Jerusalem, Aug 9 (Xinhua/UNB) -- The US software giant Salesforce signed an agreement to acquire the Israeli workplace management company Clicksoftware with 1.35 billion U.S. dollars, the two companies announced Thursday.
Clicksoftware, founded in 1996, produces and markets resource management software in customer service systems.
Salesforce, a leading global company in customer relations management, was founded in 1999 and employs about 30,000 people worldwide.
Salesforce develops cloud computing solutions for the business sector, with emphasis on solutions for sales, customer relations and business services.
Following the deal, Salesforce is expected to expand its development center in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv.
The biggest benefit of the deal is the U.S. private equity firm Francisco Partners, which acquired Clicksoftware in 2015 for 438 million dollars.
Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB )- Miraz Hawlader from Khulna has received Tk 1 million for purchasing a Walton brand refrigerator under its ongoing nationwide Digital Campaign Season-4.
On 21 July of 2019, Miraz purchased a 10 cft refrigerator from ‘Asha Enterprise,’ an exclusive distributor’s outlet of Walton at KDA Avenue in Khulna Sadar.
He registered the purchased refrigerator with his mobile phone number. After a while, he received a message from Walton with the information of getting Tk 1 million for purchasing the local brand’s refrigerator.
Bangladesh National Cricket Team’s all-rounder Mehedy Hasan Miraz, who is also Walton’s Sports Ambassador, handed over the Tk 10 lakh worth cheque to Miraz Hawlader at a programme held in front of Asha Enterprise on Wednesday last (August 7, 2019).
The programme was also attended by Siddiqure Rhaman Bulu Bishwas, vice-president of Khulna Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Ashfaqur Rahman Kakon, counselor of Ward-19, Milton Ahmed, additional director of Walton, SK Mosharraf Hossain Babu, proprietor of Asha Enterprise among others.
Walton declared the offer for the customers of its wide ranges of refrigerators and freezers centering the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
Under this offer, buyers of any models of Walton refrigerators and freezers may get Tk 1 million (10 lakh) every day. Customers can also get cash vouchers or thousands of electronics and electrical appliances.
The offer will continue until the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha that’s started from July 1.
At the event, National cricketer Mehedy Hasan Miraz, said, ‘Getting Tk 10 lakh through buying a fridge- it’s unbelievable and extra-ordinary. But, Walton is conducting such initiative. Today’s prgramme proved that Walton always keeps the promises given to its customers.
Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited IBBL recently inaugurated its Agent Banking outlet in Nurnagar Bazar of Shyamnagar Upazila in Satkhira.
SM Jaglul Hayder, lawmaker of Satkhira-4 constituency inaugurated the outlet as the chief guest.
Md Maksudur Rahman, Executive Vice President and Head of Khulna Zone presided over the programme.
Md Mesbah Uddin, Head of Shyamnagar Branch addressed the welcome speech.
Local businessperson, professionals and dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB)- PRAN-RFL Group has conducted a cleanliness campaign in its factories and adjacent areas to prevent the dengue outbreak and create awareness among the staff and workers about dengue fever.
The campaign was run on Wednesday at PRAN Industrial Park and PRAN Factory Ghorashal in Narsingdi and RFL Industrial Park in Gazipur.
Under the campaign, pesticide was sprayed in different parts of the areas using fogging machines, organized a rally to make people alert and create awareness among them on preventing dengue. Factories general manager, doctor, local administration was engaged at the activities.
General Manager (EHS) of PRAN Group Kazi WahidurRahman said, “We always conduct cleanliness drive round theyear. But due to concern of the people about outbreak of dengue fever, we have facilitated the drive.”
He also said, “Our drive was not only confined in our factory. We engaged local people in our campaign to create awareness about dengue outbreak.”
Tokyo, Aug 8 (AP/UNB) — Japan said Thursday it has granted the first permit for South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals for use in high-tech materials under Tokyo's new export requirement that has increased tensions with Seoul.
Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko made a rare announcement of such approval, saying that officials determined the transaction raised no security concerns. The move is apparently meant to calm South Korean anger over Tokyo's export curbs and show there is no trade ban in place.
Japan imposed stricter controls on three key materials — fluorinated polyimides, photo resists and hydrogen fluoride — that are used mainly for South Korea's semiconductor industry as of July 4. The rules also downgrade South Korea's trade status beginning later this month.
Japanese chemical manufacturers have expressed concerns that case-by-case inspections may prolong approval process and may hold up production lines for their customers.
The first approval came after about a month, much faster than the standard 90 days.
"The permit merely demonstrates that export licensing by the Japanese government is not arbitrary, and is granted to any legitimate transactions that pass strict inspections," Seko told reporters. "The step we took recently is not an export ban."
South Korean President Moon Jae-in remained cautions while expressing hope that the impact of Japan's measures won't be as severe as Seoul had feared.
"Our government has planned for worst-case situation since Japan converted export approvals of the three materials to a case-by-case basis and has been preparing and announcing both short-term and long-term measures," he said. "Of course, Japan may not proceed with export restrictions and there might not be any actual damage caused (to South Korean companies). But what hasn't changed is that uncertainty is still alive."
South Korea says Japan is using trade to retaliate against its court decisions ordering Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced laborers before and during World War II, when the Korean Peninsula was under Tokyo rule.
Japanese officials have denied the export controls were retaliation for the court rulings, insisting that South Korean export controls were insufficient and may not be able to include shipments of sensitive materials to third countries.
Seko stood by Tokyo's position and warned of a possibility of adding more items in addition to the three chemicals if export control officials suspect Seoul of inappropriate shipments.