Monday, April 15, 2024

Nokia unveils new X6

Entertainment just got a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of the new Nokia X6, the flagship music device from Nokia and a dedicated web portal to engage music lovers. Nokia unveiled this combo of full blown entertainment experience giving Bangladeshi music lovers an exciting platform to

Inter-bank money market enters into digital system

Bangladesh inter-bank money market has entered into Digital arena as 42 banks and non-banking financial institutions (FIs) have made successful dealing of call money worth about Tk 500 crore through DhakaMoney-2009 digital system of Dhakabiz.com under a 3-day Trial Dealing Program that

Regulator moves to cool GP, Marico shares

The stockmarket regulator has placed shares of Grameenphone (GP) and Marico in the spot market from next Monday in an effort to rein in the two companies’ stocks prices, which reached an abnormal high. Share trading of the companies will continue in the spot market, instead of normal trading board,

US proposes TIFA’s alternative

US Trade Show begins The United States said it could set up a bilateral economic forum with Bangladesh which might be an alternative to the much-talked-about Trade and Investment Framework Agreement which was proposed earlier. ‘While we remain interested in this proposal [TIFA], an alternative could be a US-Bangladesh Economic and

High growth in subscription of BTCL broadband internet

The introduction of new high speed broadband internet packages through asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) by the state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has paid off, as evidenced in a 158 percent rise in the subscription in December 2009 compared to a month

DSE continues bull run riding on GP

Grameenphone shares continued to drive the index at the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Wednesday when price of the largest listed issue shot up with huge transaction. The DSE index rose to a new high at Wednesday’s closing, crossing 5800-point mark when prices of GP shares increased by 7.38 per cent to reach Tk 387 from

‘US-Bangladesh trade to peak up this year’

US Trade Show begins tomorrow Bangladesh’s trade with the US will increase again in the current year as the latter’s importers are showing renewed interests to source more products from Bangladesh with the receding of recession, a US diplomat said. Heather Variava, the first secretary for economic and political affairs at the US embassy in ... Read more

Chittagong ICT fair begins

A three-day 4th ICT fair titled Zoom Chittagong ICT Fair-2010 will kick-off here at Woodland Park near city Sholoshahor railway station from today.  Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury will inaugurate the ICT fair as chief guest while vice-chancellor of Chittagong University (CU), Prof Dr Abu Yusuf and vice-chancellor of

IT industry set to take off on global market: industry people

Bangladesh’s software and information technology-enabled services industry is set to take off with some companies entering the world market and a significant portion of the local market getting readied, industry people said. Industry output, however, remained insignificant in two decades and entrepreneurs said

Bangladesh emerging IT outsourcing destination: survey

A leading global auditing and business advisory group has listed Bangladesh as one of the emerging Asian destinations for sourcing software, information technology-enabled services and business process outsourcing. The Amsterdam-based KPMG in a survey report placed Bangladesh with Indonesia, Malaysia,

Homegrown software cos eye domestic IT market

An emerging domestic economy and the ever expanding business activities are rapidly turning the country’s growing IT market a lucrative one for its homegrown software companies, industry insiders said this week. These are resulting in a major shift in the focus of the local IT companies which are increasingly

SoftExpo ends

The concluding ceremony of four-daylong SoftExpo-2010 was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Saturday. Commerce Minister Faruk Khan attended the ceremony as the chief guest. AKM Abdul Awal Mazumder, secretary, ministry of Science and ICT, Ghulam Hussain, secretary

Handicraft fair begins in Sonargaon

A month-long handicraft fair and folklore festival kicked off yesterday at Bangladesh Folklore and Crafts Foundation in Sonargaon. Abdullah-Al-Kausar MP, inaugurated the festival as chief guest, while Hedeytullah Al-Mamun, cultural affairs secretary, was present as special guest. A total of 192 stalls will display handicrafts, apparels and stationery goods at the

Sales pick in gift shops for Pahela Phalgun, Valentine’s Day

Jamdani and tant sari for girls and panjabi for boys topped the gift list on the occasion of Valentine’s Day and Pahela Phalgun as sales peaked in shops of greeting cards, gift items, flowers as well as cake and pastry in the capital city. The shops have been decorated with Cupid dolls and heart-shaped products ... Read more

GP’s revenue, subscription increase

The revenue of Grameenphone for the fourth quarter in 2009 stood at Tk 1,675 crore, up by 2.6 per cent in comparison with that of the same period in 2008, said a press release of the cell phone operator on Tuesday. The revenue increase, however, excluded onetime recognition of arrear interconnection

GP, Banglalink announce infrastructure tie-up

Mobile operators Grameenphone and Banglalink yesterday officially announced their move to join efforts in sharing network infrastructure, aiming to take low cost services to the untapped rural market. The two top operators signed a deal on February 1 to share their infrastructure for efficient management of resources by allowing

ICT market needs financial help to grow

Says BASIS official on eve of software expo The ICT market size is expected to be $500 million from existing $300 million if young information technology professionals get banking support for their working orders, experts said. “Our young IT professionals have vast technical know-how but they have no access to finance that

Int’l tourism fair in Dhaka from Mar 11

The three-day international tourism fair Dhaka Travel Mart 2010 will begin at Winter Garden of Dhaka Sheraton Hotel on March 11. The Bangladesh Monitor, premier travel & tourism publication of the country, will be hosting the seventh edition of the international tourism fair. Triune Exhibition and Event Management Services has been entrusted with

Bestway Bazar gets best pavilion prize of trade fair

Bestway Bazar was selected  as the best pavilion in the Dhaka International Trade Fair- 2010.Commerce minister Lt. colonel (Rtd) Md Faruk Khan handovered the crest of the best pavilion prize to Md Mizanur rahman, chairman of Bestway group  on the closing ceremony of the

Biman flies to London non-stop

Biman opened its non-stop Dhaka-London flight yesterday with 297 travellers on board. It was a journey without a break, officials said. An aircraft, 323-seater Boeing 777-200 ER, leased by the state-owned carrier, took off from Zia International Airport at 9.20am, said a senior Biman official. The carrier will operate three non-stop flights a week on ... Read more