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‘Focus on organic farming for safe food’

‘Focus on organic farming for safe food’

-- 2017-11-21 07:23:11

Organic cultivation system is necessary to ensure safe food production, said agricultural experts at a seminar on Tuesday. They said currently 87 countries across the globe are farming following the...

Lanka delegation lauds e-GP system after visit

Lanka delegation lauds e-GP system after visit

-- 2017-11-21 07:05:29

Sri Lanka has appreciated public procurement environment and electronic government procurement (e-GP) system in Bangladesh. A three-member delegation of the South Asian country's National Procurement...

SJIBL opens 108th branch

SJIBL opens 108th branch

FE Online Desk 2017-11-21 01:57:31

Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL) inaugurated it’s 108th Branch and an ATM Booth on the Branch Premises at Kalihati in Tangail Monday, said a statement. The Additional Managing Director o...

Al-Arafah opens 109th and 110th agent outlets

Al-Arafah opens 109th and 110th agent outlets

FE Online Desk 2017-11-21 01:48:42

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited has opened its 109th and 110th Agent Outlets at Chandidwar Bazar and Gopinathpur Bazar, Brahmanbaria recently, said a statement. Executive Vice President and head of...

New motorbikes in Dhaka cross last year’s total

New motorbikes in Dhaka cross last year’s total

FE Online Report 2017-11-20 12:00:00

The number of new motorcycles in the roads of Dhaka crossed the last year’s total in the first 10 months of the current calendar year. Latest statistics, released by Bangladesh Road Transport A...

EBL signs agreement with Aloshikha

EBL signs agreement with Aloshikha

FE Online Desk 2017-11-20 12:00:00

To promote women entrepreneurship in the country, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) enters into an agreement with a local NGO Aloshikha, said a statement.   M Nazeem A Choudhury, Head of Consumer Bank...

Alibaba to invest $2.9 billion in China's top grocer

Alibaba to invest $2.9 billion in China's top grocer

Reuters 2017-11-20 10:26:17

Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Monday it would invest HK$22.4 billion ($2.87 billion) for a major stake in China’s top hypermart operator, Sun Art Retail Group Ltd (68...

Alibaba buys 36pc of supermarket operator

Alibaba buys 36pc of supermarket operator

-- 2017-11-20 09:56:59

E-commerce giant Alibaba agreed to buy 36 per cent of Chinese supermarket operator Sun Art Retail for $2.9 billion. To land the stake at a massive discount implies brick-and-mortar store owners see t...

Brexit boosts UK tourism

Brexit boosts UK tourism

-- 2017-11-20 06:08:56

Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's 2019 departure from the European Union. But there's one industry that has so far clearly reaped a windfa...

Major safety concerns still remain unresolved in many RMG units

Major safety concerns still remain unresolved in many RMG units

Monira Munni 2017-11-19 12:00:00

Major life-threatening safety concerns still remain outstanding in many garment factories inspected by the western retailers' platform -- Accord -- although 80 per cent of identified safety flaws have...

Honda recalling nearly one million minivans

Honda recalling nearly one million minivans

-- 2017-11-19 12:00:00

Honda Motor Co said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. The Japanese automaker said the rec...

Thrust on boosting businesses with Turkey

Thrust on boosting businesses with Turkey

FE Online Desk 2017-11-19 12:00:00

 A follow-up meeting with the delegates of “Bangladesh Business Mission to Turkey 2017”  was held in Dhaka to share the findings and work-out the way forward, said a statement....

BD earned TK 360m by exporting tea

BD earned TK 360m by exporting tea

-- 2017-11-19 12:00:00

Bangladesh earned over Tk 360 million by exporting tea in the last fiscal year, said Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed. "Bangladesh fetched foreign currencies equivalent to Taka 36,03,02,767 by exportin...

Indian bond market euphoria seen short-lived

Indian bond market euphoria seen short-lived

Reuters 2017-11-19 11:19:17

Bond market euphoria over an unexpected India sovereign rating upgrade is expected to fizzle out next week, as concern over rising inflation, hawkish central bank rhetoric and fiscal discipline resurf...

0.8m people got overseas job: Tofail   

0.8m people got overseas job: Tofail  

-- 2017-11-19 10:46:46

Bangladesh sent over 800,000 workers abroad till October this year, said Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday.  “We have sent some 13,13,612 overseas-job seekers abroad during the last...

