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    Gold demand shrinks in 2020

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:30pm on January 28, 2021

    Gold demand shrank 14 per cent last year as the coronavirus pandemic sparked record falls in jewellery purchases and as strong investor interest sent prices...

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    Toyota overtakes Volkswagen

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:29pm on January 28, 2021

    Japan’s Toyota reclaimed the title of world’s top-selling automaker in 2020, according to data released by the firm on Thursday, pushing Volkswagen into second place...

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    Global stocks extend losses

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:27pm on January 28, 2021

    Global stocks fell further on Thursday as investors tracked surging coronavirus infections, vaccine worries, a stuttering economic recovery, and the plight of troubled US retailer...

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    Infinix launches budget phone Smart 5

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:26pm on January 28, 2021

    Hong Kong-based smartphone maker Infinix has launched a new budget handset, ‘Smart 5’, said a press release. The new Smart 5 comes in two versions...

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    BSEC reforms BD Welding’s board

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:25pm on January 28, 2021

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday restructured the board of Bangladesh Welding Electrodes Limited by appointing two independent directors to the board of...

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    Stocks gain for 2nd day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on January 28, 2021

    Dhaka stocks gained slightly for the second day on Thursday as some investors went for buying shares, especially those of large capitalised companies while many...

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    NBR rejects plea to exempt VAT on LNG import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:22pm on January 28, 2021

    The National Board of Revenue has rejected a power, energy and mineral resources ministry’s request to exempt Petrobangla from paying value-added tax on import of...

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    Import payments grow for 2nd month in Dec

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:21pm on January 28, 2021

    The country’s import payments, a major indicator of a nation’s economic state, has increased for the second consecutive month in December as coronavirus infections in...

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    DBL Ceramics open outlet in Rangpur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:26pm on January 28, 2021

    DBL Ceramics recently opened a showroom at Kotowali of Gomostapara in Rangpur, said a press release issued on Thursday. The showroom was inaugurated by general...

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    GP posts record Tk 3,672cr net profits in 2020

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:48pm on January 28, 2021

    Leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone posted a record Tk 3,671.71 crore net profit in 2020 despite suffering a 2.82-per cent revenue fall in the year...