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Foreign trade instt still limping on manpower dearth, fund crisis
After more than one and a half years of establishment, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) is still limping due to manpower shortage and financial problem.
Opec may allow pumping above limits
Opec may agree at its meeting next week to allow members informally to pump above official oil output limits to cool scorching prices, the cartel's president said on Saturday.
Australia optimistic about FTA talks with China
Free trade agreement negotiations between Australia and China were likely to go ahead with Canberra granting the communist nation market economy status, Prime Minister John Howard said Sunday.
China warns against hasty safeguards on textile exports
China has cautioned its peers against any hasty implementation of safeguard mechanisms to restrict its booming textile exports, warning such measures would run counter to free trade principles.
Labour shortage ups prospect of 'guest workers' for Australia
Australia is considering issuing special visas to "guest workers" from Asia and the Pacific to counter a chronic labour shortage, despite concerns the plan threatens to undermine the nation's egalitarian
Transcom Electronics eyes 50pc growth in 05
Relying on new product range and aggressive marketing, Transcom Electronics, the country's leading consumer electronic company, has chalked out an ambitious 50 percent growth target in 2005, an annual
Viyellatex becomes distributor of Marks & Spencer
Viyellatex Group has become the first direct Bangladesh knit composite unit of Marks and Spencer, a leading retailer of clothing and homeware of the UK.
Qatar Airways Doha-Jakarta non-stop flights launched
Qatar Airways has launched non-stop flights between Doha and Jakarta for the first time to meet the growing demand for direct services.
Office bearers of accounting technicians' assoc
AK Abdul Matin and Munir Ahmed have been elected chairman and general secretary of the Dhaka chapter of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Bangladesh for the year 2005.
New office bearers of jute spinners' assoc
Shabbir Yusuf, managing director of M/s Faridpur Jute Fibres Ltd, Dhaka has been elected chairman of Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association (BJSA) for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 terms.
Oman, US look to free trade pact before year-end
Oman and the United States said Saturday they hoped to conclude a free trade agreement before year's end as Muscat sought to ease Saudi concerns about bilateral deals between Gulf partners and Washington.
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