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Selling spree pulls bourses down

DHAKA, Nov 4, 2019 (BSS) – Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) bounced back to the downbeat leaving behind the positive vibe of previous session as the risk-averse investors continued their selling spree. Read More »

Africa watch: Morocco tourism gains momentum

By Hugo Bourhis UN, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The crème de la crème of Hollywood was in Marrakech, Morocco, for the wedding of British movie star Idris Elba in April this year. Elba tied the knot with his Canadian model girlfriend, former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre, at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel, an exquisite Alhambra-style hotel. Read More »

Govts launch 294 reforms to make doing business easier: WB

Regulation exists to protect workers, public safety, businesses, and investments. But inefficient or inadequate regulation can stifle entrepreneurial activity and business growth and impact the ease of doing business. It takes over 200 hours to complete export border requirements for maritime transport in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. In contrast, it takes only 10 hours in Singapore. Border compliance costs for ... Read More »

IBBL organizes RDS Clients’ Get-together & Fair in Nawabgonj

Dhaka South Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized Clients’ Get-together & Fair as part of its Rural Development Scheme (RDS) Campaign at Nawabgonj Branch premises on 19 October 2019. Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank addressed the program as chief guest. Md. Mahboob Alam, Head of Agent Banking Division of the bank was present in the program ... Read More »

South rejects US memo on Special & Differential Treatment

Geneva, Oct (D. Ravi Kanth) – More than 50 developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (16 October) rejected the US Presidential Memorandum for bringing about differentiation/graduation among developing countries for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told the SUNS. Read More »

It happens only in India

Sudhirendar Sharma Mention of a railway journey invites memories of the good, and not-so-good travel experiences over time. More than the destination, it is the sheer experience of being on the train journey that replays through awful encounters, amusing anecdotes, and avoidable follies. Yet, there is something compelling that continues to entice people to persist with their train journeys, quite ... Read More »