturbances shut down malls across US

    Reuters . Milwaukee/ Washington, DC | Updated at 11:41pm on December 27, 2016

    Fights, disturbances and false reports of gunfire caused chaotic scenes and shut down several malls across the United States on Monday during the typically busy...

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    Global industry reels as cash ban hits India diamond hub

    Reuters . Surat, India/ Toronto | Updated at 11:37pm on December 27, 2016

    The global diamond industry is facing disruption that could stretch through the first few months of next year, including Valentine’s Day in February, as a...

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    NBR to ‘get tough’ to realise Tk 32,876cr from four gas cos, BPC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:25pm on December 27, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue on Tuesday asked its two field offices to take ‘final steps’ to realise Tk 32,876 crore in outstanding revenues from...

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    India eyes housing assets in drive against graft

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:52am on December 27, 2016

    Prime minister Narendra Modi has quietly plugged a tax loophole used by the wealthy to buy real estate in someone else’s name as part of...

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    Trump team pondering up to 10pc tariffs on all US imports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:56pm on December 25, 2016

    The transition team of the US president-elect Donald Trump has suggested for imposing a blanket 5-10 per cent tariff on imports of all products for...

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    Govt-ADB to ink $167m loan deal for gas sector

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 09:54pm on December 25, 2016

    The government will sign with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) $167 million loan agreement for financing a project to improve infrastructure and operational efficiency of...

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    BIDA takes up 5-year plan to improve doing business climate

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 09:30pm on December 25, 2016

    The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority has set a five-year plan to improve the environment of doing business and make it easier for investors, officials have...

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    Mercantile Bank chairman, NRBC collude in huge loan, share scams

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 09:30pm on December 25, 2016

    Mercantile Bank chairman Shahidul Ahsan and NRB Commercial Bank colluded in huge irregularities like loan scam and illegal shareholding in ‘fake names’, according to a...

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    China fines GM unit $29m for ‘price-fixing’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:49pm on December 24, 2016

    Beijing has fined the Chinese unit of General Motors nearly $29 million for ‘infringing on the rights of consumers and its competitors’ via price-fixing, Shanghai...

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    Adeeb becomes ICAB president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on December 24, 2016

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh has elected Adeeb Hossain Khan as president of the institute for the year 2017. Moddassar Ahmed Siddique, Mostafa...

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