Dhaka: 7:12 AM, Tue, 23 May, 2017

Nepali journalists visit Walton factory

Economic Correspondent: The products of the leading Bangladeshi brand Walton have huge opportunities in the Nepali market as the quality and standard of these products are excellent and they are affordable in prices too. They said that Walton, which entered into the Nepali market in 2014, would secure strong position in the Himalayan country.

VAT rate may be cut a bit: Muhith

Special Correspondent: The government is likely to reduce VAT rate a bit by amending the new VAT law following the demands made by businesses.

Agrani Bank recruitment test cancelled

Staff Correspondent: The recruitment test of the second phase of Agrani Bank’s senior officer post scheduled to be held on Friday afternoon has been postponed amid an allegation of the question paper leak, sources confirmed.

Walton fridge gets new look with ‘Digital Display’

Milton Ahmed: The country's leading electronics brand Walton has brought a environment-friendly and energy saving refrigerator with ‘Digital Display’ in its existing model of fridges.

VAT fair inaugurated

Economic Reporter: The VAT Registration Fair has begun for the first time in the country in a bid to increase public awareness about online VAT registration.

Third-TICFA meeting in Dhaka Wednesday

Special Correspondent: Bangladesh and the United States are all set to hold the third meeting of Trade and Investment Co-Operative Frame Agreement (TICFA) to be held at the state gusest house Padma on Wednesday.

Govt to increase allowances in social security

KMA Hasnat: The government has taken a decision to increase the rate of ten types of allowances in the social security sector in the upcoming budget for next fiscal year.

GDP growth to hit 7.24pc this fiscal year

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to reach 7.24 percent at the end of the current fiscal year (2016-17), breaking all the previous records in the history of the country’s economy.

Walton refrigerators get 5-Star rating on energy efficiency

Milton Ahmed: Some frost and non-frost refrigerators of the country's leading electronics brand ‘Walton’ received ‘Five Star Energy Rating’ from Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) in last month (April 2017).

US, China sign trade agreement

International Desk: The US and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies.

Muhith hints to bring relief in VAT law

Economic Correspondent: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has hinted to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT).

TCB begins selling essentials from May 15

Staff Correspondent: The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start open market sale (OMS) of essential commodities across Bangladesh from May 15 ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

Walton brings large screen tab 'Walpad 10B'

Augustin Sujan: Walton released large screen tablet Walpad 10B in local tech market. The new tab features a big and bright 10.1-inch WXGA IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels that provides highest level of color details and accuracy.

Michael Foley new CEO of GP

Staff Correspondent: Michael Foley has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of mobile operator Grameenphone.

‘Open investment facility in housing sector’

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Engr. Tanvir Shahriar Rimon, a top real estate boss, has urged the government not to raise any question on the sources of investments in housing sector, and give the opportunity of ‘no’ questions on undisclosed funds  in the upcoming national budget for the year 2017-18.