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Local drug makers urge govt not to sign patent coop treaty

Local drug makers have requested the government not to sign the patent cooperation treaty (PCT) which, they say, may limit the scope for the poor people's access to medicines.If Bangladesh signs the treaty and ratifies it, they said, multinational companies (MNCs) will use the PCT system to file more patent...

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Asia pharma expo-2020 begins

The three-day Asia Pharma Expo-2020 began at the International Convention City, Bashundhara in Dhaka on Friday to showcase the pharmaceutical technologies, processes, and equipment. The Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceuticals Industries in collaboration with GPE Expo Private Limited is holding the 12th version of the exposition.Salman F Rahman MP, Private Industry...

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BRAC Bank, Future Carbon sign deal

BRAC Bank Limited has ushered a new journey towards sustainability as it signed an agreement with Future Carbon Ltd, a leading environmental consultancy firm in Bangladesh, to combat the adverse impacts of climate change. Future Carbon Ltd. will assist BRAC Bank to adopt an energy-efficient and carbon neutrality strategy for...

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IBBL internship course ends

Islami Bank Training and Research Academy (IBTRA) organized the closing ceremony of its Internship Program at Islami Bank Tower Thursday. Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the Bank, addressed the program as the chief guest. Muhammad Qaisar Ali, Additional Managing Director and Md. Saleh Iqbal, Deputy Managing Director of...

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IFAD Multi-products joins in Huawei Public Cloud

A tripartite agreement has been signed among Huawei Digital Technologies (Hong Kong) Company Limited, IFAD Multi-products Company, and Omega Exim Limited and at Huawei's CSIC (Customer Solution Innovation Center) at Gulshan in the capital. Under the agreement, Huawei, the world's leading ICT solutions provider company, will provide Cloud platform to...

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Stocks tumble as panic grips investors

Stocks tumbled in the outgoing week as worried investors' dumped their holdings amid concern on the looming impact of the single-digit interest rate on the banking business.Due to coronavirus pandemic, stock markets around the world plummeted last week as it has become increasingly clear that the virus will take a...

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Six cos recommend dividend

The board of directors of six listed firms declared dividend up to 530 per cent for the year ended on December 31, 2019 in the outgoing week.The companies are: GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh, British American Tobacco Company, Linde Bangladesh, IDLC Finance, IPDC Finance and United Finance.On the other hand, Prime Insurance declared...

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'Fido Dido', 'Think Fresh' launched

Two campaigns -Fido Dido and Think Fresh- were launched recently. With Fido's cool comeback, 7UP isn't just stirring nostalgia among its fans who long associate the brand with Fido's positive outlook towards life, but also encourages people to 'Think Fresh' in a new campaign. He will be reiterating the brand's...

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Bikroy-US-Bangla Airlines hand over prizes

Bikroy.com, the largest marketplace in Bangladesh, has announced the winners of the 'Valentine 2020' campaign. The prize-giving ceremony was held at the head office of Bikroy.com, recently.

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JoAnne Wagner, Charge d' affaires of the US Embassy

JoAnne Wagner, Charge d' affaires of the US Embassy, visited Premier Bank stall in the '27th US Trade Show', along with Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun. Syed Ershad Ahmed, president of AmCham, also seen.

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A business review meeting of Karmasangsthan Bank

A business review meeting of regional managers and branch managers of Sylhet and Moulobhi Bazar regions of Karmasangsthan Bank was held on Thursday at the Conference Room of Sylhet circuit house. Kaniz Fatema NDC, Chairman of board of directors of the Bank, and former secretary of Bangladesh government was present...

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