Federal government, Air Canada reach deal on relief package that includes customer refunds

The federal government has reached an agreement with Air Canada that will provide the pandemic-battered airline with financial support — while committing the airline to refunding customers who saw their flights cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The federal government and Air Canada have reached an agreement that will see Ottawa provide the carrier…

Disbursement to run till June

Bangladesh Bank yesterday extended the deadline for disbursing a Tk 20,000 crore stimulus package for cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSME) by another three months to June. The extension comes in response to a slow pace in the lending of loans from the package. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News…

White House to discuss chip shortage in CEO summit

Senior White House officials will meet on Monday with top executives from nearly 20 major companies to discuss a global semiconductor shortage that has roiled the automotive industry and technology firms. The White House meeting is billed as the "CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience" and will include White House national security adviser…

Boutiques in a bind

Boutique operators in eight northern districts are worried about their survival as they now fear counting huge losses for the second year in a row due to the ongoing pandemic. As a result, many of these boutique owners, who are mostly women, could quit the business as they predict poor sales ahead of the year's…