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Bank branches in commercial areas remain open today

Economic Reporter: The banks have kept open some of their branches located at commercial areas and district towns today (Saturday) to help businesspeople operate their financial activities properly ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
 

Lachcha Semai being sold at Tk 1000 per kg!

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Lachcha Semai is being sold Tk 1000 per kg. It is a surprised price. Generally, Lachcha Semai is being sold in the market from Tk 140 to Tk 600 per kg.
 

Marcel showcases enormous frost, non-frost fridges following Eid

Milton Ahmed: Renowned local electronics brand ‘Marcel’ targeted 25 percent sales growth on refrigerators in the holy month of Ramadan as the demand and trust of the consumers for its products are gradually mounting.

Walton releases 26 new models of fridges ahead of Eid

Staff Correspondent: The country’s electronics giant ‘Walton’ has set a target of selling two lakh pieces of refrigerators in the holy month of Ramadan as the demand for the cooling appliances is relatively high centering Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the largest festivals of Muslims. The target is 20 percent higher than the previous year.

FDI increases over 4.5 percent in Bangladesh

M A Rahman: Despite of recession across the world, inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Bangladesh has increased over 4.5 percent in 2016 compared to 2015.

Walton brings new Smartphone with extreme battery life

Augustin Sujan Barai: Bangladeshi brand Walton recently launched its new Smartphone ‘Primo RM3s’ in local market, which features a powerful 4000 mAh li-polymer battery to provide users long time power backup.

Tariff value hike on switch-socket metal parts demanded

Milton Ahmed: Local entrepreneurs demanded logical and realistic tariff values for importing metal parts used in switches and sockets production. In a written letter sent to the National Board of Revenue (NBR), the anticipated Bangladesh Electrical Electronics and Home Appliances Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BEEMEA) came up with the demand for the proposed budget of 2017-18.

Govt to pay wages, Eid bonus June 20

Special Correspondent: The government has taken a decision to pay salaries, bonuses and allowances of month June to the officials and employees of government, semi-government and autonomous institutions on June 20 on the occasion of upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr.

FBCCI concerned over capital flight for excise duty hike

Economic Correspondent: Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the country’s apex trade body, expressed its concern over the possibility of capital flight from the country if the proposed excise duty on bank account is imposed.

BPC achieves maximum profit while BPDB makes loss

Economic Correspondent: Among state-owned non-financial institutions, the country's oil importing agency Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has achieved a maximum profit in the current fiscal year 2016-17 while Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) faced a great loss.

Budget 17-18: Products that will see price drop

Economic Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed some changes to duties on different essential commodities which may result in decrease in their prices.

Budget 17-18: Products that will see price hike

Economic Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed some changes to duties on different essential commodities which may result in increase in their prices.

Budget 17-18: Excise duty on bank deposit increased

Staff Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed increasing the excise duty on bank deposit in the new budget for fiscal year 2017-18.

Walton launches 7th generation laptop

Akram Hossain: The country’s electronics giant Walton launched seventh generation laptop in the local computer market, featured with 15.6-inch High Definition LCD Display, 2.4 Gigahertz Core-i3 7100U processor, built-in Intel HD Graphics 620, 1 terabyte Hard disk drive, 4GB DDR4 RAM, Bangla font on keyboard, genuine software of Bijoy Bangla and 2 years warranty facility.

Budget 17-18: Tk 21,118cr proposed for power, energy

Economic Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed a total of Tk 21,118 crore for the allocation in the power and energy sector in the coming fiscal year of 2017-18.