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    Car sales drop for 2nd year on economic downturn, ridesharing services

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 09:58pm on January 19, 2020

    Car sales have dropped for the second consecutive year in 2019 due to continued slump in demand amid slowing economic activities, according to government data. Besides, an increase in ownership costs and nagging traffic...

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    Bangladesh Bank assures BMBA of stock market-friendly policies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:01pm on January 19, 2020

    Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Sunday assured a delegation of the Bangladesh Merchant Bankers’ Association of capital market supporting policies with a view to addressing the...

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    Eight entities win 1st HSBC business excellence awards

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:03pm on January 19, 2020

    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Bangladesh has recognised the contributions of eight business entities to the country’s economic growth by awarding them the 1st HSBC business...

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    New ADB president takes office

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:05pm on January 19, 2020

    Masatsugu Asakawa assumed office as the 10th president of the Asian Development Bank on Friday, said a press release. Asakawa succeeds Takehiko Nakao, who stepped down..

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    Tourism master plan formulation begins

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:12pm on January 19, 2020

    The government on Sunday formally launched the formulation of the much-awaited ‘Tourism Master Plan’ for the next 20 years, aspiring to turn the travel and leisure sector into the third largest economic engine...

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    UK looks to offshore wind for green energy transition

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:20pm on January 19, 2020

    Britain, a global leader in offshore wind energy, plans to make the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality in the coming decades. The country aims to quadruple its offshore electricity production...

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    Huawei named best pavilion at Digital Bangladesh Fair

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:22pm on January 19, 2020

    Huawei received the best pavilion award at the Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020, arranged for the first time in the country, said a press release. The award was given to Huawei for its contributions to the success of...

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    Brexit’s new chapter: the ‘impossible’ trade deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:24pm on January 19, 2020

    With just two weeks to go before Brexit, European diplomats are preparing for the next phase: intense negotiations to hammer out a future with Britain after its EU divorce. Brussels is braced for new rounds of Brexit battles, aware that...