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Bashundhara Group opens pitch bitumen plant in Keraniganj

Bashundhara Group launched pitch bitumen plant for road carpeting in its business point at Pangaon area in the upazila on Saturday. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal inaugurated the plant as the chief guest. He said Bashundhara Group has produced pitch for road carpeting for the first time in the country. From now on, Bangladesh has no need to import pitch ...

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Eurozone economy picks up despite virus disruption

Business in the 19-country eurozone has picked up in February from a deep slump, particularly in Germany’s big industrial sector, despite disruption from the new coronavirus, a report showed Friday. A survey of business managers by financial firm IHS Markit showed that the economy expanded in February at its fastest rate in six months as services grew and trouble in ...

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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record

Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 23,474.78, shedding bigger early gains. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.2% to 7,159.00 and the Shanghai Composite index picked up 0.5% to 2,989.31. But ...

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Debris found in new Boeing 737 Max fuel tanks

Boeing’s crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new potential safety issue as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines, reports BBC. The head of Boeing’s 737 programme has told employees that the discovery was “absolutely unacceptable”.A Boeing spokesman said the company did not see the issue further delaying ...

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3-day US trade show to begin on Feb 27

Three-day US Trade Show is going to begin on February 27 to showcase high quality and cutting-edge American products and services, reports BSS. Over 50 companies would participate in the trade show scheduled to take place in hotel Sonargaon to display different types of products and services, especially in energy, agro-mechanization, and food and beverage sectors, said a US Embassy ...

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Islamic Relief UK shows the love for the earth

  Islamic Relief UK, as a member of the Climate Coalition, joined the ‘Show the Love’ campaign to highlight the importance of our environment using a green heart to symbolise all that we love but could lose to climate change. As part of the campaign, Islamic Relief UK volunteers had a stall outside the charity’s London office on Lower Marsh, where ...

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 Interview with Muslim Aid’s new Country Director for Bangladesh, Rabeya Sultana.

  Through her work both in the media and with international development organisations, Rabeya has a long track record helping some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged. She now has a strong vision for taking Muslim Aid’s work forwards in Bangladesh. who joined the Muslim Aid family on 15 January 2020.   She joins from HelpAge International Bangladesh, where she was the Country ...

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IBBL MD achieves `CEO of the Year’ award

Md Mahbub ul Alam, managing director and chief executive officer of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, has achieved ‘CEO of the Year 2019’. The award was conferred by UK-based financial intelligence house Cambridge International Financial Advisory.Dr. Sofiza Azmi, CEO of Cambridge IFA handed over the award to Md. Mahbub ul Alam at the 5th Islamic Retail Banking Awards program recently.

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Huawei: US issues new charges of racketeering and theft

The US has expanded its lawsuit against Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giant of a “decades-long” plan to steal technology from US firms, reports BBC. Prosecutors said Huawei had violated the terms of partnerships with US companies and stolen trade secrets such as source code and robot technology.It adds to a list of other charges brought by the US last ...

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Solid earnings send stock indexes higher on Wall Street

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to more record highs. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as investors focused on the latest batch of mostly solid company earnings reports. The latest gains came as worries about the economic impact of the virus outbreak that originated in China continued to subside. ...

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