Monday, September 21, 2015



Card-based e-commerce transactions doubled whereas financial transactions through the Point of Sales (POS) dropped in the first nine months

Easy loans help rapid rise of women entrepreneurs

Anjum Ara Merin was struggling to survive when she started her small and home-based doll making venture in 1995

Green investment on the rise

Investment in green initiatives has seen a significant rise in the past few years as the country's banks and

Indian rice export boosts on Dhaka's demand

Indian rice exporters see a pick-up in demand for the Indian cereal from Bangladesh as the recent floods in

Stocks maintain upward trend

Stocks maintained an upward trend on both bourses as trading resumed Wednesday after five days of Eid vacation. Share

'SMEs vital to take country forward'

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, has said cottage industries can be a vital means to eradicating

PM asks to begin works of ten economic zones

The government has a plan to kick off development work of ten Economic Zones during the next fiscal 2017-2018

Investments in poor children save more lives: UNICEF

Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money, saving

Bangladesh retains duty waiver from UK

The British government has promised to maintain the existing duty-free access for ‘everything but arms’ for

Farm loan crosses annual target in last 11 months

The annual target of farm loan disbursement by the country's banks has crossed its target in 11 months (July-May)

170 acres land allocated for developing Shreehatta EZ

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) signed, on Thursday, a land lease agreement, at Surma Hall of Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Prayer accessories' sales on rise in city markets

Sales of prayer accessories are rising as Eid shoppers have now turned to buy those in  celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, the

Earnings from transport services up

Export Promotion Bureau data showed that the country's earnings from the transport services increased marginally during the first 10

Export to Belgium slumps by 8.0 per cent

The country's export to Belgium slumped by 8.0 per cent in the 11 months of the current fiscal year

Food import cost likely to increase by 13pc in current year

The latest Food Outlook of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations statistics report that the

Intra-regional trade among BIMSTEC countries drops

The intra-regional trade of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Trade and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) dropped slightly in

Fatema sets example as successful fish cultivator

Fatema Begum of Amtali upazila in Barguna district stands as an example of where a person with strong determination

Govt assures safe investment in fast-track projects

The present government has assured of necessary security for both domestic and overseas investment in the fast-track projects in

WB providing $47.50 m loan to Chittagong WASA

The World Bank has approved $47.50 million to improve water, sanitation, and drainage infrastructure in Chittagong,

Power sector needs $24.73 billion investment

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid has urged the country's banks and financial institutions to invest in

Stock markets close week with upward trend

Stock market finished the week on Thursday upward through maintaining a steady rise for the fourth consecutive session.  There

LG offers 18 installment facilities during Eid

Global brand LG Electronics is offering 18 installment facilities for buying their products on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to

Prices of shoe higher this yr

The retail price of shoe on the eve of the Eid festival has increased tremendously this year for which

Edotco to acquire tower company in Pakistan

Edotco Group Sdn Bhd ("edotco") through, edotco Pakistan (Private) Limited, has signed an agreement with Tower Share (Private) Limited

Dutch envoy for strengthening business ties with Bangladesh

Dutch Ambassador Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere has assured business leaders here of the best support in deepening business ties between

Banks face huge rush ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr

As the general banking closed today before the five-day Eid-ul-Fitr vacation beginning tomorrow, commercial banks witnessed a huge rush

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