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BTRC's no as row over VAT collection festers

DOULOT AKTER MALA March 15, 2020 10:20:43

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, or BTRC, has decided not to collect VAT from the network operators, exposing the row with the tax authority. According to the decision taken by the...

5,381 auto-rickshaws registered in Jan-Feb

FE Online Report March 14, 2020 18:19:45

A total of 5,381 auto-rickshaws were registered across the country in the first two months of the current calendar year, according to official figure. Of them, only 54 got registration in Dhaka in Ja...

How the longest bull run in history ended in pandemic panic

REUTERS March 14, 2020 15:38:54

As a collapse in the oil price unleashed chaos in financial markets, Madrid money manager Diego Parrilla phoned a colleague who agreed: they had better head to work early in the morning. By daybreak...

Emirates suspends all flights to Italy

FE Online Desk March 14, 2020 14:29:00

Emirates will operate its last flight from Rome of Italy today (Saturday).   Earlier, it suspended flights between Dubai and Venice on March 11, Milan and Bologna on March 13.  As a result...

Agrani SME Financing Company wins BB award

FE Online Desk March 14, 2020 14:13:07

Agrani SME Financing Company Limited, an NBFI owned by Agrani Bank Limited, won an award from Bangladesh Bank at the recently held “Banker - SME Women Entrepreneur and Product Display- 2020&rdqu...

Jamuna Bank Foundation provides free medical services at Sirajgonj

FE Online Desk March 14, 2020 14:01:28

Jamuna Bank Foundation opened a medical camp to provide medical services at RD High School in Kazipur, Sirajgonj. The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Food Ministry of Bangladesh National Parlia...

NCC Bank opens Lalbagh and Donia sub-branches

FE Online Desk March 14, 2020 13:50:56

NCC Bank has formally opened its Lalbagh and Donia sub-branches in Dhaka recently. Managing Director & CEO of the Bank Mosleh Uddin Ahmed formally inaugurated these 2 sub-branches as the chief gu...

SME fair ends with ‘good response’

FE REPORT March 14, 2020 11:56:25

The National SME Product Fair 2020 concluded here on Friday, receiving a good response from the visitors and buyers. The organisers and stall owners expressed satisfaction over the spot sales and ord...

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

-- March 14, 2020 11:03:18

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is stepping down from the company's board to spend more time on philanthropic activities. He says he wants to focus on global health and development, education and tac...

New oil refinery: Indian consultancy could get one year extension

M AZIZUR RAHMAN March 14, 2020 10:53:22

Engineers India Limited, or EIL, is expected to get one more year to complete its consultancy work for building of a new crude oil refinery. The state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, or BPC,...

Matarbari port to knit BD into global value chain

Mir Mustafijur Rahman March 14, 2020 10:49:58

Matarbari port will help Bangladesh be linked to the global value chain, says Japanese ambassador in Dhaka Ito Naoki. "As a potential hub of the regional economy, Matabari port would connect South As...

Coronavirus pandemic effect: Home rings alarm bell over possible trouble in RMG

REZAUL KARIM March 14, 2020 10:22:21

The Ministry of Home Affairs has sounded the alarm over instability that might be triggered in the country's highest foreign exchange-earning apparel sector due to coronavirus pandemic, officials said...

BD plans to close PTAs with three Asian nations by June

SYFUL ISLAM March 14, 2020 10:02:17

Bangladesh plans to conclude three preferential trade agreements, or PTAs, by this June unless the coronavirus-related issue causes any delay, officials say. The talks with Nepal, Bhutan, and Indones...

Premier Bank, Bio-Xin Cosmeceuticals ink deal

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 18:18:27

An agreement was recently signed between The Premier Bank Limited and Bio-Xin Cosmeceuticals, at the bank’s head office in the capital. Under the agreement, all Premier Bank credit cardholders...

Seminar on 'safe food for all' Saturday

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 18:01:22

A seminar on “Safe food for all: a commitment towards developed Bangladesh” will be held on Saturday at Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh, Khamarbari, Dhaka. Sadhan Chandra Majumder, MP,...

Dhaka Bank opens sub-branch at Badamtoli

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 16:59:09

Dhaka Bank Limited inaugurated its Badamtali Sub Branch at Badamtali, Kotwali, Dhaka on March 12. The Sub Branch was formally inaugurated by Mr. Emranul Huq, Managing Director & CEO, Dhaka Bank L...

Berger Paints contributes for the children with special needs

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 16:54:30

Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited continues to extend its support for the welfare of the children with special needs every year since 2009. On March 11, 2020, an event was organized at Abinta Gallery...

AIBL inaugurates Mujib Corner

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 16:44:50

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) has inaugurated 'Mujib Corner' to pay tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the eve of his birth centenary. Chairman of the Bank Al...

Guardian Life celebrates International Women’s Day

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 16:38:43

Guardian Life arranged a special focus group discussion on the eve of International Women's Day 2020 at its head office with all the female employees. The day concluded witha cake cutting session pre...

Unilever, IBA ink MoU

FE Online Desk March 13, 2020 16:33:17

Unilever Bangladesh Limited and Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking the beginning of a collaboration focusing large...

Liquid milk prices go higher

FE ONLINE REPORT March 13, 2020 13:28:44

Liquid milk prices increased notably in last two days in the country battering the consumers. Prices of pasteurised packet milk of almost all brands increased to Tk 70 a litre from Tk 65. Half a lit...

Apple says reopening all its branded stores in China

-- March 13, 2020 12:07:34

Apple is reopening all 42 of its branded stores in China on Friday, a company spokesman said, more than a month after they were shut in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The iPhone maker’s...

Pulse, loose edible oil get pricier

FE REPORT March 13, 2020 11:31:31

Prices of pulses and loose edible oil increased further last week, augmenting the sufferings of the consumers, especially the commoners who were already hit-hard by the cost hike of many other essenti...

Court seeks info on PLFS directors' shares

FE REPORT March 13, 2020 10:53:29

This time, the High Court (HC) has sought information on the shares held by each director of the People's Leasing and Financial Services Limited (PLFS). At the same time, it wanted to know the detail...

Govt doubles coal mining royalties

FE REPORT March 13, 2020 10:45:16

The government has doubled the rate of its royalties from coal mining after eight years in a bid to increase revenue. From now on, underground coal extraction companies will have to pay 10-per cent r...

Titas gas-field's output sapping fast

M AZIZUR RAHMAN March 13, 2020 10:38:59

Natural gas production from the state-owned Titas gas-field is feared to be depleting rapidly due to 'failure' in installing well-head compressors on producing wells. Titas field is owned by the Petr...

Coronavirus: ME-goers need no med certificate

FE Report March 13, 2020 10:27:08

Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Thursday no country in the Middle East has sought any medical certificate from Bangladeshi workers. Middle East states have also assured Dhaka of extending...

EPZ units get tax exemption on import of 42 products

FE REPORT March 13, 2020 10:15:15

Factories inside the country's export processing zones (EPZs) will enjoy tax exemption on import of 42 types of products. The manufacturing units are exempted from all sorts of import taxes like regu...

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....