Chittagong port

Chittagong port of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The BBN (Bangladesh Business News) has prepared the morning business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals in Bangladesh.

Ctg traders threaten to go on strike if Load Control Station in Dhaka-Ctg highway is not removed
The traders of Chittagong threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the Load Control Station (weighing scale) at Boro Darogahat area in Sitakunda of Dhaka-Chittagong highway is not removed. The traders of Chaktai-Khatunganj business hub of Chittagong formed a human chain and held a rally to press their demands home on Sunday. Later, they took to the streets on the premises of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) and submitted a memorandum to Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin.

MNP likely to cost mobile cos Tk 150-170 for each customer
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has endorsed an Infozillion BD-Teletech Consortium proposal to charge mobile phone operators along with taking fees from customers for mobile network portability service. The BTRC has already put forward a proposal in this regard to the posts and telecommunications ministry for approval, a senior official of the commission told New Age on July 12.

Record govt servants to retire this FY
A record number of public servants are set to go into retirement during the current fiscal year (FY), 2018-19. The government will require an amount estimated at Tk 260.47 billion to meet their pension-related payments. Officials concerned at the Finance Division said nearly 23,000 employees and officials are likely to retire from the government jobs in this FY, ending on June 30, 2019, at the age of 59 years.

Too many offers baffle mobile users
The telecom regulator has stepped in to protect customers by way of stopping mobile phone operators from confusing subscribers with hundreds of voice and data offers. In some cases, customers cannot opt out from a package they would like to discontinue. Customers are also charged through automatic renewals without taking their consent.

Bangladesh’s stocks open week on negative note
Bangladesh’s stocks extended losses for the second straight session on Sunday as investors continued on selling shares. Dealers said the investors were on selling spree, especially financial institution, telecommunication and banking sector stocks.

Accolade for export heroes
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday handed over the national export trophies to owners of 63 companies for their extraordinary export performance in 2014-15. The awards were given in 28 categories, including garment, yarn, textile fabrics, home textile, terry towel, frozen foods, raw jute, jute goods, finished leather, leather goods, footwear, agricultural products and agro-processed products.

Jan-Jun mobile subscriber growth slows
The growth of active mobile phone subscribers slowed in the first half (January-June) of this year compared with that in the same period of last year. As per the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission data, the number of active mobile phone subscribers grew by 58.31 lakh to 15.09 crore at the end of June, 2018 from 14.51 crore at the end of December, 2017.

Probashi Kallyan Bank to be scheduled bank
The central bank of Bangladesh has approved conversion of the state-run Probashi Kallyan Bank (PKB) into a scheduled bank to expand its business further, officials said. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) board of directors, held at its headquarters in the capital on Sunday, with BB Governor Fazle Kabir in the chair.