Corporate plan to buy and rent family homes an inevitable step for capitalism

The business of owning and renting out homes has a long history in Canada and around the world. But in the current era of house envy, plans to corporatize single-family rentals have sparked a backlash.A Toronto poster objecting to densification of an urban neighbourhood. Real estate experts say buying to rent in the big city…

Govt to build 5 lakh nutrition gardens at Tk 438 crore: Razzaque

The government will set up 5 lakh nutrition gardens at Tk 438 crore on uncultivated fallow lands and backyards across the country, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque today. If the project is implemented successfully, it will increase food production as well as meet the needs of family vegetables and nutrition during the pandemic, he said.…

Brac Bank partners with five new remittance exchange companies

Brac Bank has partnered with five new exchange companies to channel wage earners' remittance through its countrywide network. The new remittance partners are: KL Remit Exchange SDN BHD (Malaysia), CBL Money Transfer (Malaysia), Crown Agents Bank (UK), Hamdan Exchange LLC (Oman), and Global Money Exchange Company (Oman). For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's…

Tanners get 3 months’ time extension to repay default loans

Bangladesh Bank today extended the deadline for tanners to repay default loans by three months under relaxed facilities given the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The tanneries, which are facing the burden of default loans for years, are now allowed to repay their non-performing loans (NPLs) in a relaxed manner by September, according to a Bangladesh Bank (BB)…