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Trade deficit drops by 23pc in July-Oct

The country̢۪s trade deficit declined to $1.92 billion in July-October of the current fiscal year from $2.51 billion in the corresponding period of the FY 2012-13, Bangladesh Bank data showed. According to the data released on Wednesday, the... Full story

Muhith snubs RMG exporters̢۪ plea for dollar incentive, to consider loan pack

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday outright rejected the demand for introduction of special exchange rate for apparel exporters saying such demand was unacceptable. The apparel exporters had... Full story

Poultry sector loses Tk 4,000cr due to political unrest: BPICC

Poultry sector leaders on Wednesday said that the industry incurred losses of around Tk 4,000 crore due to the ongoing political unrest. They said around 30 per cent of the poultry farms... Full story

BTRC cuts ICX cos̢۪ annual fee by 50pc

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has recently slashed the annual licence fee for the interconnection exchange operators by 50 per cent which will cause more than Tk 32-crore yearly revenue loss of the government, officials concerned said. Full story

Country observes Int̢۪l Mountain Day for first time

International Mountain Day was observed on Wednesday in the country for the first time like elsewhere around the globe with the theme ‘Mountains: Key to a Sustainable Future’. Chittagong hill tracts affairs ministry has chalked... Full story

Berlin recycled chic rebels against ‘fast fashion’

While clothes giants H&M and Zara are dominating global street wear trends, a group of Berlin designers is resisting ‘fast fashion’ to create their own style of recycled chic. The floor of Daniel Kroh’s workshop near Berlin Central Station... Full story

Stocks end flat as banks lose shine

Dhaka stock finished flat on Wednesday with most of the bank̢۪s shares traded on the day dropping amid rising tension on the political front. The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, finished... Full story

MoU signed to promote new entrepreneurs

The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh to promote DCCI̢۪s project of creating 2,000 new entrepreneurs. Full story

Myanmar businesses call for better deal from China

Leading Myanmar firms called on China Wednesday to improve investment practices in its impoverished neighbour, amid increasing scrutiny of Beijing̢۪s sometimes controversial projects. China is a long-term ally of former military-ruled Myanmar. Full story

ADB sees lower growth for SE Asia in 2013

The Asian Development Bank revised down its growth forecast for Southeast Asia following the extensive damage caused by super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last month. In a report released Wednesday, the... Full story

Dubai economy advances at all fronts in 2013

The year of 2013 will be remembered as a breakthrough year for Dubai as the emirate won the bid to host World Expo 2020, while witnessing strong backwinds in the field of trade, real estate, tourism and culture. Full story

India, UAE to sign deal to protect investments

India has said a key investment protection treaty to be inked this week with the UAE, the tenth largest investor in the country in terms of the Foreign Direct Investment, will help regain investor confidence and ensure protection of bilateral investments. Full story

Lloyds fined record 28m pounds for pushing sales

Britain̢۪s financial watchdog imposed a record 28 million pound fine on Lloyds Banking Group for the way it encouraged staff to sell 2 billion pounds of products that customers did not need. The probe covered the sale of products such... Full story

Dollar weaker in Asia

The dollar slipped in Asian afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after a strong rally in the unit ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting. The greenback weakened to 102.63 yen in Tokyo, from... Full story

Market Disclosures

BDCOM Online Ltd The company has informed that due to unavoidable circumstance the 17th AGM of the company will now be held on December 25, 2013 at 11:00am at Marriott Convention Centre Limited, House No 3, Road No 3 (Marriott Building)... Full story


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