Bangladesh’s shops, malls to remain shut till 9 April

Bangladesh Shop Owners Association has extended the closure of all shops and shopping malls in the country, except kitchen markets, grocery stores, super shops and pharmacies, to 9 April to contain ...

US media outlets plead for urgent relief

The ailing news industry, struggling during a pandemic-induced economic slump, is pressing for new government relief as media outlets scramble to keep covering the health crisis.

‘Coronavirus: Nearly 20m people become jobless in Bangladesh’

Though the restriction of movement and general holidays are helping the nation contain the spread of deadly coronavirus, economists fear it will have a huge adverse impact on the livelihoods of ...

Buyers cancel orders worth $2.87 billion: BGMEA

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Monday said buyers have so far cancelled orders worth US$ 2.87 billion following the outbreak of coronavirus, reports UNB.

Govt must have a six-month or one-year plan: Mirza Azizul Islam

Mirza Azizul Islam is a former finance adviser to the caretaker government. He now teaches at BRAC University. The country has been seeing a sort of lockdown since 26 March due to the coronavirus ...

Commodities abundant, buyers few, prices plummet in wholesale market

Commodities stream into Khatunganj, one of the largest wholesale hubs in the country, but buyers are dwindling in number

Edotco appoints new country managing director

Group Sdn Bhd (“edotco”), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services provider, announced the appointment of Ricky Steyn as the new country managing director of edotco Bangladesh

FBCCI lauds Bangladesh Bank’s liquidity measures

FBCCI president Sheikh Fazle Fahim on Monday termed the central bank’s decision to buy Treasury bills and bonds from banks and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) to deal with any liquidity ...

Home work triggers demand jump for laptops, network goods

With more employees working from home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, demand is surging for laptops and network peripherals as well as components along the supply chain such as chips, as ...

Corona cripples tour operators

The tourism industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Most trips, tours and bookings are being cancelled. President of the Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) Md Rafeuzzaman ...

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