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BD beats Asia-Pacific region in export growth

Riding on the robust growth of garment exports, Bangladesh outperformed the other Asia-Pacific countries in merchandise shipments between 2010 and 2015, according to the latest report by the UNESCAP. During the period, Bangladesh’s exports grew 14 percent while the average export growth of the Asia-Pacific region was 7.5 percent, according to the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2016. The report ... Read More »

No way to fight corruption without independent media’

            Barbara Trionfi is the Executive Director of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of journalists, editors and media executives in nearly 100 countries. Her field of expertise covers different areas related to press freedom and freedom of expression. Ms Trionfi is Italian by birth and presently lives with her family in Austria. ... Read More »

1971 Martyrs: PM to honour 2,000 Indian soldiers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to confer honours on around 2,000 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in battles against the Pakistan occupation forces during the Liberation War in 1971, reports The Daily Star A highly placed source at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday told The Daily Star that the premier would hand over gifts to the families of ... Read More »

Mamata ‘not keen’ on Teesta treaty

The Chief Minister of Indian state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, is unlikely to give her support for the much-awaited Teesta water-sharing treaty between Dhaka and New Delhi, according to the Indian media reports. The issue of signing of the Teesta water sharing treaty is likely to come up for discussion when Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina meets her Indian counterpart ... Read More »

Minor girls being trafficked from BD to India Indian police have stumbled up on a human trafficking racket that spans from Bangladesh to India’s West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi, police said on Thursday. “Investigation has revealed that Biswas often rows a boat across the Kopotakkho river into Bangladesh to pick up girls aged between 10 and 15. These girls are then trafficked into India and dispatched ... Read More »

Online cattle sales show signs of promise

Muhammad Zahidul Islam, The Daily Star About a dozen e-commerce sites and meat brands are selling sacrificial cattle online and offering home delivery, enabling people to have a hassle-free Eid this time. Some companies have gone a step further, slaughtering the animals on behalf of the customers and distributing meat to the addresses provided. Online shopping portals are selling cattle ... Read More »

India-BD gas pipeline on the cards

In an attempt to boost mutual cooperation in the energy sector, India is planning to build an oil and gas pipeline with Bangladesh, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister of India Dharmendra Pradhan said yesterday. Pradhan said he had a very fruitful discussion on energy cooperation with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his recent visit to the country, according to ... Read More »

BD ranks among riskiest countries for business

London-based Maplecroft releases Civil Unrest Index report Bangladesh is one of the top extremely risky countries, susceptible to protests, mass demonstrations and violence, according to rankings by a London-based risk analysis company. The country ranked sixth in the top extremely risky country category in the latest quarterly Civil Unrest Index (CUI), devised by Verisk Maplecroft. Bangladesh is however in ... Read More »

UK’s economic performance ‘very strong’, but risks remain : IMF

BBC Online The UK’s recent growth, employment progress and deficit reduction have been “strong”, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Underlying economic vulnerabilities have been addressed, and steady growth looks set to continue, it said. But high household debt, a “strikingly large” trade deficit and high government debt are still risks to the economy. It also warned about uncertainty ... Read More »

Oil slumps to near 7-yr low on OPEC inaction, dollar

Crude oil futures tumbled to their lowest in nearly seven years on Monday after OPEC failed to address a growing supply glut, while a stronger dollar made it more expensive to hold crude positions, reports Brent and US crude futures fell as much 5 percent in belated reaction to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) policy meeting on Friday which ended ... Read More »