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UK businesses look for opportunities in Bangladesh

Representational image Dhaka, Jun 18 : A delegation of British-Bangladeshi businesspersons is exploring investment opportunities in Bangladesh. The areas being explored include ICT, garments, manufacturing, infrastructure, engineering, construction, logistics, banking, financial services and other consumer sectors. A 23-member trade mission by the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI) visited BIDA’s offices on Tuesday. The mission hopes to further ...

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Asian markets mixed ahead of central banks’ rate decisions

Photo : A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Singapore, Jun 18 : Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as caution set in ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 eased 0.7% to 20,972.71 while South Korea’s Kospi ...

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Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Photo: Customers wait on a long check out line at a Target store in San Francisco on Saturday, June 15, 2019. San Francisco, Jun 16 : A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father’s Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented ...

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Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

Photo: Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo Co., the Japanese company operating one of two oil tankers attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, shows a photo of the attacked oil tanker during a news conference Friday, June 14, 2019, in Tokyo. Seoul, Jun 15 : The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week ...

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Bangladesh Caterers Association organised a press conference  on 13th of June at LBPC office in East London.

  BCA Says Its Campaign With The Migration Advisory Committee Has Been Recognised Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) welcomes the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for an end to restrictions preventing those offering a take-away service from employing chefs outside the EU. BCA is a not-for-profit organization, representing over 12,000 British Bangladeshi restaurants and takeaways in the UK since 1960. It ...

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Asian shares mixed over concerns about oil tankers, trade

Photo : In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 13. Tokyo, June 14 : Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil ...

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UK unemployment rate holds at 45-year low

British unemployment has held at a 45-year low, official data showed Tuesday, despite headwinds from Brexit and the slowing global economy. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in the three months to April — the lowest level since the final quarter of 1974, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. The reading was unchanged from the ...

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Asian shares rise as Trump plans to meet Chinese leader

Photo: A driver waits in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Tokyo, Jun 11 : Asian shares rose Tuesday as investor jitters over trade eased after President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei ...

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Leather sector export takes a heat as ‘tanneries relocated to Savar’

Dhaka, Jun 10 : The export of leather products is showing a downward trend as many tanners could not yet turn their business around after the relocation of tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area to a leather industrial estate in Savar. The export volume declined by 9.08 percent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year compared to ...

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US leaves door open to China on trade talks at G20

The United States is open to further negotiations with China on their ongoing trade battle but any potential deal will wait until the two leaders meet at the end of the month, Washington’s top finance official said Saturday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned ...

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