EURUSD 1.1065|1.1068 : GBPUSD 1.5631|1.5634 : USDJPY 123.59|123.62 : USDCHF 0.9617|0.9620 : USDCAD 1.2935|1.2938 : EURJPY 136.74|136.77 : EURCHF 1.0642|1.0645 : GBPJPY 193.15|193.22 : GBPCHF 1.5033|1.5040 : GOLD 1097.25|1097.85       U.S. Dollar Strengthens Ahead Of Fed Decision       NZ Dollar Falls Against Majors       Slovakia Consumer Confidence Weakens In July       *NZ Dollar Ticks Down To 1.0947 Against Australian Dollar       *NZ Dollar Edges Down To 1.6575 Against Euro       *NZ Dollar Drops To 82.47 Against Yen       *NZ Dollar Falls To 0.6671 Against U.S. Dollar       *U.K. Jun M4 Money Supply Falls 0.3% On Year Vs. +0.5% In May       *U.K. Jun Net Consumer Credit Up GBP 1.2 Bln, Consensus GBP 1.1 Bln       *U.K. Jun Secured Lending Up GBP 2.6 Bln, Consensus GBP 2 Bln    

Banking

Bank’s NOP limit increased by 11% in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bank increases the net open position (NOP) limit of commercial banks for holding foreign exchange in order to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market stable

Stocks

Navana CNG, Sunlife Ins recommend divided

Two listed companies- Navana CNG Ltd and Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd recommended dividend for the year ended March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 respectively

Apparel

Bangladesh forms panel for Swan Garment workers' pay

Bangladesh's junior labour minister Mujibul Haque Chunnu has said that a committee has been formed to take steps to clear the dues of Swan Garments workers

National

2 killed in Bangladesh road crash

At least two people were killed and another injured when a pickup van rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Hatikumrul-Bonpara highway in Sirajganj, a north western district of Bangladesh, Wednesday morning

Health

Is coffee facing a bitter end?

As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few thousand miles to the source of your caffeine fix, and the turbulence is all too real

BD in Global Media

Positive turn in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) decision to drop its demand for the formation of a caretaker government under whose charge parliamentary elections would be held, offers a fresh opportunity to resolve an extended political deadlock

Offbeat

These families live amid the dead in peace

The children sit in tently, heads buried in their books. The dimming light of the evening does little to deter them from doing their homework. So does the fact that under the slabs they are sitting lies a body

Education

HSC exams results on August 9

Results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 9, says Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday