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HSBC Bangladesh launches COVID-19 relief campaign

HSBC in Bangladesh has launched a corporate sustainability campaign, Joy of Giving, in partnership with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism (MoCAT), government...

Bangladesh drugmaker to start production of COVID-19 antiviral drug

BANGLADESH pharma major Beximco Pharmaceuticals will immediately start production of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug which has shown promise in fighting the COVID-19, a...

Bangladesh will grow only 2 per cent this year: IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the economic growth of Bangladesh will be just  2 per cent for 2020, mainly due to COVID-19...

H&M in talks to support Bangladesh workers as lockdowns hit livelihoods

Fashion giant H&M said that it is working with other companies to support garment workers in Bangladesh, where more than 2 million have been...

COVID-19 to cut Bangladesh growth rate by 0.2-0.4 per cent: ADB

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that around 0.2 per cent to 0.4 per cent of Bangladesh's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate...

European garment brands to end Bangladesh factory inspections

A monitoring group set up by top European clothing brands to check worker safety standards in Bangladesh said Wednesday it will wrap up in May, more...

European fashion brands agree new deal in Bangladesh

European fashion brands who buy readymade garments from Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to hand over responsibility for issues like worker safety to a new body called...

Bangladesh garment makers ask government to extend export subsidy

Bangladesh’s garment makers have asked the government to extend a 5 percent export subsidy for the industry, saying they are being squeezed between low...

Dutch sweets giant probes ‘attack’ on Bangladesh factory workers

The Dutch sweets giant behind the Mentos and Alpenliebe brands has pledged to investigate after its workers in Bangladesh said they were attacked, just weeks after...

First female boss vows to shake up Bangladesh’s fashion factories

The first woman to head one of Bangladesh's biggest garment associations said on Tuesday she would boost female leadership as most factory workers were women,...