Multi-currency exchange rate can lessen exporters' earnings losses

Bangladesh lost $380 million on its exports last fiscal year due to fluctuations in the dollar and euro, an expert said yesterday.


Strong CAG office a must to fight financial irregularities

The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) can help the government better fight financial irregularities involving taxpayer money if it is equipped with adequate workforce and administrative assistance.


Toyota books record first-quarter earnings

Toyota Motor Corp said it "can't be optimistic" about profitability in China, the world's biggest auto market, where slowing growth is forcing the Japanese manufacturer to cut prices and offer buying

Samsung fights to save mobile market share

For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market.

Pacific trade deal nearing completion despite delay: Kerry

Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a vast free-trade pact are "nearing completion" of a landmark agreement, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, days after delegates failed to seal the deal

Brazil presents another hurdle in Monsanto's bid for Syngenta

Seed giant Monsanto Co's unwanted takeover bid with Switzerland's Syngenta AG would face strong resistance in Brazil should it go forward, farmers and lawyers said, a hurdle that could delay or force

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Stock manipulator jailed for two years

The special tribunal for capital market cases yesterday sentenced a man to two years in prison for illegally influencing the stockmarket through blogs and websites -- a first in Bangladesh.

Rains damage crops

Heavy rains and cyclone Komen have affected crops on 1.17 lakh hectares of land, raising risks of losses for farmers, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension or DAE.

Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still

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