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Protection deal delays deter Canadian investment

Dhaka, Dec. 24 -- Finalising a draft Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) gets in a slow lane, deterring Canadian investment in Bangladesh and delaying a bilateral free-trade deal, officials... Read More


Govt updating info deal to recover laundered money

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- Redrafting deal documents is underway as the government is set to sign sure-fire Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) treaties with countries to obtain information and retrieve laundered mon... Read More


Ill-fated BSC ship still stuck in Ukraine waters

Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- The missile-hit vessel of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) that remained stuck in the Ukrainian waters is yet to be brought back as the war situation did not improve and agents ... Read More


A project set to be declared 'completed' with no work done

Dhaka, Nov. 19 -- The railway is going to declare a misspent project 'completed' without any work as it failed to get any bidder from three rounds of tender in several years, officials said. A recent... Read More


Fertiliser factory in KSA likely soon

Dhaka, Nov. 16 -- Bangladesh now plans to set up a fertiliser factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) through single or joint-venture investment amid dwindling gas supply to local factories. The... Read More


BIDA OSS futile as agencies give same services

Dhaka, Nov. 12 -- The efforts to provide one-point services from the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) went in vain, as the agencies, which added their services to the BIDA One Stop S... Read More


PMO directs resuming LNG import, disciplining dollar rate

Dhaka, Nov. 7 -- A move finally comes to manage fuel dearth and dollar disarray as the government high-ups instruct giving gas to industries even through costly LNG import and synchronizing multiple r... Read More


BD-Japan trade accord soon preceding FTA

Dhaka, Nov. 5 -- All are set for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on trade cooperation between Bangladesh and Japan which may culminate into a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) later on,... Read More


IMF support to enable govt to recharge reserves

Dhaka, Oct. 29 -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its support programme for Bangladesh will help the country replenish its foreign-currency reserves and enhance the capacity to deal with ec... Read More