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UK employment hits another record high

The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show. Unemployment was little-changed in the three-month period at 1.36 million.   The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975.   Weekly average earnings went ...

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UK retail sales bounce back in January

Retail sales bounced back sharply in January, rising by 1% on the previous month, official figures showed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods sold rose by 1%, after falling by 0.7% in December, with discounts in clothing helping to boost sales.   Compared with a year ago, retail sales were 4.2% higher in January.   ...

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29 Bangladeshi apparel makers take part in Paris Texworld

A total of 29 Bangladeshi apparel, fabric and leather manufacturers took part in the four-day Texworld or Apparel Sourcing Paris that ended in Paris on Thursday.   Additional Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh visited the show and appreciated Bangladeshi entrepreneurs. Dilara Begum, Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy in France, was also there.  Combined with Apparel Sourcing and Leatherworld, a total ...

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Food industry warns Gove on Brexit ‘crisis’

The UK food industry has threatened to stop co-operating with government policy consultations, saying it is busy trying to stave off the “catastrophic impact” of a no-deal Brexit. The warning came in a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove from more than 30 business leaders.   They said it looked “ever more the likeliest outcome” that the UK would leave ...

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FBCCI Election will be held on 27 April

Election Board and Election Appeal Board formed Election of the Board of Directors (2019-2021) of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will be held on 27 April 2019.   The Election Board and the Election Appeal Board was formed on 26 January, 2019 at the Board Meeting of FBCCI and the election schedule was published on ...

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WELSH BUSINESS SHARES TOP TIPS FOR EXPORTING IN NEW PODCAST SERIES

Department for International Trade launches new podcast with leading UK entrepreneurs to explore why exporting is GREAT for business The six-part podcast series is hosted by Nick Hewer, Lord Sugar’s former adviser on The Apprentice Exports of goods from Wales increased by 3.0% to £16.9 billion in the year ending September 2018 Cardiff-based technology firm Sure Chill will feature in ...

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UK plays down concerns over Brexit as Sony quits HQ

The British government on Wednesday played down concerns that Brexit is scaring away businesses after Sony said it was moving its European headquarters to the Netherlands amid a bitter political stalemate in London.   With just over two months to go until the scheduled date of Brexit on March 29, and with no divorce deal in place, Britain faces the ...

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Honda launches new bikes in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL) on Friday launched two new models of motorcycle for the country’s market at a ceremony in the city. The company’s managing director and CEO Yuichiro Ishii launched the bikes — Honda Livonia and Dream Neo—both of 110cc at Bangabandhu International Conference Center.   During the inauguration ceremony, Yuichiro Ishii said the two models are well-established ...

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Trade war delaying Chinese automaker’s US plans

Photo: The GAC Entranze concept electric vehicle is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Detroit, Mich. Detroit, Jan 15 : The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor’s plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company President Yu Jun, speaking at Detroit’s North American International ...

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Month-long Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair starts today

The 24th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has kicked off on Wednesday at the Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, adjacent to Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka. President M Abdul Hamid inaugurated the month-long fair organised jointly by the Commerce Ministry and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on Tuesday wishing success of ...

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