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Outgoing CPA Chairman Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal Dhaka Tribune Criticism has also been hurled at the ports in South Africa and Morocco that are being visited. Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Chairman Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal on Sunday embarked on an overseas tour for gaining experience on port operations. It is entirely normal behaviour from […]

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Auto-activation of unnecessary value added services, poor network coverage and excessive call drop of mobile phone services drew 3,522 complaints against mobile phone operators to the telecom regulator in 2017, with the highest number of complaints lodged against Grameenphone. Of the complaints received by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, 56 per cent of total complaints […]

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A file photo shows a man with a pile of jeans climbing up a staircase at a readymade garment factory in Dhaka. World Bank has retained economic growth projection for Bangladesh at 6.4 per cent for the current fiscal year 2017-2018, much lower than the government’s target, forecasting some risks including slippages relating to upcoming […]

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Operating profits of most of the scheduled banks increased significantly in the just-concluded year of 2017 amid rampant credit disbursements by the banks, said senior bank officials. Out of 28 banks, data of which were available till Sunday, operating profits of 27 banks rose in the year. Relatively calm political situation, moderate rise in export […]

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‘Our textiles industry will stand on its feet again now that we have taken the initiative to revive the mills under PPP’ The government has decided to restart 13 textiles mills that were shutdown 25 years ago due to huge losses and run them under a public-private partnership (PP) initiative, according to an official of […]

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The jewellers in Bangladesh have lowered the prices of gold by up to Tk 1,283 per Bhori (11.664 grams). In the announcement on the cut in prices on Monday, the Bangladesh Jewellers Samity or Bajus also demanded an end to ‘harassment of the jewellers’. They sought quick passage and implementation of the guidelines on trading […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday invited applications from eligible entities for awarding 4G licences and published schedule for auction of three bands of spectrum, seeking bids from eligible firms. The moves of the telecom regulator came following a decision made by the commission at a special meeting held in its office on Monday, a […]

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A sudden decision by Titas Gas to stop supplying CNG refuelling stations for maintenance of a gas field has created transport chaos in many parts of Bangladesh including the capital Dhaka. The decision to stop the supply from Tuesday midnight for 24 hours was revealed only a few hours beforehand. The CNG stations in Dhaka […]

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The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on Saturday said that there would be no need to extend the tenure of EU retailers’ group the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh beyond 2018 as the ongoing remediation work under the supervision of the platform at the readymade garment factories in the country would […]

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Oil giant Chevron has announced it will be selling its Bangladesh operations. In a statement issued on Monday, Chevron said it had ‘entered into an agreement’ to sell its wholly owned subsidiaries in Bangladesh to Chinese company Himalaya Energy Co Ltd. “Closing of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions,” it […]

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Sweden Heads The Best Countries For Business For 2017 while Banagladesh 117th Kurt Badenhausen ,  FORBES STAFF I cover sports business with rare dip in education & local economies Donald Trump swept into office last month behind a groundswell of support from Americans captivated by his promises to “take America back” and “make America great again.” […]

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The National Board of Revenue has granted permission to Bangladesh Bank for duty-free import of $10 million dollar in cash through Standard Chartered Bank. The NBR in a letter, which the BB received on Thursday, allowed the central bank to import the dollars in two instalments — $ 5 million each — without any taxes […]

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