Stocks

Weekly review: Bangladesh’s stocks break 4-week gaining spell

Bangladesh’s stocks edges slightly lower last week, breaking four-week gaining spell, as investors were cautious amid mixed corporate earnings news and concern over monetary policy statement

Apparel

Bangladesh forms panel for Swan Garment workers' pay

Bangladesh's junior labour minister Mujibul Haque Chunnu has said that a committee has been formed to take steps to clear the dues of Swan Garments workers

Treasury

Indian Rupee down 7 paise against US dollar in early trade

Indian rupee fell by 7 paise to 63.98 a dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Thursday as the American currency strengthened overseas after the Federal Reserve upgraded its outlook on the US economy.

Business

EU lifts sanctions on two Iranian oil producers

The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list, the first such action since Iran reached a nuclear agreement with world powers earlier this month.

Sports

Rain relents in Mirpur, field inspection at 1:30pm

Though the rain relents in Mirpur, water on covers. So, the match authorities decide to inspect the field at 1:30pm to decide the fate of Day 3 play which was delayed

Environment

Komen crosses Ctg coast, turns as land depression

Bangladesh’s maritime ports advised to lower danger signal No 7 but instead hoist local cautionary signal No 3as cyclonic storm “Komen” crosses Chittagong coast and now lies over Noakhali and adjoining areas as a land depression

Offbeat

This brainy pooch can solve maths problems faster than a toddler

A two-year-old brainy dog in the UK can solve maths problems faster than a toddler due to his special talent for sorting shapes, recognising numbers and knowing around 60 different commands.

Education

Bangladesh takes Indian tips on civil servants’ selection

Bangladesh’s Public Civil Service Commission (PSC) chairman Ekram Ahmed yesterday met India’s Union Minister Jitendra Singh and discussed the Indian system of recruitment of civil servants.