Dhaka: 5:05 AM, Tue, 17 Sep, 2019

Capital market to be strengthened: Finance Minister

Staff Correspondent: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that the country’s capital market will be strengthened like the economy.

Bangladesh initiates world’s first HFC phase-out project

Staff Correspondent: Speakers at a seminar have noted that Bangladeshi multinational electronics brand Walton is implementing the world’s first complete project of phasing-out Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), that are responsible for ozone layer depletion used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

Fire at Minister factory: Loss Tk 100cr

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: The devastating fire, broke out at a Minister-brand refrigerator factory of MyOne Group in Dheerashrom area of Gazipur city, has damaged properties worth at least Tk 100 crore.

Mokabbir Hossain made Biman MD & CEO

Senior Correspondent:  Additional Secretary of the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Md Mokabbir Hossain has been made the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

China waives tariffs on some US goods

International Desk: China just waived import tariffs on more than a dozen US goods. It's the first time Beijing has issued such exemptions since the US-China trade war began.

PM opens commercial operation of Community Bank

Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the commercial operation of the Community Bank Bangladesh Limited.

Ookla recognizes GP as ‘fastest mobile network’

Staff Correspondent: Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, has once again recognized Grameenphone as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ in Bangladesh for Q1-Q2 of 2019.

Bangladesh received $ 308.5cr remittance in two months

Economic Correspondent: Bangladeshi expatriates sent nearly US $ 308.5 crore remittance in the first two months of the current fiscal 2019-20.

Violet Incorporation signs MoU with Radisson Blu Chattogram

Staff Reporter, Chattogram: The Violet Incorporation is going to arrange the fourth “The Grand Wedding Expo 2019” from 18th to 19th October.

US hits China with new wave of tariffs

International Desk: The US has imposed fresh tariffs on $112bn (£92bn) of Chinese imported goods such as shoes, nappies and food.

Johnson & Johnson fined

International Desk: Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£469m) for its part in fuelling the opioid addiction crisis in Oklahoma, a US judge has ruled The company said immediately after the judgement that it would appeal.

Walton signs deal with Amazon to export products to America

Augustin Sujan: From now on, the Walton brand electronics and ICT products will be available in America. For this, Bangladeshi electronics giant Walton has signed a deal with e-commerce giant Amazon. Under this agreement, various products of Walton brand will be sold globally using the Amazon platform.

Coca-Cola to invest $200m in Bangladesh

Economic Correspondent: Soft drink manufacturing company Coca-Cola has taken a plan to invest $200 million in Bangladesh in next five years.

Ports asked to stay open 24 hours

Economic Correspondent: Bangladesh has directed the authorities concerned of all the commercials banks in sea, land and airport ports to keep operational 24 hours a day.

Walton to conquer world market soon, says Russel

M Mahfuzur Rahman: State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel has said that Walton is a complete technology-based company. With the successful use of technology, they have reached the doorsteps of conquering the world market. The day is not far behind, when Walton will lead the technology world.