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Manpower recruiters oppose new rules

FE REPORT March 13, 2020 10:11:08

A section of manpower recruiters have protested against new rules on classification of recruiting agencies saying that categorisation will patronise new syndication. They made the protest at a human...

Tripura closes all border haats with Bangladesh

-- March 12, 2020 18:49:24

The Tripura government has decided to shut down all the border haats (markets) with Bangladesh as part of the precautionary measures against novel coronavirus, reports The Telegraph, reports bdnews24....

Coronavirus: BD mobile handset production likely to be affected

-- March 12, 2020 17:54:14

As the coronavirus concern continues to intensify, local manufacturers fear that the pandemic may severely affect cellphone handset production in Bangladesh. "The production rate may drop by 30 to 40...

Summit provides thermal scanners to health ministry amid coronavirus concerns

-- March 12, 2020 16:37:32

Country’s leading conglomerate Summit Group has presented five thermal scanners to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFA) on Thursday to quickly and effectively identify body temperat...

China's car sales post biggest monthly drop ever

-- March 12, 2020 13:42:38

Auto sales in China plunged 79 per cent in February, marking their biggest ever monthly decline, with demand pummeled by the coronavirus outbreak. Sales in the world’s biggest auto market tumbl...

2,757 cars get registration in Jan-Feb

FE Online Report March 12, 2020 12:36:07

The number of car registration in the country stood at 2,757 in the first two months of the current calendar year, according to official data. Of the total, 2,441 cars received registration in Dhaka...

Railway curbs ticket sale to passengers back from abroad

Our Correspondent March 12, 2020 11:55:37

CHATTOGRAM: Bangladesh Railway (BR) Eastern Zone took a decision not to sell any tickets to the passengers from abroad within 15 days of their return. Inter-district train tickets would not be sold to...

Tanneries releasing excess chromium likely to be shuttered

-- March 11, 2020 17:27:24

The government has taken a decision to take necessary actions against the tanneries which will release chromium above the standard of the Leather Working Group (LWG). The government will give time to...

Payment of IPDC's loan and DPS installments through bKash

FE Online Desk March 11, 2020 14:31:09

From now on, customers of IPDC Finance Ltd will be able to pay installments of loan through bKash. Very soon, the installment payment of Monthly DPS Savings Scheme through bKash will also be launched....

Uber likely to suspend accounts of riders, drivers with coronavirus

-- March 11, 2020 13:19:22

Uber Technologies  is considering temporarily suspending the accounts of riders and drivers who have tested positive for the coronavirus or have been exposed to it, according to a CNN report run...

Incentives for coronavirus-affected sectors suggested

SYFUL ISLAM March 11, 2020 10:37:37

A government body has suggested providing special financial incentives to the coronavirus-affected sectors to help them offset the impacts. Business Promotion Council (BPC) that operates under the Mi...

Tk 51m found missing from US-based Janata Exchange

REZAUL KARIM March 11, 2020 10:07:55

Financial discrepancies amounting to Tk 51 million (US$ 603,947) have been detected recently in the Janata Exchange Company Inc (JECI) USA, a subsidiary of state-run Janata Bank, officials said. The...

Aqua Paints and Elite Steel arrange workshop in city

FE ONLINE DESK March 10, 2020 15:02:58

The Aqua Paints and Elite Steel teams have hosted a knowledge sharing session at Sthapatya Bhaban in Segunbagicha area of Dhaka. They conducted a presentation with the architects from Department of A...

Samsung asks Vietnam not to quarantine 700 of its engineers

Reuters March 10, 2020 14:45:11

Samsung Display, a supplier for Samsung Electronics and Apple, has asked Vietnam to exempt 700 engineers from coronavirus-hit South Korea from a mandatory quarantine, saying they need to prepare for t...

Alibaba’s Alipay to open up to 40m service providers in three years

-- March 10, 2020 14:43:12

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will open its Alipay mobile app platform to 40 million service providers in China over the next three years and help them digitise thei...

Banglalink launches toll-free coronavirus hotline services

FE Online Desk March 10, 2020 14:09:00

Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, has announced toll-free calls to coronavirus Hotline numbers for its subscribers to facilitate the preventive mea...

JCI Bangladesh awards nine women leaders

FE Online Desk March 10, 2020 14:05:23

The JCI Bangladesh has recently presented nine women with the 'Woman of Inspiration Award 2020' on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Gender equality was the theme of this year's Intern...

Coronavirus: Qantas cuts almost quarter of flights

-- March 10, 2020 11:15:30

Australia's Qantas airline is making deeper cuts to its flights, with Asia and the US hit the hardest. The company said it would reduce international flights by nearly 25 per cent as it sees demand f...

Coronavirus: Benapole port on highest alert

Our Correspondent March 10, 2020 11:00:32

The Department of Health issued highest alert in Benapole Land Port and international check post on Monday soon after three cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Bangladesh for the first tim...

BD-Japan platform meeting postponed due to coronavirus

Munima Sultana March 10, 2020 10:26:12

The Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) has postponed a scheduled meeting of Bangladesh-Japan joint platform following detection of coronavirus infected patients in the country, sources said...

RMG export likely to plunge further

Monira Munni March 10, 2020 09:54:39

The Coronavirus epidemic poses a threat to the country's apparel sector, as foreign buyers have started revising their business strategies amid the prevailing critical situation. Sector insiders opin...

Prices of face masks, handwashes, sanitisers go up manifold

SM NAJMUS SAKIB March 09, 2020 21:04:30

Prices of different types of face masks, handwashes and sanitisers have unusually increased due to higher demand a day after confirmation of first three cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the...

Biman reduces 50pc int'l flights due to coronavirus outbreak

-- March 09, 2020 19:33:08

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines has reduced its international flight frequency to more than 50 per cent due to passenger’s scarcity as well as ban on flight operation in some destinations for glob...

Oil suffers rout after Saudi Arabia fires first shot of price war

REUTERS March 09, 2020 15:22:09

Losing more than a quarter of their value, oil prices were set on Monday for their biggest daily rout since the first Gulf War, after Saudi Arabia cut its official prices in a market already reeling f...

Tesco agrees sale of businesses in Thailand, Malaysia for $10.6b

-- March 09, 2020 14:56:21

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco said on Monday it will return $6.6 billion (5 billion pounds) to shareholders after agreeing to sell its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia to Charoen Pokphand...

92,755 motorised vehicles registered in February

FE Online Report March 09, 2020 13:49:10

The number of registered motorised vehicles in the country stood at 92,755 in February 2020, official data showed. Of the total, 25,134 motorised vehicles were registered in Dhaka, according to Bangl...

BRAC Bank celebrates International Women’s Day

FE Online Desk March 09, 2020 13:39:16

BRAC Bank organized a panel discussion prior to international women’s day to celebrate the values of the day. The bank, in association with its women banking solution, TARA, organized a panel d...

LankaBangla Finance awarded by BB

FE Online Desk March 09, 2020 13:30:44

LankaBangla Finance Limited was awarded for its significant contribution under financial inclusion in cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSME) in Bangaldesh  in the recently held &ldq...

Chevron stall awarded in 27th U.S. Trade Show

FE Online Desk March 09, 2020 13:06:14

Chevron Bangladesh stall was awarded for “Excellence in Stall Design” during the recently-concluded 27th U.S. Trade Show, jointly organized and sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerc...

EBL teams up with Hyundai Motors BD

FE Online Desk March 09, 2020 12:44:24

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and Hyundai Motors Bangladesh Ltd have joined their hands to offer best values to the customers of Hyundai, Nissan and SsangYong automobile brands. M Khorshed Anowar, Head...