Miscellany

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    MCCI for govt measures for manufacturing, agri growth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:12pm on February 22, 2017

    Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday said that the government would need to adopt suitable measures to remove existing bottlenecks, including shortage of...

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    China defence industry firm buying Chevron B’desh assets

    Reuters . Beijing/Dhaka | Updated at 10:06pm on February 22, 2017

    China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the US oil major’s natural gas fields in Bangladesh that are worth...

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    Kraft Heinz backs out of Unilever bid

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:43pm on February 20, 2017

    Kraft Heinz Co’s rapid retreat from its surprise $143 billion bid for Unilever in the face of stiff resistance knocked the Anglo-Dutch company’s shares on...

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    Jan imports up 34pc on int’l oil price hike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:37pm on February 19, 2017

    The country’s import payments registered a 34.54-per cent growth in January this year against the 5.04-per cent negative growth in the corresponding month of 2016...

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    Energy, land shortage hindering textile sector investment: BTMA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:33pm on February 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Textile Mills Association president Tapan Chowdhury on Sunday said that the shortage of gas and electricity and scarcity of land were the major reasons...

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    Fahmida appointed new ED of CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on February 19, 2017

    Centre for Policy Dialogue research director Fahmida Khatun has been appointed the new executive director of the private think-tank with effect from March, said a...

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    Global trade unions’ campaign about labour repression baseless: BGMEA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on February 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on Sunday claimed that there was no labour repression in Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector and the campaign of global...

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    56 get CIP status

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:26pm on February 19, 2017

    Fifty-six businesspersons were on Sunday awarded as commercial important persons for their contribution to the country’s overall economy through setting up industries, creating employment and...

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    Kraft Heinz bids $143b for Unilever

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:06pm on February 18, 2017

    US food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion (115 billion pounds) offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global...

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    British consumers battered by Brexit inflation

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:30pm on February 17, 2017

    British shoppers unexpectedly cut back on their spending in January as last year’s Brexit vote pushed up inflation, official data showed on Friday, the strongest...

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