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H&M plans to end exploitation in garment factories by 2018

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said on Tuesday it planned to have elected committees and proper pay structures for workers in its …

China signs $1.77b Abu Dhabi deal

The China National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday secured an eight-percent share in an onshore oil …

Lack of skilled professionals challenge for pharma export

Health minister Mohammad Nasim, Beximco Group vice-chairman Salman F Rahman, Square Pharmaceuticals managing director Tapan Chowdhury, Drug Administration…

Low tax paying firms under strict NBR radar

Low tax paying business firms will be monitored strictly from now on after a decision taken by the…

Call for joint investment to reduce India-BD trade gap

Indian business delegation emphasised joint investments to narrow trade gap between Bangladesh and India which  reached around $5bn…

BTRC cancels licences of 157 call centres

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has cancelled licences (registration certificates) of 157 call centres as the firms failed to renew their licences in accordance with telecom rules. BTRC licensing department…

Can Bangladesh become an economic powerhouse?

According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Bangladesh has the potential to become the world’s 23rd largest economy…

Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

The new ambulance can accommodate three people. It has a maximum speed of 15-20 km…

Bangladesh seeks US support to accelerate economic growth

Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin has sought Washington’s support for “accelerating” its economic…

Banks, NBFIs sign deal with BB to disburse JICA loans for RMG units

Bangladesh Bank on Monday signed participation agreements with 25 banks and 10 non-bank financial institutions…

Smartphone imports increase by 46pc in 2016

obile handset import through legal channel for the first time crossed three crore pieces in…

Apparel exports to US decline

Bangladesh’s apparel exports to the US, its single largest destination, declined 1.96 percent year-on-year to…

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