Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) Managing Director (Current Charge) Muhammad Qaisar Ali paid Tk 100 crore as income tax at Income Tax Fair at Officers Club in the city on Thursday.
Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Senior Secretary of Internal Resources Division and Chairman of National Board of Revenue and Md. Ashraful Haque, Chief Financial Officer of IBBL along with other senior Officials of NBR were also present on the occasion, said a press release.
Two customers in Savar in Dhaka and Madaripur district received free fridge through buying Marcel brand refrigerator under the winter festival of Marcel Digital Campaign Season 5.
The awardees were: Nasima Akhter of Nabinagar in Savar and Md Shahid Hawlader of Patiladi at Charmuguria in Madaripur.
On behalf of Nasima Akhter, her husband Shafiqul Islam received the free refrigerator from Marcel Brand Ambassador film actor Amin Khan at Chowdhury traders, a distributor outlet of Marcel at DEPZ Road in Ashulia, on Sunday last.
The function was also attended, among others, by Marcel’s Head of Sales Dr Md Shakhawat Hossen, Proprietor of Chowdhury Traders Yusuf Ali Chowdhury, Proprietor of Ittadi Electronics Asif Iqbal and some other localities.
Earlier on November 07, film actor Amin Khan handed over a refrigerator to Md Shahid Hawlader, free of cost after buying a Marcel brand refrigerator from Nurat Electro House from Badamtola in Madaripur sadar upazila.
Madaripur Sadar Upazila Vice-Chairman Monirul Islam Tushar Bhuiyan, municipality ward councilor HM Moniruzzaman Akhter Hawlader, upazila Awami League’s president Md Shakhawat Hossain Selim, Pachkhola Union Parishad’s former chairman Abdur Rashid Goura and Nusrat Electro House proprietor Md Abdul Mannan Hawlader were present at the function.
It may be noted that through digital registration process, details including customer name, phone number and model number of the purchased products are being stored on Marcel's server so that customers can avail quick after sales service from any Marcel service center even if the warranty card is lost. Service center representatives can also get customers’ feedback.
The benefits of sure cash back or total of 300 fridges are offered with the aim of encouraging customers in taking part in the digital registration campaign.
They are manufacturing and marketing more than 100 models of frost, non-frost refrigerators and freezers and beverage coolers in the local market.
Besides, one-year replacement facilities, Marcel provides 12-year guarantee for compressors. Marcel has over 72 service points across the country to provide best after-sales service.
The 191stbranch of United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) was opened at Shantirhat of Chattogram on Thursday.
AsifuzzamanChowdhury,director of UCB, inaugurated the branch as the chief guest when director Nurul Islam Chowdhury and managing director Mohammed Shawkat Jamil, among others, were present.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) - A total of 48 entrepreneurs of the industrial sector would be awarded with commercially important person (CIP) cards for their outstanding performances in their respective fields in 2017.
Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim on Wednesday said this media at a press conference at the Industries Ministry in the city.
He also informed that Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will hand over the CIP cards among the awardees at a function to be held at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on November 20.
Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder, and President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Sheikh Fazle Fahim are expected to be present as special guests at the function.
Abdul Halim said that out of the 48 entrepreneurs, 42 will receive the status for their outstanding performances in eight categories while six will get the status under the ex-officio category.
“Among the 42 businessmen, 15 will receive CIP cards for large industries (production) while five for large industries (service), nine for medium industries (production), three for medium industry (service), five for small industries (production), one for small industries (service), two for micro industries and two for cottage industries,” a prepared statement mentioned.
He also informed that Abdul Matlub Ahmed will receive CIP card as president of the FBCCI while Md Siddiqur Rahman as president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Rupali Haque Chowdhury as president of the Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Selima Ahmed as president of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), Salahuddin Kasem Khan as President of the Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) and Mirza Nurul Gani Shovon as president of the National Association of Small and Cottage Industries of Bangladesh (NASCIB).
Halim said total 340 businessmen received the CIP cards since 2009.
“The CIP card holders enjoy various facilities include priority in seat reservation at government transports in air, road, rail and waterways, getting invitation at national events and letter of introduction from foreign ministry for getting visa to visit aboard,” he also said.
“Some 35.14 percent contribution of industries sector in GDP increased in the last 2018-19 fiscal year. The government aimed to increase the contribution of the sector up to 50 percent by 2041. So we all have to work together,” he added.
Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement.
Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall Street looked set to slip.
Trump said Tuesday that an agreement on the "Phase 1" deal announced last month "could happen soon." But he warned he was ready to raise tariffs "very substantially" if that fails.
The two sides disagree publicly about whether the U.S. agreed to roll back some punitive tariffs imposed in the fight over Beijing's trade surplus and technology ambitions. The Chinese government said last week that was settled, but Trump denied that.
Trump's comments "served as a reminder of the challenge that the two sides face," said Jingyi Pan of IG in a report. However, she said, investors saw them as "positioning statements," reducing their impact.
In midday trading, London's FTSE 100 declined 0.5% to 7,331 and Frankfurt's DAX lost 0.7% to 13,186. France's CAC 40 shed 0.4% to 5,894. On Wall Street, futures for the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were each down 0.4%.
In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3% to 2,905.24 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 sank 0.9% to 23,319.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.8% to 26,571.46.
South Korea's Kospi retreated 0.9% to 2,122.45 and Australia's S&P-ASX 200 sank 0.8% at 6,698.40. India's Sensex lost 0.3% to 40,215.20.
Hong Kong shares, already under pressure from the U.S.-China tariff war and slowing global demand, have been jolted by growing violence in anti-government protests.
The protests began in June over a proposed extradition law and expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. Hong Kong tumbled into its first recession in a decade in the latest quarter.
Momentum for the global stock market has been mostly upward for more than five weeks as worries about the U.S.-China trade war have eased.
This week, the U.S. Labor Department is due to give updates on consumer and wholesale inflation. Economists expect a government report to show retail sales returned to growth in October.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is due to give testimony to Congress on Wednesday about the U.S. economy. Most investors expect the Fed to keep interest rates on hold for now after cutting them three times since the summer.
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 37 cents to $56.43 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 6 cents on Tuesday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, shed 60 cents to $61.46 per barrel in London. It retreated 12 cents the previous session.
CURRENCY: The dollar fell to 108.84 Japanese yen from 109.01 yen. The euro dipped to $1.1006 from $1.1010.