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ADB to set up 'regional hub'

Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will set up a 'regional hub' to facilitate achieving higher tax base in its member countries amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic when many of t... Read More


Govt asks Bangladesh Bank to include tea sector in stimulus package

Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- The government has asked the central bank to include the pandemic-hit tea industry in its fiscal stimulus package as the sector has been facing severe financial crisis in the wake o... Read More


Breach of minimum shareholding rule: 17 directors of nine companies to lose posts

Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- A total of 17 directors of nine listed companies are going to lose their directorship for not holding minimum 2.0 per cent shares. The securities regulator on Thursday finalised th... Read More


One in 11 Bangladeshi adults has diabetes: Study

Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- One in 11 adults has diabetes while 8.4 million or 9.2-per cent adult population of Bangladesh have been suffering from the silent killer, a recent study said. Of them, only 4.0-mi... Read More


Graft eats up big chunk of small health budget

Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- The country's health expenditure has been one of the lowest in the region for years. A sizeable part of the allocation made annually in the national budget gets lost in the vast cob... Read More


BSEC approves IPO of AFC Health

Dhaka, Sept. 17 -- The securities regulator has approved the IPO (initial public offering) proposal of AFC Health which will raise capital worth Tk 170 million from the capital market. The approval c... Read More


Ensuring availability of raw jute to jute mills

Dhaka, Sept. 17 -- It is clear that things are not well on the jute front. While the recent privatisation of the remaining state-owned jute mills has brought a sudden change on the jute scenario, the ... Read More


Bourses witness downturn at open

Dhaka, Sept. 17 -- Stocks on both the bourses witnessed a downward trend in the early trading on Thursday as investors were seen active on both sides of the trading fence. Following the previous day'... Read More


Female migration: 97pc aspirants ignorant about formal service

Dhaka, Sept. 17 -- About 97 per cent of the Bangladeshi women aspirants surveyed do not know about formal services regarding migration at community level in Bangladesh, a study revealed on Wednesday. ... Read More


Countries like Bangladesh key to democratising UN: NSU conference

Dhaka, Sept. 17 -- Asia's rising nations, including Bangladesh, need to be in focus in democratising the United Nations, a forum of academics, development practitioners and diplomats recommended at an... Read More