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Govt not to fail in revenue collection: Finance Minister

Mentioning that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the country’s economy like the other countries, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said that the National Board of Revenue (NBR) would not fail in revenue collection if the other economic parameters remain well. “The whole of the world is being affected due

BB asks banks to ensure smooth digital services during Eid holidays

Country's central bank yesterday asked the commercials banks to ensure smooth and uninterrupted transactions through the Automated Teller Machine (ATM), Point of Sale (POS), e-Payment Gateway or internet banking and Mobile Financial Services (MFS) during the vacation of Eid-ul-Adha. Bangladesh Bank (BB) in a circular instructed the banks to ensure adequate security at

Spain to plough 15 billion euros into digital transformation

MADRID, (AFP/TheJakartaPost) Spain is to plough 15 billion euros of the funds it will receive from the historic European coronavirus rescue plan passed this week to drive through the country's digital transformation. "This plan will be carried out in full alignment with the objectives of the European Union," said Prime Minister

EU leaders back together but divided over revival plan

BRUSSELS (AFP)  The leaders of the European Union hold their first face-to-face summit in five months on Friday, but the reunion seems unlikely to bridge their divide over a post-virus economic rescue plan. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 66 on the day that she and her 26 colleagues return to Brussels,

Digital investing platform for women, Ellevest, expands into banking

Sarah Perez Ellevest, a company whose focus has been on closing the gender investing gap by way of a financial planning service aimed at women, is today expanding into banking. The company this morning announced a new membership plan which encompasses one-on-one financial and career coaching, member-only workshops and guides, personalized investing plans,

Social credit: the dark side of blockchain

As much as I believe that blockchain technology has the potential to solve many of the problems humanity faces today, I also fear what can happen if blockchain technology is used to take away the privacy and rights of individuals, wrote technology executive and former hacker Trent Lapinski in an

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