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UK economy flat-lines, hit by Brexit and global slowdown

-- December 10, 2019 22:34:29

Britain's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly seven years in October, a weak backdrop to Thursday's national election, in which both leading parties are promising to boost growth, report...

WTO extends ban on tariffs for digital trade until June

Reuters December 10, 2019 17:50:07

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) members agreed on Tuesday to renew a 20-year moratorium on placing tariffs on digital trade for six months, allaying fears that people would have to pay duties on e-...

7,780 trucks registered in Jan-Nov

FE Online Report December 10, 2019 16:59:08

The number of truck registration in the country stood at 7,780 alone in January and November 2019, according to an official data. Of the total, 5,110 trucks were registered in Dhaka during the period...

Emirates’ fourth daily service on Dhaka-Dubai route from March 29

FE Online Desk December 10, 2019 14:40:13

Emirates is now set to launch its fourth daily service between Dhaka and Dubai from March 29, 2020 instead of June 1, 2020, as announced earlier. The fourth daily will boost Emirates’ weekly ser...

EBL to open branch at Mujib Shilpa Nagar

FE Online Desk December 10, 2019 14:01:23

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) is going to open a branch at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) soon. In this regard, an agreement between the bank and Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA)...

Mercantile Bank workshop on Residual Risk Assessment

FE Online Desk December 10, 2019 13:36:29

Mercantile Bank recently organized a workshop titled “Residual Risk Assessment” at its Training Institute in Dhaka. A total of 59 Executives and Officers from concerned divisions and bran...

FBCCI, NZ biz meeting Dec 11

FE Online Desk December 10, 2019 13:30:43

A discussion meeting between FBCCI and a New Zealand business delegation will be held on December 11 in Dhaka.  FBCCI senior vice president Md Muntakim Ashraf will chair the discussion. Leading e...

A magical Christmas and new year festivity at Amari Dhaka

FE Online Desk December 10, 2019 13:30:05

Amari Dhaka is all set to celebrate the Christmas and New Year’s Eve with a host of mouth-watering specialties and special festival getaways and exciting spa gift hampers to reflect the warm and...

US, Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal

REUTERS December 10, 2019 12:04:28

Senior US and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the US Congres...

PSC with Petrobangla: Posco seeks review of commercial term

M AZIZUR RAHMAN December 10, 2019 11:25:44

South Korean oil and gas firm Posco International has sought a review of the existing 'commercial term' of its contract with Petrobangla to continue hydrocarbon exploration in deep sea block in the Ba...

Tannery relocation yet to yield benefits

FE REPORT December 10, 2019 10:52:22

The relocation of tanneries from Dhaka city to Savar has hardly yielded any benefit for the sector so far while making almost no contribution to better the environment and ensure labour rights, speake...

Payra coal-fired power plant commissioning faces delay

FE REPORT December 10, 2019 10:03:16

The partial commissioning of the Payra 1,320-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant project in Patuakhali is being delayed due to technical reasons, sources said. The delay is being caused by the non-av...

Daraz Bangladesh arranges future leadership programme

-- December 09, 2019 17:38:56

Daraz Bangladesh has arranged a case study programme, titled Daraz Future Leadership Program-2019 (DFLP), with the participation of 120 contestants from different universities of the country. The e-c...

China expects trade deal with US as soon as possible

REUTERS December 09, 2019 13:57:54

Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, before US trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China, July 30, 2019. Reuters China said on Monday that it hoped to make...

MISL, SALIHIN Sdn Bhd ink MoU

FE Online Desk December 09, 2019 13:37:38

Millennium Information Solution Limited (MISL) and SALIHIN SHARIAH ADVISORY Sdn Bhd signed an MoU to jointly promote Islamic banking software solution Ababil (Islamic Core Banking Solution), Human Res...

bKash wins best brand award

FE Online Desk December 09, 2019 13:28:11

bKash has won Bangladesh Brand Forum’s Best Brand Award 2019. The largest mobile financial service provider topped the chart of 100 most loved brands of the country this time. bKash is also aw...

