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Rooppur power plant issues should be transparent Published: 00:05, Apr 28,2018 | Updated: 23:47, Apr 27,2018   THE government is going ahead with the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, scheduled for a 2023 commissioning, but what makes people worried is that the government is not making public details of the project and its […]

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WELCOME TO WUHAN “See China as an opportunity, not a threat,” says one of Modi’s top economists Frenemies? (Reuters/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool) Devjyot Ghoshal April 27, 2018 Quartz India Prime minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Wuhan for a summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping has been preceded by much VIP air traffic between Beijing and New Delhi. Since […]

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EU ambassadors to Beijing warn that China’s Silk Road project flouts international transparency norms and is aimed at furthering Chinese interests. The paper reflects Beijing’s strategy to divide the bloc. By Dana Heide Till Hoppe Stephan Scheuer Klaus Stratmann Published on April 17, 2018  No compromises. Source: DPA Twenty-seven of the 28 national EU ambassadors […]

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What are the Chinese offering DSE as strategic partner? Niaz Mahmud Published at 11:12 PM April 25, 2018 The front side of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, country’s premier bourseMehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune DSE Board holds an EGM on April 30 to get shareholders’ consent regarding the offer. A board meeting of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) […]

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  PreviousNext A floating storage and regasification unit or FSRU has carried 133,000 cubic metres of liquefied natural gas or LNG from Qatar to Bangladesh in the first shipment as per a deal. The Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury told bdnews24.com the FSRU anchored near Moheshkhali Floating LNG, Bangladesh’s first LNG import […]

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US firm to get 3,000MW project sans bidding Manjurul Ahsan | Published: 00:05, Apr 19,2018  New Age The government is set to finalise a memorandum of understanding today to form a joint venture between the state-run Power Development Board and US firm General Electric to build and operate a 3,000MW power plant without any tender. […]

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  A file photo shows the NBR headquarters in Dhaka. The large taxpayers unit for value-added tax of the NBR has sought directives from the board on implementation of a budgetary measure through issuing a demand notice to British American Tobacco Bangladesh for realising supplementary duty and vat worth Tk 1,618 crore. —New Age photo […]

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  Large Taxpayers Unit (income tax) commissioner Apurba Kanti Das receives a checque for Tk 3.10 crore against outstanding income tax from Bank Asia chief financial officer Mohammad Ibrahim Khalil at a programme arranged by NBR to celebrate the traditional halkhata on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh at LTU office in Dhaka. — New Age […]

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Bangladesh’s import payments grew 26.22 per cent or $7.44 billion in the first eight months of the fiscal year 2017-2018 against that of the same period in the previous fiscal year. Total import (freight on board) during the July-February of fiscal year 2018 increased to $35.82 billion while the figure was $28.379 billion in July-February […]

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Insufficient infustructure at Chittagong port is causing vessel congestion and increasing the cost of doing business MD MANIK This is the second part of a series exploring the potential and the current limitations of Chittagong port. Three years ago, Bangladesh’s prime seaport Chittagong only saw vessel congestion during the period of budget announcement and Ramadan, but […]

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CPA Member for Administration and Planning Md ZafarCourtesy In an exclusive interview with Dhaka Tribune’s Shariful Islam at the CPA headquarters in Chittagong, CPA Member for Administration and Planning Md Zafar talks about how the CPA can tackle the issue by shifting container unloading outside the port area.   The country’s prime seaport in Chittagong has been operating without […]

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The World Bank country lead economist Zahid Hussain speaks while country director Qimiao Fan looks on at a press conference on releasing its latest Bangladesh Development Update at the WB office in Dhaka on Monday.— New Age photo The World Bank on Monday expressed doubt and raised questions over the government’s estimated economic growth at […]

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