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Hopes for better business climate

Hopes for better business climate

Bangladesh's business environment looks set to improve in the next five years, according to a global ranking report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) yesterday. The EIU in its Business Environment Rankings graded Bangladesh as the 69th investor-friendly location among 82 nations for 2014-18 as the country advanced by two notches from the...

Awesome Neymar

Awesome Neymar

Barcelona superstar Neymar thumped four goals past Japan in a spectacular solo performance as Brazil hammered the Asian champions 4-0 in Singapore on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Barcelona forward was a class apart at Singapore's national stadium as he scored all of Brazil's goals and nearly provided more in front of a sell-out crowd. Neymar underlined...

FRIENDLY MATCH IN SINGAPORE

Neymar quadruple thrashes Japan

Neymar quadruple thrashes Japan

Neymar scored all four goals in a sumptuous display for Brazil as the five-times world champions routed an under-strength Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday to maintain Dunga's perfect start since returning as coach. The Brazilian skipper took his impressive tally to 40 goals in 58 matches after his strikes against...

Bangladesh Investment Summit

Bangladesh impresses investors

Bangladesh impresses investors

Last month, Standard Chartered Bank and City Bank organised a daylong conference to promote the investment case for Bangladesh on the world stage. Titled the Bangladesh Investment Summit, it was attended by representatives from prominent global financial firms, and The Daily Star was the media partner of the event. This is the third...

Mount Elizabeth growing stronger in healthcare

Mount Elizabeth growing stronger in healthcare

Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore has continued its stellar growth in the past 35 years to become one of the most well-respected and famous brands for healthcare providers in the country and region. Officials of the hospital -- one of the four owned by Parkway Pantai in the city state -- credited its exceptional...

Panasonic starts selling vegetable in Singapore

Panasonic starts selling vegetable in Singapore

Japan's Panasonic Corp, best known for its television sets and home theatre systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce. A unit of the electronics conglomerate last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in...

Singapore launches jobs website favouring locals

Singapore on Monday launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals. The Workforce Development Agency said the "Jobs Bank" website will match employment opportunities with profiles of locals seeking employment or a change of jobs. From August 1, companies needing professional workers must advertise on the site for at least 14 days before they can seek an employment pass for a foreigner from the Ministry of Manpower. This...

Safety steps could save 2 Bangladeshi workers: Singapore court

Safety steps could save 2 Bangladeshi workers: Singapore court

A fatal industrial accident involving two Bangladeshi nationals who fell from height in Singapore could have been avoided if safe work methods had been practiced, said a coroner yesterday. State Coroner Marvin Bay was giving his findings into the deaths of construction workers Rajib Md Abdul Hannan, 24, and Abinash Roy, 28, who fell...

'The brain ages faster' when sleep compromised

'The brain ages faster' when sleep compromised

The brain of older people ages faster when they have shortness of sleep, reports Medical News Today quoting researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. The research on healthy adults aged 55 years and older, published in the journal Sleep, used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological assessment to investigate changes in the brain...

ABB shows ways of reliable power

ABB shows ways of reliable power

The power sector should have compact substations equipped with state-of-the-art switchgear technology to save significant space and execution time in offering technical solutions, analysts said. They spoke at a recent seminar organised by a leading power and automation company—ABB—in Dhaka. Over 125 customers and stakeholders from Bangladesh and ABB delegates from different countries, including Switzerland,...

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