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Turkey keen to expand textiles, jute trade with Bangladesh

Photo: Collected Turkey has showed keen interest to expand its trade and cooperation with Bangladesh in textile and jute sectors. This was revealed yesterday when Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan called on textiles and jute minister Golam Dastagir Gazi at secretariat here, an official handout said During the meeting, the

Bangladesh signs first PTA with Bhutan

BSS Bangladesh has entered into an era of duty-free bilateral trade after signing its maiden Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Bhutan which is expected to boost trade between the neighboring countries. Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Bhutanese Economic Affairs Minister Lyonpo Loknath Sharma inked the crucial instrument on behalf of their respective countries. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Momen seeks Thai investment in Special Economic Zones

BSS Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday sought Thai investment in the Special Economic Zones in Bangladesh where state of the art facilities and one stop services (OSS) are provided. The foreign minister made the urge as the outgoing ambassador of Thailand to Bangladesh Arunrung Phothong Humphreys paid a farewell call on

Amazon unveils payment by hand-waving

WASHINGTON (AFP) Amazon on Tuesday unveiled a new biometric payment system using palm recognition, to be made available to rival retailers and also promoted as a replacement for badge entry at stadiums or workplaces. The system called Amazon One was touted as “a fast, convenient, contactless way for people to use

Establishing share market as main source of funds for industrialization stressed

BSS Stock market stakeholders yesterday said that transparency, accountability and good corporate governance should be ensured to establish the concept that the capital market is the main source of funds for industrialization. They also said that enlistment of good quality companies, product diversification such as creation of bond market and same

Bangladesh receives first Indian parcel train with chilies

BSS Bangladesh on July 13 received the first ever Indian Parcel Train at Benapole carrying 384 tonnes of dry chilies from Indian south-eastern Andhra Pradesh state. The Special Parcel Express (SPE) train consisting of 16 parcel vans traveled a distance over 1372 kilometers from Reddipalem in Guntur of Andhra, known as

Capital’s northern part to be smart city: Atiqul

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on July 13 said the northern part of the capital would become a smart city as his office is working on this, according to BSS. “Areas like Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Niketon get bicycle ride sharing system and as part of that