::MCCI-Chamber News October 2002


CHAMBER NEWS OCTOBER 2002

EDITORIAL
UNCTAD report : Rich countries must offer enhanced market access

TRADE
EXPORT EARNINGS DURING JULY-AUGUST 2002

INDUSTRY & FINANCE
Bangladesh-UK friendship bridge inaugurated
40 MW power plant to be set up in Chittagong
$3.6 million us-dutch joint investment in depz

GRANT & LOAN
$65 Million ADB Loan for road project

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
New approach 'could halt' growth in world poverty
G8 grants additional $1 billion debt relief
Japan's global fdi falls sharply
Millionaires' club celebrates 3% growth in wealth
India targets $48.79 billion exports in 2003
Malaysian trade surplus surges 76%
Donors pledged $635 million to Cambodia
Taiwan export orders rise to 18-month high
Hong Kong top for economic freedom

COMMODITY NEWS
Malaysian palm oil exports totalled 14.5 million tonnes in 2001
African nations to evolve common strategy to protect cotton sector
Cuba to cut sugar industry capacity

JUTE NEWS
Adamjee Jute Mills closed down

NEW PRODUCTS
Computers that you can wear
Laser sandwich
Reading light more accurately
In the battle of the bugs
Fast nanotube transistors
New class of hydrogel
Sensitive magnetic sensors
Military test kit for veneral diseases

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Trees at the root of us clean-up
Polymers to fight corrosion
New method to size particles
Molecule may powder tiny motor
Bees may boost coffee yields
IBM increases data capacity
GM poplars may save money
Die-casting may cut cost of computer chips
Better approach to staying dry
Water impurities made harmless

TEXTILE AND APPAREL
US imports of textiles and apparel fell slightly in 2001
Pakistan's exports to EU rise
Indian Textile Ministry announced trade measures

CORPORATE NEWS
Nestle agrees U.S. ice cream merger with Dreyer's
Nokia upbeat on Asia-Pacific market
Toshiba and Fujitsu to co-develop chips
NEC matsushita in Chinese joint venture
Lufthansa breaks silence on profit
Hewlett-Packard lays the ground for $3 billion savings
25 largest US companies in terms of market capital

COUNTRY PROFILE : Philippines

CHAMBER MATTERS
Chamber Committee meetings
Index of Chamber circulars

REVIEW
Labor Situation
Foreign Trade
Stock Market

STATISTICS
Export performance of Bangladesh
Production of selected industrial items
Consumer price index : National
Consumer price index : Industrial workers, Narayanganj
Wage rate index by sectors

TRADE ENQUIRIES

Tax News




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