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Gold price rises ahead of US data

Gold price rises ahead of US data

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Gold rose for a sixth day on Friday, buoyed by a weaker dollar, with investors waiting for key US inflation data for clues on the outlook for potential hikes in US interest rates. Spot gold was up 0....

EU 'to prepare' post-Brexit talks with UK

EU 'to prepare' post-Brexit talks with UK

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

The EU is to begin preparing for its post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, while refusing to discuss the matter with the British government, reports BBC. An internal draft document suggests the...

Two months' service trade stands at $2 billion

Two months' service trade stands at $2 billion

FE Online Report 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Country’s trade in services with the rest of the world stood at $2102 million ($2.10 billion) in July-August period of the current fiscal year (FY178). Statistics available with Bangladesh Bank...

Move under way to provide car loans for deputy secretaries

Move under way to provide car loans for deputy secretaries

Syful Islam 2017-10-12 12:00:00

The Ministry of Public Administration (MoPA) has now sought an additional allocation of Tk 4.61 billion for providing interest-free car loan to deputy secretary-level government officials. It is in a...

Dollar index hits two-week low

Dollar index hits two-week low

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

The dollar hit a two-week low versus a basket of currencies on Thursday after minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s latest meeting suggested some central bankers are still concerned about inflat...

Gold prices touch two-week high

Gold prices touch two-week high

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Gold prices rose to their highest in two weeks on Thursday amid a muted dollar, after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's September policy meeting revealed low inflation concerns. Spot gold was up...

Oil dips on rising US crude inventories

Oil dips on rising US crude inventories

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Oil prices eased on Thursday as US fuel inventories rose despite efforts by OPEC to cut production and tighten the market. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $50.98 per ba...

Life & Health Ltd arranges ‘Life style Fair Fest’

Life & Health Ltd arranges ‘Life style Fair Fest’

FE Online Desk 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Life & Health Limited, import and export company of health beneficial products, has arranged ‘Life style Fair Fest’ fair at the Bashundhara City Shopping Complex in Dhaka recently. Ch...

Gucci to stop using fur

Gucci to stop using fur

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Italy’s Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives amid pressure from animal rights activists and changing consum...

Wärtsilä gets another order to  supply power plant equipment

Wärtsilä gets another order to supply power plant equipment

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply of equipment for yet another power plant project in Mymensingh. This is the sixth new power plant to be ordered with Wärtsilä equipment b...

NBR exploring scopes to form revenue armed force

NBR exploring scopes to form revenue armed force

FE Report 2017-10-11 12:00:00

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is exploring the possibilities of forming a separate revenue armed force for facing the threats and attacks in the process of revenue collection. The proposal came...

Marcel offers cash vouchers on product registration

Marcel offers cash vouchers on product registration

-- 2017-10-11 12:00:00

Electronics and electrical appliances manufacturer Marcel under its latest initiative started registering its sold products across the country recently, said a press release.  Under the initiati...

Global oil prices edge up

Global oil prices edge up

-- 2017-10-11 02:41:09

Global oil prices edged up on Wednesday, rising for a third day on signs that markets are gradually tightening after years of oversupply, although the outlook for 2018 remained less certain. Brent cr...

Gold prices stable as dollar steadies

Gold prices stable as dollar steadies

-- 2017-10-11 02:22:54

Gold prices were stable on Wednesday as the US dollar held steady, with investors waiting for minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting for clues on the outlook for potential rate rises. S...

Miscreants hack flexi-load trader to death

Miscreants hack flexi-load trader to death

-- 2017-10-11 01:47:23

A local flexi-load trader was hacked and slaughtered to death by some unidentified miscreants at Nandina Madhu village in Kamarkhanda upazila of Sirajganj on Tuesday night. The deceased was identifie...

Alibaba invests $15b in global R&D projects

Alibaba invests $15b in global R&D projects

Reuters 2017-10-11 01:01:55

China’s top e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research hubs as the deep-pocketed firm looks to compete with global leaders in e-comme...

