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    Wage board for glass, silicate sector workers formed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:46pm on January 18, 2018

    The government has taken an initiative to review the minimum wages for the glass and silicate industry workers in accordance with the labour act as the wages for the sector were last reviewed six years ago...

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    ADB raises growth forecast slightly

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on January 18, 2018

    Asian Development Bank has slightly increased its forecast on the country’s gross domestic product growth to seven per cent from previous 6.9 per cent for the current fiscal year...

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    Govt bans uncut raw jute export

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:52pm on January 18, 2018

    The government on Thursday imposed a ban on export of un-cut Bangla Tosha Rejection and Bangla White Rejection raw jute for an indefinite period...

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    Euro, yen also allowed for ACU transaction settlements

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:51pm on January 18, 2018

    Asian Clearing Union has resumed accepting euro and allowed Japanese yen, along with US dollar, for settlements of current account transactions among ACU members that included Bangladesh...

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    Stocks gain in cautious trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:14pm on January 18, 2018

    Dhaka stocks rose on Thursday in cautious trading after a fall in the previous session ahead of the announcement of the monetary policy by Bangladesh Bank...

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    Uplift governance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Experts on Wednesday stressed improvement of the overall governance situation in the country for ensuring efficient use of limited resources, improving public service delivery and increasing transparency and accountability....

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    Railway’s parcel service shrinks

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Bangladesh Railway’s parcel service has shrunk sharply in recent years following poor and lengthy service and hike in freights. Transport businessmen and experts said that time-consuming and lengthy process discouraged people to avail parcel service provided by railway despite cheap freight rates....

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    Stakeholders decide to meet BB governor to discuss way out

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Merchant bankers and stockbrokers have decided that they would hold a meeting with Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir soon to put forward some proposals for improving the current bearish situation at the stock market....