Gold price changes for fourth time in a week

Jewellers cut gold prices by Tk 1,166 a bhori today

Where to get milk, egg, meat at affordable rates now

Livestock ministry’s sales begin in Dhaka’s 20 places

Simtex Industries ordered to restructure board

The textile company has to replace its existing independent directors with new ones

Nagad offers customers chance to win BMW car

The mega offer went live today and will continue until June 30

Stocks rise again

However, turnover of the DSE fell 18 per cent to Tk 286 crore

FBCCI to request govt to allow import of poultry, beef

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will request the commerce ministry to allow the import of poultry chicken and beef in order to keep the prices of meat under control, said its chief today.

How pandemic accelerated digital transformation in advanced economies

As the world does its best to move on from the pandemic, one of the lasting legacies for many advanced economies has been greater adoption of digital technologies. Working from home is now common, and many companies have expanded online operations.

Dollar slips as Fed outlook shifts

The dollar was under pressure near seven-week lows on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve sounded close to calling time on interest rate hikes, which markets think are more or less over.

DSE inches up, CSE down in morning trade

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose slightly in the morning trade today.



Broiler chicken price to go down by Tk 30-40 per kg: govt

The broiler chicken will be sold at Tk 190-195 per kg at farm level during the month of Ramadan

5h ago

4 companies summoned for selling broiler chicken at high prices

The companies are Kazi Farms, Aftab Bahumukhi Farms Limited, CP Bangladesh and Paragon Poultry and Hatchery Limited.

8h ago

Bangladesh plans to buy aircraft from Airbus

Bangladesh plans to purchase new commercial aircraft from Airbus, a Netherlands-based multinational aerospace company, in order to bolster the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and thereby tap into the growing aviation industry.

14h ago

Payra port to see larger vessels from April

Payra port, the third seaport in Bangladesh, expects to see the arrival of larger ships from the first week of April, according to a statement from the shipping ministry issued yesterday.

14h ago

Health insurance getting popular among local firms

Many companies in Bangladesh now offer group health insurance benefits to their employees in a bid to attract young talents, survive in the competition and comply with regulations, according to industry people. 

15h ago

Country needs a roadmap to become aviation hub

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh should formulate a roadmap considering its geo-strategic advantage to make the country an aviation hub. 

23h ago

Bangladesh, Bhutan sign transit deal

Bangladesh yesterday signed a transit agreement with Bhutan allowing the landlocked South Asian nation to transport its imported and export-oriented goods by using ports, mainly the Mongla seaport.

23h ago

Businesses demand ending red tape

Businesses yesterday demanded that the government bring an end to red tape and simplify rules for businesses to reduce production costs and be more competitive. 

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Global Economy

Global Economy

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates amid global banking turmoil

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, but indicated it was on the verge of pausing further increases in borrowing costs amid recent turmoil in financial markets spurred by the collapse of two US banks

21h ago

Fed mulls more rate hikes

US banks will be paying especially close attention to the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate decision on Wednesday after two weeks of market turmoil over the collapse of three regional lenders.

23h ago

Financial tensions may hit eurozone

Recent financial turbulence could add to “downside risks” in the eurozone, European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde warned Wednesday, while insisting policymakers remained focused on taming sky-high inflation.

23h ago

Indian businesses keen to invest heavily here

Indian businesses showed interest to invest heavily in various sectors of Bangladesh.

1d ago

Russia reports record gas supplies to China via Siberia

Russian energy giant Gazprom said Tuesday it had reached a daily record in gas volumes supplied to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline.

1d ago

Indian businesses keen to invest heavily in Bangladesh

The leaders of Bharat Chamber of Commerce say

2d ago

UBS swallows doomed Credit Suisse

UBS Group emerged as Switzerland’s one and only global bank with a state-backed rescue of its smaller peer Credit Suisse, a risky bet that makes the Swiss economy more dependent on a single lender.

2d ago

Gold tops $2,000 on Credit Suisse buyout

Gold topped $2,000 per ounce for the first time in more than a year on Monday on haven demand as investors fretted over global bank fears despite the buyout of Credit Suisse.

2d ago
Organisation News

Organisation News

Fintech Hub launched to nurture young entrepreneurs

Fintech Hub Bangladesh, a non-commercial initiative, has been launched to help young fintech entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 30 years.

23h ago

StanChart, MSC join hands for digital payment

Standard Chartered Bangladesh recently signed an agreement with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company Bangladesh Limited (MSC) enabling MSC to process local payments with ease.

23h ago

British High Commission, USAID celebrate Bangladesh's progress in maternal and child survival

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and British High Commission (BHC) co-hosted an event celebrating Bangladesh’s progress over the last decade towards ending preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children.

1d ago

Pragati Insurance holds medical camp on back pain

Aimed at raising awareness regarding health issues among the employees, a medical camp on “back pain” was held at a private hospital in Dhaka recently..Pragati Insurance Limited in collaboration with Asgar Ali Hospital organised the camp at the hospital on Sunday..Dr Shamim Md Fuad,

2d ago

Global Money Week celebrations inaugurated

The 11th Anniversary of the Global Money Week celebration was inaugurated today with the theme "Plan Your Money, Plant Your Future" at Daffodil Education Network.

2d ago

Polar Ice Cream ‘Moner Sukhe Aki’ held at Fantasy Kingdom

Concord Entertainment Co Ltd and Dhaka Ice Cream Industries Ltd (Polar Ice Cream) collaborated to host the "Polar Ice Cream Moner Shukhe Aki" art competition for the fourth consecutive year, with the goal of stimulating the creativity of the new generation.

2d ago

NSU celebrates International Day of Mathematics 2023

North South University (NSU) celebrated the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) 2023 on its campus today, organised by NSU's Department of Mathematics and Physics (DMP).

3d ago

Collective efforts needed to ensure water security

A roundtable discussion styled “Accelerating Change: Decentralising the Conversation on Water Stewardship”, organised jointly by Unilever Bangladesh Ltd., Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and WaterAid Bangladesh, was held at a hotel in Chattogram on the occasion of World Water Day 2023.

3d ago
Business Multimedia

Business Multimedia

Why did Moody’s downgrade rating of Bangladesh’s banking sector?

How will banking sector's rating downgrade by Moody's affect Bangladesh economy?

Why are profits of every 7 out of 10 companies dropping?

In today's Straight from Star Newsroom, Khondoker Md Shoyeb along with The Daily Star Reporter Ahsan Habib tries to shed light on the reasons responsible for a fall in profits of Bangladeshi companies

Why is per capita debt rising?

The per capita foreign debt has increased from $257 to $558 within seven years

Why are garment orders getting cancelled?

Are RMG orders going to fall drastically?

What are the conditions attached to IMF's $4.7b loan?

What prompted the Bangladesh government to seek a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and what conditions come with it?