Rice, essentials price now stable: Tofail   

Rice, essentials price now stable: Tofail  

-- 2017-11-19 10:43:46

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said the prices of rice and other daily essentials are stable.  Tofail said it in response to a question from Awami League MP SM Mostafa Rashidi (Khulna-...

NBR to introduce VAT Honour Card

NBR to introduce VAT Honour Card

-- 2017-11-19 09:07:34

Revenue authorities have chalked out a plan to introduce 'VAT Honour Card' to encourage people to pay Value Added Tax (VAT). The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is contemplating the idea after gettin...

India to invest in Bagerhat, Saidpur airports

India to invest in Bagerhat, Saidpur airports

-- 2017-11-19 07:48:38

India has expressed interest to support Bangladesh in building Bagerhat’s Khan Jahan Ali Khan airport and modernising Saidpur airport in Nilphamari. This was revealed at a meeting between India...

Global trade growth will moderate in Q4 : WTO

Global trade growth will moderate in Q4 : WTO

FE Online Report 2017-11-19 01:24:50

The latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), unveiled by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), indicates that the growth of the global trade in goods may moderate in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017....

BIA accords reception to IDRA chairman

BIA accords reception to IDRA chairman

FE Online Desk 2017-11-18 12:38:37

Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) accorded a reception to the chairman of IDRA, Mohd Shafiqur Rahman Patwary recently at Dhaka Club, said a statement. Top business leaders and functionaries of...

Expo opens avenues  for leather-goods  branding, export

Expo opens avenues for leather-goods branding, export

FE Report 2017-11-18 12:19:48

A visitor inspects different types of finished leather at a stall of Bangladesh Leather Footwear and Leathergoods International Sourcing Show 2017 at the International Convention City Bashundhara in t...

Buyers suddenly circle top US media cos

Buyers suddenly circle top US media cos

Reuters 2017-11-18 12:00:00

All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a US media company. In the last few weeks, several of the world’s biggest telecommunications and media companies have started circling Twenty F...

Onion prices double in a year

Onion prices double in a year

-- 2017-11-18 12:00:00

The skyrocketing of onion prices has stopped, but the near-indispensable cooking ingredient in Bangladeshi households is still selling at double the price it was in the same period last year. On Frid...

Robi to bring iPhone X Dec 7

Robi to bring iPhone X Dec 7

FE Online Desk 2017-11-18 12:00:00

Telecom operator Robi Axiata Limited is going to bring iPhone X, the future of smartphone, starting on December 7. Interested customers can order iPhone X online in advance starting from December 1 a...

Govt to set up 28 ICT parks

Govt to set up 28 ICT parks

-- 2017-11-18 11:59:38

State Minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday said the present government will set up 28 ICT parks across the country. He was speaking as the chief guest at a function on the inaugur...

US proposes to discuss BD port security, energy ties

US proposes to discuss BD port security, energy ties

Syful Islam 2017-11-18 10:11:28

The United States has proposed to discuss some business and bilateral issues, including port security, with Bangladesh authorities concerned, sources said. US Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Bernicat, wi...

BizCare’s int’l CSR, SDG conference begins Tuesday

BizCare’s int’l CSR, SDG conference begins Tuesday

-- 2017-11-18 07:18:02

BizCare, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) and communication consultancy firm, will hold an international conference and exposition in Dhaka on November 21 and 22. The two-day event, organised...

National policy workshop on fisheries, aquaculture held

National policy workshop on fisheries, aquaculture held

FE Online Desk 2017-11-17 12:19:58

A high level National Policy Workshop jointly organised by Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Feed Industries Association Bangladesh (FIAB) was held recently. Department of Fisheries...

RMG workers stage demo in city

RMG workers stage demo in city

-- 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Hundreds of garment workers vandalised several vehicles while staging demonstration in the capitals’ Mirpur area on Friday morning demanding their due salaries Workers of Trust Trousers Ltd van...

Grameenphone to bring iPhoneX from Dec 1  

Grameenphone to bring iPhoneX from Dec 1  

-- 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Grameenphone, one of the leading telecommunication service providers in the country, is set to offer the new generation of iPhone from December 7. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone X from De...