Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated its 348th Branch as Banglamotor Branch at Padma Life Tower at Banglamotor in the capital on Monday.
Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank inaugurated the branch as chief guest. Presided over by Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director, the program was addressed by Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director, Humayun Bokhteyar, FCA and Zaman Ara Begum, Directors of Padma Islami Life Insurance Ltd as special guests.
Md. Aminur Rahman, Head of Dhaka North Zone, Md. Noor Elahi Al Kamal Bhuiyan, Head of Banglamotor Branch, Shahidur Rahman, Sheikh Md. Zakir Hossain, Parimal Chandra Das and Hosne Ara Ahad, businesspersons addressed among others.
Local businesspersons, professionals and social elites were present on the occasion, said a press release.
Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB)- Local electronic giant Walton has been manufacturing world-standard passenger and cargo elevators in its own factory in Gazipur using the European technology.
The local brand is also providing 5-year easy installment policy with other exciting facilities for its elevator customers.
According to the market experts, the annual elevator demand of the country is above 3,000 units which are imported from abroad. The elevator import costs over 800 crores BDT every year.
The initiative will boost the giant industry sector of the country creating skilled manpower and saving huge amount of foreign currencies.
Currently, Walton has been manufacturing and marketing passenger lifts of different capacities, ranging from 300 kg to 3000 kg and cargo lifts of 800 kg to 4500 kg capacities.
The local brand is providing free installation with one-year free maintenance facilities. Customers can buy Walton elevators after inspecting them at its factory in Gazipur.
Walton elevators are equipped with various modern features, including Remote Monitoring System, Automatic Door Speed Control, ARD (Automatic Rescue Device), Fire Emergency Return, Overload Sensor, Center Opening or Sliding Door and Door Load Detectors.
Walton also follow the European safety codes for elevators, EN 81-20, EN 81-50 and EN 81-70 while designing the elevators.
Dubai, Oct 14 (AP/UNB) — From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world.
The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her eponymous empire Huda Beauty, a makeup line valued at $1.2 billion that has fast become a favorite among A-list celebrities and artists around the world.
Her personality has been key in connecting to the public via social media, a major driver for her makeup known for its vibrant color and contouring popular among Arab women. She's part of a growing vanguard of lines built around personalities, an expanding business model as more-established brands face slower sales.
"I do think the idea of makeup as a form of self-expression will just grow even more," Kattan told The Associated Press in Dubai. "I don't think it's going to be about beautifying anymore."
Kattan reaches customers through a YouTube channel where she uploads all her makeup tutorials. Her brand's Instagram account boasts more than 39 million followers, along with her seven million followers on Facebook. Her beauty line has found success globally, and especially across the Mideast and Persian Gulf, where Huda's business model has been particularly successful.
So-called "beauty influencers" are seeing strong growth in the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven sheikhdoms home to Dubai. They also play an important role in showcasing beauty and personal care products in Saudi Arabia, which has the highest number of active users in the region on social media platforms.
According to Euromonitor International, big brands in the UAE such as Mac, Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder "saw slight declines in their value shares in 2018, due to the stronger competition from smaller brands" like Huda Beauty, singer Rihanna's brand Fenty Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury.
As makeup sales slow in Europe and the U.S., they continue to grow in the Mideast. From 2018 to 2023, Euromonitor predicts a 7.2% growth in the color cosmetics industry across the Mideast, with a 2.9% growth across the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This year alone, the color cosmetics market is valued at $2.3 billion in the Mideast, growing to $3.1 billion by 2023, according to Euromonitor.
Kattan said her business remained strong because of her focus on the Mideast. Unlike in many Western countries where more natural makeup looks are in vogue, women across Arab Gulf countries often lean toward bright, eye-catching makeup trends and accessories that offset the utilitarianism of black veils and abayas. That complements the bold colors of Kattan's lines.
"I feel like it's very normal in a cosmetic business to go after the No. 1 beauty business or the industry, which is the U.S.," she said. "Of course, I do want to go for the U.S., but I still feel like there's so much to do in this part of the world."
That focus has served her well so far. With a net worth of more than $600 million, Kattan was named one of the "10 most powerful influencers in the world of beauty" in 2017 by Forbes magazine and was named by Time as one of the 25 most influential people on the internet.
Kattan's makeup line includes lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, foundation and highlighters among other products. She now is expanding her empire with a newly launched perfume line headed by her business partner and sister, Mona. Huda Kattan has also started a reality web show on Facebook's Watch service.
"I think there's a buzz of the beauty brands that have boomed and created billion-dollar brands like Huda Beauty, Kylie, so many other brands. But in reality it's becoming super competitive and sales are dropping for almost every beauty brand out there," said Mona Kattan while sitting beside Huda at their office in Dubai. "And the only way you can survive is if you have a really purposeful mission and a strong identity and you're trying to be different and that's what we've always tried to do."
Huda Kattan also plans a soon-to-come skincare line.
"You know, I never really had great skin and I always wanted to feel comfortable not wearing makeup, and I finally feel like that for the first time in my life," she said.
"So makeup shouldn't be a need, it should be like a want. Like men!" she added with a laugh.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) - Robi customers can enjoy now up to 10% special discount on medicinal and non-medicinal products from Wellbeing Pharmacy’s own outlets.
The unique offer comes as part of Robi’s Dhonnobad program.
In this regard, Robi’s Executive Vice President, Customer Lifecycle Management & International Business, Barna Ahmad and Wellbeing Pharmacy’s Manager, Business Development, Shafiqur Rahman Zico signed an agreement on behalf of their respective organizations recently at Robi Corporate Office.
Robi’s General Manager, Loyalty & Winback, Tawfique Imam, Manager, Loyalty & Winback, Shahadat Mazumder & Ahmed U Chowdhury, Wellbeing Pharmacy’s Senior Executive, Business Development, Md Nayeem Uddin Ahmed & Executive, Saraf Tasnim were also present on the occasion.
Wellbeing Pharmacy, a trademark of United Pharma and Healthcare Limited is the first community based pharmacy chain shop in Bangladesh. They have started their journey from April 2018. It is a business concern of United Group.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB)- Local beverage brand PRAN UP is going to introduce happy family campaign where participants will get the opportunity to visit cox’s bazar with family members.
The campaign will begin on Tuesday and continue until October 22.
Anyone will be able to participate in the campaign entering in PRAN Up facebook page www.facebook.com/pranupdrink. After entering the page, participants need to share his or her family picture in comments box with caption below a shared video.
PRAN Up authority firstly select 10 family from the post and later 3 winners will be declared through lottery at a programme.
The winners will get 3 days 2 night cox’s bazar trip for family of maximum 4 members sponsored by US Bangla Airlines.
Tanmoy Das, Brand Manager of PRAN UP, said “Our family bonding is decaying day by day. This initiative will help to strengthen the family ties.”