Miscellany

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    Amazon bans sales of foreign seeds in US after mystery packets

    | Updated at 11:25pm on September 06, 2020

    Amazon has banned sales of imported seeds in the United States after thousands of Americans said they had received packets of seeds they had not...

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    Policymakers, businesses for developing value chain, adopting tech to attract FDI in agri sector

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:25pm on September 06, 2020

    Policymakers and businesses on Sunday stressed the need for adopting technology and developing efficient value chain in agriculture and agro-processing sectors to attract foreign direct...

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    US unemployment rate drops to 8.4pc but recovery slows

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:04pm on September 05, 2020

    The US economy added 1.4 million jobs in August and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 per cent as the country emerged from pandemic lockdowns,...

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    Initiatives promised for pandemic-hit young entrepreneurs

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:50pm on September 05, 2020

    State ministers of two ministries have promised to launch initiatives for young entrepreneurs and employees who fear losing their sources of earning as the coronavirus...

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    UK brand Debenhams accused of cheating

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:20pm on September 05, 2020

    Bangladesh office employees of UK-based fashion retailer Debenhams on Saturday accused the company of ‘fancy cheating’ and demanded payment of outstanding salaries and benefits of...

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    India, Australia recessions add to global economic virus woes

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:49pm on September 04, 2020

    Australia has fallen into recession for the first time in three decades and Brazil’s economy shrank by almost 10 per cent because of the coronavirus,...

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    Pandemic pushes 47m more female population into poverty: Study

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:26pm on September 03, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty, according to...

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    Clarification

    | Updated at 10:47pm on September 02, 2020

    EGeneration Limited has sent clarifications to a report titled ‘DSE finds flaws in EGeneration’s IPO prospectus’ published in Page 10 of the September 1 issue...

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    1.52pc of ADP executed in July

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:32pm on September 02, 2020

    Implementation of the annual development programme has started at a snail’s pace as only 1.52 per cent of the total outlay was implemented in July,...

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    DoJ dissatisfied with spinners’ assoc over setting jute price

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:15pm on September 02, 2020

    The Department of Jute is dissatisfied with the setting of the maximum price of jute by the Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association. The trade body on...

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