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Bangladesh moves forward as production hub

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Though often described as one of the least developed countries in South Asia, Bangladesh has overcome significant challenges to become a production hub for international companies that want to enjoy the cheap labor and other facilities the country has to offer. During my recent one-week stay in Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to visit some of the country's major factories and Export Processing Zones (EPZ), where thousands of Bangladeshis work to make a living. maids from BDWith its population of over 160 mil...

Tripartite meet on non-performing loans by BB, BIAC and ABB

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A Tripartite meeting between Bangladesh Bank (BB), Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB) and Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) was held on 12 April 2018 at the Bangladesh Bank Head Office to find out ways to strengthen the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system to settle large number of pending cases in the banking sector. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank. From Association of Bankers Bangladesh, Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Chairman, Mr. Sohail R.K. Hossain, Vice Chairman, Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, Secretary General participated in the discussion. Mr. Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, CEO of BIAC, led BIAC team and took part in the discussion. Mr. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank emphasi...

BD eyes settlement in $ 66m cyber heist

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An Ecuadorian bank and Wells Fargo have reached an out-of-court settlement over a 2015 cyber heist, providing a possible precedent for the Bangladesh central bank’s planned suit to recover $66 million still lost in one of the world’s biggest such cases. A suit by Ecuador’s Banco del Austro against Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) was quietly settled in February, less than a month before a trial date was set, and the U.S. district court in Manhattan sealed all discussions, according to court documents. No other major media has reported the settlement.

Fast fashion industry at risk from bank trouble

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Fast fashion is at risk of hitting a speed bump if a looming crisis sweeps through Bangladesh’s banking sector. Financial institutions in the south Asian nation face a credit crunch following mass deposit withdrawals in March and soaring levels of non-performing loans. Analysts and investors fear a full-blown crisis could spill over into Bangladesh’s strongest link to the global economy — the production of textiles and ready-made garments for fast fashion brands and retailers such as H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Zara, Walmart and Target. “Although the loan book composition across commercial banks in Bangladesh tends to vary

Azim Group Global Steel launched

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Azim Group, a multi-national garments holding company based in Bangladesh, recently has launched an enterprise- ‘Global Steel and Engineering Limited’ at Shailabil, Paruhala, Dhamrai, Dhaka. With the launch of the enterprise, Azim group sets its footprint into the steel industry. Azim Group is one of the pioneers in garments industry of Bangladesh. It has been exporting readymade garments to various markets of the world including USA, Europe, South America, Russia, Japan, China and Australia. AMI_6898To step into anothe...

NBR to organize ‘Halkhata’ on April 14

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 National Board of Revenue (NBR) will organise 'Halkhata Day' marking Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year.

"As April 14 is a public holiday, the NBR will begin its Bengali New Year celebration programme the next day (April 15)," NBR Chairman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told journalists at his office here on Tuesday, reports BSS. bangladeshNBR is going to organize 'Halkhata Day' for the second time as it first observed day last...