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Bus owners in a tight spot

Bus operators in Bangladesh are losing Tk 500 crore every day as they have been off the road because of the lockdown, which may turn many owners into loan defaulters as their income has fallen to zero.

A banner week for stocks

Low interest on bank deposits has driven savers away from the banking sector and encouraged them to invest in stocks, which is why the market index has been on a rising trend for the last eight days amid an ongoing nationwide lockdown.

LafargeHolcim profit doubles in Q1 on higher sales

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh said yesterday its profit almost doubled in the first quarter of 2021, riding on a staggering 23 per cent growth in sales amid the pandemic.

WB to help create better jobs

The World Bank and the government of Bangladesh yesterday signed a $250 million financing agreement to help create more and better jobs, recover faster from the pandemic and build resilience to future crisis.

Asia markets rebound after Wall Street rally

Asian markets clawed back the week’s losses on Thursday after Wall Street overnight broke a two-day dip that had been sparked by Covid-19 jitters and valuation fears.

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