Deep-sea resources largely untapped | The Daily Star

Bangladesh can catch fish from the Bay of Bengal up to 660 kilometers, but its trawlers only fish 60 kilometers due to lack of facilities. For example, in 2016, the country captured only 95,000 tonnes of fish against 8 million tonnes from India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand from the Gulf of Bengal. Bangladeshi trawlers […]

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Overheated onion market likely to cool down in 2 weeks

The prices of onion, an essential kitchen vegetable, are expected to decline in the next two weeks with the arrival of new crops, which will relieve consumers. Onion prices have reached their peak, with consumers buying it at 80 or 100 Tk due to recent flooding and reduced exports from neighboring India to maintain its […]

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Uber’s top European dealmaker to step down

Uber Technologies Inc.'s first European negotiator withdraws from his role, the latest in a series of management changes at ride-hoiling service. The US company announced Wednesday that Fraser Robinson would step down as chief executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), but would continue to play the role of Senior consultant of the […]

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Exports retain momentum | The Daily Star

Exports maintained their growth rate in November at $ 3.06 billion thanks to increased shipments of clothing, jute and jute, frozen fish and shoes. Last month's receipts rose 6.22% over the same month last year, when Bangladesh shipped goods worth $ 2.88 billion, according to the Export Promotion Bureau. Dynamics also helped exports to break […]

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Global ICT awards ceremony kicks off in Dhaka

Innovative projects with the ability to solve social problems will be recognized at an international ICT awards ceremony. The Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and the ICT Division jointly organize the four days of the APICTA Dhaka Awards that kicked off yesterday in the capital of the country. Radisson Blu Hotel. APICTA […]

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Agri-cards helping farmers buy inputs

A specially designed debit card now helps farmers avoid banking queues and hassles related to the purchase of agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and equipment, according to experts. The daily Bangla Prothom Alo, in cooperation with CARE, organized the roundtable on "Expanding Agricultural Loans from the Bank to Small Farmers" at the newspaper's […]

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WB gives $150m to help upgrade 4 land ports

Bangladesh yesterday signed a $ 150 million financing agreement with the World Bank to modernize infrastructure, systems and procedures related to trade. The government will establish a national single window, which will allow traders to submit all import, export and transit information required by Customs and other key regulatory agencies via a single electronic portal […]

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Female employees on the decline

The number of women employed decreased from 13.10% to 5.07 million in Bangladesh last year compared to 2013, mainly due to the closure of outsourcing companies in the garment sector, according to a new survey. The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) study showed that there were 5.51 million women in 2013. Four years ago, […]

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Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high

Bitcoin extended its staggering rally on Wednesday, surpassing $ 12,000 to a record high despite questions about the true value of cryptocurrency and worries about a dangerous bubble. Bitcoin received a boost after Friday's announcement by the leading US derivatives regulator that CME Group Inc. and CBOE Global Markets would be allowed to list Bitcoin […]

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