NRBC Bank opens 72nd branch

FE Online Desk December 09, 2019 13:21:08

 NRB Commercial Bank Limited formally launched its 72nd branch at Dewan Tower, Nachol Bazar, Chapainawabganj on Sunday. Mr. Parvez Tamal, Chairman of NRBC Bank, inaugurated the branch as the Chi...

NCC Bank holds Dhaka regional confce

FE Online Desk December 09, 2019 13:10:21

NCC Bank arranged a periodical business conference for Senior Executives and Managers, Deputy Managers & Divisional In-Charge of Dhaka regional branches in the capital recently. Md. Nurun Newaz...

UK’s Tesco considers Asia exit

-- December 09, 2019 11:24:17

Britain’s biggest retailer, Tesco, has signaled a further retreat from its once lofty global ambitions by starting a review of its remaining Asian businesses, which could result in a sale of tho...

Address labour rights issues to avail GSP-plus benefits

FE REPORT December 09, 2019 11:10:35

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink has suggested that Bangladesh should address outstanding labour issues including freedom of association in the Export Processing Zones (EP...

Amnesty passengers may have to pay double for Biman’s KL flights

FE REPORT December 09, 2019 10:08:49

Amnesty passengers from Malaysia may require to count more than double the regular air fare for flying the special flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, a statement of Bangladesh High Commission in Ku...

RMG remediation helps large units boost profit

MONIRA MUNNI December 09, 2019 10:00:35

The country's big garment factories that adopted compliance measures prescribed by the Western retailers' platforms the Accord and the Alliance as well as the National Initiative made profit up to 10....

Envoys for facilitating more EU import to Bangladesh

BSS December 08, 2019 21:08:44

Head of missions of European Union (EU) countries in Dhaka has suggested Bangladesh to take some necessary steps, including improvement of customs tariffs and procedures, to facilitate more EU import...

Motorcycle registration climbs over 0.37m mark in 11 months

FE Online Report December 08, 2019 17:54:37

370,112 motorcycles were registered from January of this year till November across the country, according to official data. Of the total, 92,329 motorcycles got registration in Dhaka, according to Ba...

BASIS gives reception to APICTA Awards winners from Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT December 08, 2019 17:24:09

BASIS gave a grand reception to the APICTA Awards 2019 winners from Bangladesh. The reception programme took place at a city hotel on Sunday. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for ICT Division was...

Ceramic expo ends with $5.5m export order

BSS December 08, 2019 17:22:37

The three-day Ceramic Expo Bangladesh 2019 ended on Saturday fetching an export order of $5.5 million amid huge responses from visitors and buyers. Ceramic manufacturers got export orders worth $5.5...

Digital tech adds impetus to financial inclusion

FE REPORT December 08, 2019 15:38:28

Former Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman said the process of financial inclusion could be made more secure and speedy through the use of digital technologies like blockchain. Research, awarene...

EBL opens banking booth at Mirsarai

FE Online Desk December 08, 2019 14:24:36

M. Khorshed Anowar, Head of Retail and SME Banking of Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) inaugurated the second Banking Booth of the Bank at Hazi Renu Miah Master Shopping Complex at Mirsarai of Chattogram r...

City Bank ties up with Indesore Sweater

FE Online Desk December 08, 2019 13:29:33

City Bank recently signed an agreement with Indesore Sweater Ltd. for providing Employee Banking facility. The signing ceremony was held at the Indesore Sweater Ltd office in Gazipur. The agreement...

Mercantile Bank, Zenith Islami Life Ins ink deal

FE Online Desk December 08, 2019 13:19:35

Mercantile Bank Limited has recently signed an agreement with Zenith Islami Life Insurance Company Limited. The agreement was signed by Adil Raihan, Deputy Managing Director and CSBO of the Bank, and...