Beximco Pharma posts first quarter results

The company has posted a net profit of $0.21m for the first quarter 2010.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals, a company that manufactures and sells generic pharmaceutical formulation products, active pharmaceutical ingredients and intravenous fluids and also manufactures and markets its own branded generics for almost all diseases, has reported revenues of $1.3m for the first quarter ended Mar 31, 2010, compared to $1.08m for the comparable period in 2009.

Beximco Pharma has posted a net profit of $0.21m for the first quarter 2010, or $1.3 earnings per share (EPS), compared to $0.12m, or $0.82 EPS, for the comparable period in 2009. Profit from operations was $0.33m, compared to $.22m for the comparable period in 2009.

Beximco Pharma has reported gross profit of $0.63m for the first quarter 2010, compared to $0.52m for the same period last year.

Beximco Pharma also undertakes contract manufacturing for multinational pharmaceutical companies. It operates from a 20 acre site in Dhaka and currently employs over 2,400 staff.

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No, David Cameron’s speech was not “left wing”

Come on, guys.

There is a strange journalistic phenomenon that occurs when a party leader makes a speech. It is a blend of groupthink, relief, utter certainty, and online backslapping. It happened particularly quickly after David Cameron’s speech to Tory party conference today. A few pundits decided that – because he mentioned, like, diversity and social mobility – this was a centre-left speech. A leftwing speech, even. Or at least a clear grab for the liberal centre ground. And so that’s what everyone now believes. The analysis is decided. The commentary is written. Thank God for that.

Really? It’s quite easy, even as one of those nasty, wicked Tories, to mention that you actually don’t much like racism, and point out that you’d quite like poor children to get jobs, without moving onto Labour's "territory". Which normal person is in favour of discriminating against someone on the basis of race, or blocking opportunity on the basis of class? Of course he’s against that. He’s a politician operating in a liberal democracy. And this isn’t Ukip conference.

Looking at the whole package, it was actually quite a rightwing speech. It was a paean to defence – championing drones, protecting Britain from the evils of the world, and getting all excited about “launching the biggest aircraft carriers in our history”.

It was a festival of flagwaving guff about the British “character”, a celebration of shoehorning our history chronologically onto the curriculum, looking towards a “Greater Britain”, asking for more “national pride”. There was even a Bake Off pun.

He also deployed the illiberal device of inculcating a divide-and-rule fear of the “shadow of extremism – hanging over every single one of us”, informing us that children in UK madrassas are having their “heads filled with poison and their hearts filled with hate”, and saying Britain shouldn’t be “overwhelmed” with refugees, before quickly changing the subject to ousting Assad. How unashamedly centrist, of you, Mr Prime Minister.

Benefit cuts and a reduction of tax credits will mean the Prime Minister’s enthusiasm for “equality of opportunity, as opposed to equality of outcome” will be just that – with the outcome pretty bleak for those who end up losing any opportunity that comes with state support. And his excitement about diversity in his cabinet rings a little hollow the day following a tubthumping anti-immigration speech from his Home Secretary.

If this year's Tory conference wins the party votes, it’ll be because of its conservative commitment – not lefty love bombing.

Anoosh Chakelian is deputy web editor at the New Statesman.