Bangladesh’s Eastern Bank all set to operate in China’s Guangzhou

by Liu Chuntao, Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh’s leading Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) is all set to open its representative office in China’s Guangzhou province, according to the bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ali Reza Iftekhar. He said the bank is expanding its footprint in Southeast Asia with its sights […]

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At least 4 wedding guests killed as boat sinks in NE Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept. 25 (NsNewsWire) — At least four wedding guests have been killed after a boat capsized in a wetland in northeastern Bangladesh, a police official said, reports Xinhua.   Local sources said search continued for several people missing after the incident.   The boat was carrying at least 20 wedding guests along the wetland, known as Kaliakutha […]

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Bangladesh expects 1 bln USD development project assistance from AIIB

Bangladesh expects to receive 1 billion U.S. dollars in loans from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to strengthen its efforts for implementation of its various development projects, reports Xinhua. Bangladeshi Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam Monday in a press conference made the announcement in Dhaka. He said the AIIB loan issue was discussed in […]

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Bangladesh’s main bourse dips below 5,000-point mark

Bangladesh’s main Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Wednesday plunged below the 5,000-point mark, reports Xinhua.   Dhaka stocks suffered a blow on Wednesday for the second consecutive day with its prime index dipping to 32-month low, as worried investors sold shares fearing further fall.   DSEX, the benchmark index of the prime bourse, dipped 75.79 points or 1.51 percent on the […]

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Bangladesh discusses electricity import from neighbors

The Bangladeshi government has been talking about importing electricity from its four neighbors to meet the growing local demand, reports Xinhua.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said talks are underway to import electricity from Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal.   Meanwhile, she said Bangladesh is importing 600 MW of power from India through trans-border grid […]

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Pakistan FM’s Telephonic Call with Bangladesh FM

DHAKA, Sept. 3 (NsNewsWire) — Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen today to discuss the current situation in the IOK. The Foreign Minister apprised his Bangladeshi counterpart of the illegal and unilateral actions of India to alter the disputed status of […]

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More than 60,000 cases due to dengue reported in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Aug. 25 (NsNewsWire) — The number of dengue cases has risen to 63,514 cases, with 169 deaths reported in Bangladesh, a state agency reported Sunday.    In its dengue monitoring report released on Sunday, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health said after reviewing 80 deaths the government’s Institute of Epidemiology, […]

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Dhaka-based PPD Organises Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population & Development and PPD Governance next month in Tunis

DHAKA, Aug. 23 (NsNewsWire) –Bangladesh-based Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is going to organize the 16th International Inter-Ministerial ‘Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population & Development and PPD Governance Meetings (33rd Executive Committee Meeting, 24th Annual Board Meeting and Annual Partner Country Coordinators Meeting) from 2 – 5 September 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia. PPD, […]

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AIIB Becomes a Member of the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organizations

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (NsNewsWire) — The Ethics Network of Multilateral Organizations (ENMO) has approved the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for membership.  “Membership in ENMO demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in our operations,” said Chief Ethics Officer Tony Wan of AIIB, a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and […]

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