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WB plans big to fund connectivity

The World Bank is preparing a five-year country strategy for Bangladesh, putting its focus on connectivity to link the country with three other nations, and for ensuring food and water security. However, under the new country framework, Bangladesh may have ...

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US-Bangla Airlines to operate Dhaka-Rajshahi flights

US-Bangla Airlines Ltd, a new private airlines company, will formally operate flights on Rajshahi-Dhaka-Rajshahi domestic routes from July 11. Starting from Dhaka, the airline will initially operate four weekly flights- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday- on the routes, reports BSS. ...

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Interest rate discord delays $7.5 billion Chinese loans for Bangladesh

Chinese loans for Bangladesh worth $7.48 billion have not materialised due to the discord because China was not able to cut back interest rates due to IMF stipulations. The Chinese have now offered to cut down from three percent to ...

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Wheat imported from Brazil edible: Report

The wheat imported from Brazil is edible, according to a report submitted before the High Court today by Directorate General of Food. The director general of the food directorate handed over the report to Deputy Attorney General Tapos Kumar Biswas. ...

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Balancing blame and blunders

After the scale of lawless thuggery in the April 28 mayoral elections became clear, the editor of Dhaka Tribune wrote an op-ed arguing that the farcical election proved that the gradually crystallising conventional wisdom is wrong in contending that BNP ...

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Prices of spices getting hotter ahead of Eid, vegetables cool down

Price of spices have been climbing up at the kitchen markets of the capital ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr when the demand peaks. Vegetables were being sold at a lower price on Friday from the previous week. visited kitchen markets at Gopibagh, ...

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Bangladeshi cotton trousers’ prices declining in US market

Faced with various challenges in a global competitive market, the prices of Bangladesh-produced MB cotton trousers have declined by over 40 percent in the US market since 2000, according to an American researcher, reports UNB. Dr Mark Anner, an Associate ...

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Countries where petrol costs half or more than 100% of people’s daily wage

DUBAI:  Do you feel like the price of petrol is draining your wallet? If a new research were to be believed, filling up the tank in the UAE is not as costly as you think. According to a research by ...

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Bangladesh finalises fuel term deals at lower premiums

Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) has finalised term contracts with 13 companies for refined oil product imports in the second half of 2015 at lower premiums than currently. Two company sources with the direct knowledge of the matter said the premium ...

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Report: Bangladesh fares poorly in women entrepreneurship

When it comes entrepreneurial opportunities for women, Bangladesh is placed bottom among 31 countries as lack of business environment hinder their opportunities, says a latest report. Sweden, United States, Japan, Germany and United Kingdom (UK) were named best countries for ...

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