Category: Economy

Leather sector attains steady growth

Timesworld desk: Export earnings from the country’s thriving leather and leather goods sector exceeded the target by 9.64 percent in the first half of the current fiscal, showing a sign of steady growth and long-term…

“The idea behind BRAC is to change systems of inequity”

Timesworld desk: With the announcement of the 2017 edition of the Top 500 NGOs, NGO Advisor decided to launch a series of interviews with executives of organisations that are part of the rankings, ‘the Ivy…

No witch-hunting: new Islami Bank chairman assures staff

Timesworld desk: The new management of Islami Bank will not indulge in any “witch hunting” of its employees, its Chairman Arastoo Khan said yesterday. One can vote for any party, but it must not reflect…

Samsung boss questioned over corruption scandal in S Korea

Timesworld desk: Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong is being questioned at the prosecutor’s office in Seoul as a suspect in South Korea’s biggest political corruption scandal. The firm is accused of giving donations to several non-profit…

Yunus addresses Tata Group CEOs

Timesworld desk: Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus addressed the CEOs and top executives of some 240 Tata companies in India on Monday. They assembled at the Tata Sustainability Conclave Conference on Future-Proof Business in Bhubaneshwar. He…

DSE back in top form

Timesworld desk: The Dhaka bourse is showing good signs of vibrancy, with the turnover crossing the Tk 1,600 crore-mark for the first time in more than five years. Turnover stood at Tk 1,696.94 crore yesterday,…

One-fourth of youth population falling behind: study

Timesworld desk: One-fourth, or 11 million, of the country’s 43.43 million youth population is neither in education nor in the labour force — a concerning number as the society is deprived of their contribution. Males…

Kuakata Mega Beach Carnival begins January 14

Timesworld desk: The first-ever ‘Kuakata Mega Beach Carnival-2017’ is scheduled to begin from January 14 with an aim to make the country’s southern sandy beach more familiar and popular to the tourists from and abroad….

No changes in sharia banking practices

Timesworld desk: The recent reshuffle in the board of Islami Bank will not lead to any change in its core banking practices based on sharia law, Arastoo Khan, the new chairman of the bank, said…

Both DSE, CSE up at opening

Timesworld desk: Both the bourses –the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) — witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday. The benchmark index of the premier bourse, DSEX…