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Incorporate more projects in PRSP to spur rural economy
Local NGO urges govt
As poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) is going to be finalised in May, a local research and development organisation yesterday asked the government to incorporate more projects in the paper focusing
Asia needs trillion dollars to boost infrastructure: Study
Asia-Pacific developing economies led by China need to invest more than one trillion US dollars over the next five years to upgrade their infrastructure and sustain growth, a report said Wednesday.
Japan to give $112.7m loan for rural infrastructure
Japan will give Bangladesh $112.7 million in soft loans to implement rural infrastructure development projects in the eastern part of the country.
Opec agrees to increase oil supplies
Opec producers yesterday agreed a two percent increase in oil supplies in an effort to rein in $55 crude.
Software, ITES directory launched
Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) yesterday published the first-ever software directory titled 'Bangladesh Software & ITES Directory- 2005'.
Warburg sells part of Bharti stake
Private equity fund Warburg Pincus has sold six percent of its stake in India's Bharti Tele-Ventures for $561 million.
Telenor opens cellphone network in Pakistan
Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms giant, on Tuesday launched its Pakistan operations.
Former WorldCom CEO guilty on all counts
Bernard Ebbers, the once-swaggering CEO of WorldCom, was convicted Tuesday of engineering the largest corporate fraud in US history -- an $11 billion accounting scandal that capsized the big telecomscompany
Rupsha bridge to be handed over to govt April 18
Rupsha bridge in Khulna is going to be open to traffic soon as the construction firm will hand over the bridge to the government on April 18.
AKTEL official mobile at Ctg int'l trade fair
AKTEL cellphone is the official mobile phone company of the on-going Chittagong International Trade Fair 2005.
EU rebuffs calls for curbs on Chinese textiles
The European Union's trade chief on Tuesday rebuffed calls for curbs to be slapped on imports of cheap Chinese clothing and textiles, arguing that it was too soon for a step that should only be a last
Kohinoor Chemical okays 17pc dividend
Kohinoor Chemical Company (Bangladesh) Limited has announced a 17 percent dividend for its shareholders for the year 2003-2004.
New office bearers of ICMAB Dhaka branch
Jamal Ahmed Choudhury and Naba Krishna Muni have recently been elected chairman and vice-chairman of the Dhaka Branch Council of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB)for
Japan says economy slowly recovering
The government said Wednesday the Japanese economy was recovering but at a slow pace given some soft patches, leaving its assessment unchanged for a third straight month.

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