Dollar treads water against yen

Dollar treads water against yen

-- 2017-10-10 12:36:33

The dollar was little changed against the yen on Tuesday, with the market wary of potential North Korean provocations, while the euro extended gains. The greenback was steady at 112.670 yen. It had p...

Govt to import 250,000 tonnes rice from Thailand, India

Govt to import 250,000 tonnes rice from Thailand, India

-- 2017-10-10 12:00:00

Bangladesh is set to import a total of 250,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand and India in intergovernmental deals to shore up depleted stocks of the staple, head of the state grain buyer said on Monday...

Govt won’t supply ECR to businesses

Govt won’t supply ECR to businesses

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-10-10 12:00:00

The government backtracked on its decision to supply Electronic Cash Register (ECR) to businesses to avert an after-sales obligation, officials said. On an afterthought, the authorities found out tha...

Rats alone eat up nearly four per cent crops in BD: Experts

Rats alone eat up nearly four per cent crops in BD: Experts

-- 2017-10-10 12:00:00

Experts on Tuesday suggested mobilisation of school children along with others to lead an anti-rat campaign saying the notorious pest alone eat up nearly four per cent of the country's annually produc...

Gold prices hit one-week high

Gold prices hit one-week high

-- 2017-10-10 11:21:30

Gold prices inched up to their highest in more than a week on Tuesday, drawing support from geopolitical tensions and a softer dollar. Spot gold was up 0.2 per cent to $1,286.86 an ounce by 0339 GMT,...

Help cap global supply: OPEC to US shale

Help cap global supply: OPEC to US shale

Reuters 2017-10-10 01:18:53

OPEC’s Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo on Tuesday called on US shale oil producers to help curtail global oil supply, warning extraordinary measures might be needed next year to sustain the...

Bangladesh counts $1.81b trade gap in two months

Bangladesh counts $1.81b trade gap in two months

FE Report 2017-10-09 12:34:01

Bangladesh counted a US$1.81 billion worth of merchandise trade gap with the rest of the world in the very first two months of this fiscal, for hugely higher import payments than export earnings. Sta...

Sbarro opens 8 new branches in Dhaka

Sbarro opens 8 new branches in Dhaka

FE Online Desk 2017-10-09 12:00:00

New York-based pizzeria Sbarro recently launched 8 new branches with a gala event at The Westin. The event was graced by the presence of Minister for Food Qamrul Islam and various other dignitaries....

Export earnings drop  9.83pc in Sept

Export earnings drop 9.83pc in Sept

FE Report 2017-10-09 12:00:00

The country's earnings from shipment of merchandise products declined by 9.83 per cent to US$ 2.03 billion in September 2017 over the corresponding month of 2016. The earnings in the third month of t...

Samsung launches ‘Grand October Fest’

Samsung launches ‘Grand October Fest’

FE Online Report 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Samsung Electronics Bangladesh has launched ‘Samsung Grand October Fest’ to give the customers an unique experience of buying refrigerators throughout the whole month of October. Samsung...

PayPal starts journey in Bangladesh from Oct 19

PayPal starts journey in Bangladesh from Oct 19

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Online payment system PayPal will start its journey in Bangladesh from Oct 19, ending a long wait of the country’s freelancers and ICT entrepreneurs. Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser...

'Google uncovers Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail'

'Google uncovers Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail'

-- 2017-10-09 06:04:59

Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not app...

Oil stable on lower US rig count

Oil stable on lower US rig count

-- 2017-10-09 02:32:56

Oil prices stabilised on Monday, after a 2.0 per cent slide on Friday, as the number of rigs drilling for new oil in the United States dipped. The markets were nearly flat on expectations that Saudi...

Gold prices climb one-week high

Gold prices climb one-week high

-- 2017-10-09 02:08:29

Gold prices climbed to their strongest level in more than a week on Monday as renewed concerns over North Korea's nuclear ambitions stoked the safe-haven demand. Spot gold was up 0.4 per cent at $1,2...