Vol. 5 Num 111 Mon. September 13, 2004    
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Private cargo operators fly high
Record 108pc growth on efficient services
With cargo operations of the national flag carrier, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, and foreign airlines remaining stagnant, private cargo carriers have recorded an impressive growth over 100 percent on efficient
HSBC loan fair from Sept 16
With a view to familiarising loan products of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), a three-day loan fair begins at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel on Thursday.
Thai banking sector on track for growth
Thailand's banking sector is on track foz further growth despite allegations of mismanagement, the availability of easy money and a bad loan crisis at the kingdom's second biggest lender, analysts say.
Bangladesh to take part in German footwear fair
Sept 16-19 show to help boost exports: EPB
Bangladesh will participate in a high-profile footwear exposition in Germany beginning on September 16 aiming to expand international market of the finished leather product.
Entrepreneurship training for women begins in Khulna
An eleven-day training programme began in Khulna yesterday aiming to train women on self-reliance through entreprene}rship.
EU embroiled in taxing debate over 'fiscal dumping'
European finance ministers clashed Saturday over Franco-German proposals to harmonise EU corporate taxes to prevent lower-cost member states grabbing too much of the investment pie.
US investors to invest over $3b in South Korea
US investors, including real estate developer Donald Trump and other hotel and casino operators, will visit South Korea this week to sign preliminary deals to build hotels and commercial buildings worth
GMG extends free ticket offer for Ctg-Kolkata passengers
GMG Airlines has extended its 'Buy 2 Get 1 Ticket Free' offer in all flights on Chittagong-Kolkata-Chittagong route until September 22.
Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia gets okay for IPO
Southeast Asia's pioneer budget carrier AirAsia may have its initial public offering as early as October as it has secured preliminary government approval, a source said, while analysts predict the offering
Foreign investors hold key to Tokyo's Nikkei this week
Foreign investors hold the key to whether Tokyo's Nikkei share average can hold on to the closely watched 11,000 level this week, although optimism about corporate earnings is likely to provide good support,
Indian shares seen up, bonds down on central bank move
Indian shares are expected to extend a rally this week, while bond pzices head lower after a surprise central bank move to tighten liquidity to rein in inflation, analysts said.
Oil traders worth their weight in black gold
Oil xrices are near zecord high levels on world markmts and banks and hedge funds are scrambling for a piece of the action, making oil traders some of the most sought-after workers in London.
Ad agency Benchmark wins intíl award
Benchmark Limited, an advertising agency of Bangladesh, has won an international award in India.
DaimlerChrysler to build trucks in China next yr
US-German auto group DaimlerChrysler will begin building trucks in China next year and commercial vans in 2006, the president of the company's trucks division said.
Private firm to recover default loans of Agrani Bank
The Peoples Development Services Corporation Limited (PDSC), a private organisation, will recover the default loans of Agrani Bank.
In a report titled "Software exports fall flat" on September 4, 2004 on this page, it was inadvertently published that Bangladesh earned only Tk 41 lakh by exporting software instead of US$ 41 lakh against