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Global bank HSBC reports 2017 pretax profit rose 11 percent

HSBC says its annual pretax profits rose by 11 percent on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank’s restructuring to focus even more on the region is reaping further dividends. The bank said Tuesday ...

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Saudi women to start own busines without male permission

Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also ...

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Biman offers flights to Sylhet, Ctg for Tk 2,000

Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Thursday announced Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet flights for only TK 2,000 by Boeing-777 and Boeing-737 aircrafts. This lucrative offer will be valid until March 31, said a press release. Children under the age of two years will ...

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Honda to start producing motorbikes in Bangladesh this year

The Japanese Honda Motor Company is going to manufacture motorcycles in Bangladesh this year as the company’s concern “Bangladesh Honda Private Limited” is setting up a motorcycle assembling and manufacturing plant in the country. This was disclosed at a meeting ...

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UK trade deficit widens in December

A rise in oil prices and higher imports contributed to a widening of the UK’s goods trade deficit in December, reports BBC. The gap between exports and imports rose to £13.6bn, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, which was ...

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Energy firms could get welfare data

Details of people on state benefits could be handed to energy firms so they can give them special rates. The plan, under consideration by the government, is intended as a new approach to help people who are struggling to pay ...

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US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day  

A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years. ...

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The British Bangladeshi Caterers Association – AGM 2018, Election results & new committee declaration

The British Bangladeshi Caterers Association (BBCA) Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, 28th January, 2018, at the Impressions Banqueting Hall in West Ham, East London. On top of the general day-to-day reports provided by the outgoing President, Eafor Ali ...

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South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency 

South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will require the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the country seeks to curb speculation and criminal activities. Financial Services Commission Vice Chair ...

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British Bangladeshi incomes go up by 38%

Non-white minority groups tend to be disadvantaged in the British labour market – Prime Minister Theresa May, and her predecessor David Cameron have sought to highlight this in recent years A study finds that households of Bangladeshi origin in the ...

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