Volume 4 Number 328 Fri. April 30, 2004    
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Small poultry farms going bankrupt
A third of the farms out of production
More than a third of the country's small poultry farms have gone out of production since January in the wake of bird flu rumour, farm owners said.
Withdraw import duty on spare parts
Carton, accessories manufacturers ask govt in budget proposal
Corrugated carton and accessories manufacturers have demanded withdrawal of import duty on spare parts and cancel the bank guarantee provision for raw materials import.
World economic growth seen fastest in 16 years
World economic growth is likely to accelerate this year to 4.
Malaysia to sign Tifa with US May 10
Malaysia will sign a bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa) with the United States on May 10, International Trade and Industry Minister Rafidah Aziz said in remarks published Thursday.
Main S Korea party plans laws to boost market
South Korea's new majority party plans economy-boosting laws to introduce class action suits, soften limits on fund investment in stocks and ease rules on liquidating firms, the party leader said yesterday.
BB floats new refinance scheme Sunday to help small businesses
Bangladesh Bank introduces a special refinance programme on Sunday for banks and financial institutions to promote small enterprises, which do not have access to bank loans and are also out of any kind
Danish trade team due on May 11
A business delegation from Denmark will arrive here on May 11 on a two-day visit to Bangladesh to explore trade and investment opportunities here.
GSP Finance declares 33pc dividend
GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited, a non-banking financial institution, has declared 33 percent dividend for the shareholders for the year 2003.
GP offers SMS-based services for Vanik card holders
GrameenPhone Ltd (GP) and Vanik Bangladesh Limited have signed an agreement to offer financial services through SMS (short message services) for their clients.
Office of Registrar Joint Stock Cos to be computerised
SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) and Australia have undertaken a project to computerise the office of the Registrar Joint Stock Companies (RJSC).
New office bearers of fruit exporters' assoc
Md Farid Uddin Ahmed and SM Jahangir Hussain have been elected president and general secretary of Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetables & Allied Products Exporters' Association, says a press release.
Southeast Bank signs deal with CDBL to demat shares
Southeast Bank Limited has signed an agreement with Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL), the service provider of the central depository system (CDS), for dematerialisation of its paper shares.
New chairman of SIBL
Kamaluddin Ahmed was elected new chairman of Social Investment Bank Limited (SIBL) at the bank's board meeting held in Dhaka on Monday.
Dnata Airport Operations gets ISO 14001 certification
Dnata Airport Operations has been awarded the ISO 14001 for its environmental management system implemented across its operations at Dubai International Airport, says a press release.
HSBC donations for leukaemia patients
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Limited in Bangladesh donated Tk 200,000 to the Children Leukaemia Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) to help cancer stricken children in Bangladesh.
Economic summit points to cost of EU membership
Participants at an economic summit here pointed Thursday to the sacrifices ex-communist countries had made to join the European Union on May 1, as some 2,000 anti-globalisation protestors demonstrated
Big business gives thumbs up
The European Union's historic expansion to former communist countries will benefit old and new members alike, business leaders said Wednesday, dismissing the wariness of ordinary people in both old and
NZ urges ban on fishing subsidies at WTO talks
New Zealand called Wednesday for a complete ban on all state subsidies deemed to encourage over-fishing by the world's fleets, but major fishing nations such as Japan and South Korea firmly rejected the