Entries by euitsols

BCB still waiting for revised health protocol from SLC

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still waiting for directives with a revised health protocol from the Sri Lanka Cricket over the upcoming three-Test tour to the island nation.   According to BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the SLC officials had informed their Bangladeshi counterparts that they had a fruitful meeting with the concerned government authority and…

Vettori, McMillan expected at Dhaka first

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the national team’s spin bowling consultant Danniel Vettori and newly appointed batting consultant Craig McMillan to come to Bangladesh ahead of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. Both Vettori and McMillan were previously expected to travel directly to Sri Lanka from New Zealand and join the Tigers, but BCB CEO…

Govt to pay Tk 2,256.7bn as loan interest in three fiscals

The government will pay an estimated Tk 2,256.7 billion as interest on loans in the next three fiscals including the current one. Of the amount, Tk 638 billion will be paid in 2020-21, Tk 748.9 billion in 2021-22 and Tk 869.8 billion in 2022-23. An official document showed that the government has allocated Tk 582.5…

Regulator fines NRB Equity Tk 10 lakh for breach of rules

Local merchant bank NRB Equity Management has been fined Tk 10 lakh for breach of rules while opening beneficiary owner’s (BO) accounts and handling multiple clients under an omnibus. Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission imposed the fine in a meeting chaired by its Chairman Prof Shibli Rubayet Ul Islam on Wednesday. The stock market regulator…

SMEs need policy support to create more jobs: experts

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need policy support to boost the sector’s contribution towards generating more jobs, experts said. Besides, the banking sector needs to undergo a digital revolution to ensure that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have better access to financing as the sector is constrained by limited funding, they added. They…

DHL Express raises shipment price by 4.9pc

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, yesterday announced a 4.9 per cent increase in shipment rates as part of its annual price adjustment. The new rate will take effect from January 1, 2021, the company said in a press release.  Further, the surcharge for overweight piece and non-stackable pallet will be adjusted to…

Novo Nordisk launches world’s fastest acting insulin in Bangladesh

AK Azad Khan, third from right, president of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, launches the world’s fastest acting insulin by Novo Nordisk at the Hotel InterContinental in Dhaka yesterday. Winnie Estrup Petersen, third from left, Danish ambassador to Bangladesh, and Mihail Briciu, second from right, managing director of Novo Nordisk Bangladesh, were also present. Photo:…

Onions retail at four times the import price

The Khulna-based Sundarban Enterprise received a consignment of 157 tonnes of onion at Bhomra land port on 14 September. It came from AA Enterprise of India. The import price is Tk 25.70 per kg, according to customs documents. The consignment was part of 45,695 tonnes of onion worth Tk 78.24 crore that were imported from…