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    Voice mail service launched

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:08pm on February 13, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday launched voice mail service, or VMS, in the country for the first time with a view to expanding area of services for mobile phone users...

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    Smartphone imports increase by 46pc in 2016

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:01pm on February 13, 2017

    Mobile handset import through legal channel for the first time crossed three crore pieces in 2016, thanks to rapidly growing demand for smartphones...

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    Govt staff may get up to Tk 50 lakh in home loan

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 10:43pm on February 13, 2017

    The government is planning to increase the housing loan ceiling for its employees up to maximum Tk 50 lakh. Officials said the minimum ceiling of home loan in district towns could be Tk 10 lakh against the backdrop of growing housing problem of the government officials..

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    Jute goods export to India halves in Jan due to anti-dumping duty

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:40pm on February 13, 2017

    Export of jute goods from Bangladesh to India slumped by 52.15 per cent in January in the current financial year 2016-17 compared to the same month of last year due to the anti-dumping duty imposed by the neighbouring country on January 5...

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    Banks asked not to impose early settlement fees on current loans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:41pm on February 12, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Sunday asked the banks not to impose any early settlement fees on the clients’ current or demand loans...

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    Bangladesh, Sri Lanka FTA soon

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on February 12, 2017

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said that Free Trade Agreement between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be signed within a short time to boost bilateral trade and business...

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    BSEC okays bourses’ independent directors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on February 12, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Sunday approved two separate lists of independent directors submitted by the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges...

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    Dhaka stocks rise for fifth day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on February 12, 2017

    Dhaka stocks remained positive for the fifth trading session on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, as investors continued purchasing shares amid optimism...

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    VAT honour cards for traders filing regular returns

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:31pm on February 12, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is going to offer value-added tax honour cards to traders filing VAT returns regularly to encourage them to be tax compliant, officials said...

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    Consumer rights watchdog fines GP Tk 2.5 lakh for deceiving user

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:21pm on February 12, 2017

    The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection on Sunday penalised Grameenphone, the country’s leading mobile operator, Tk 2.50 lakh for deceiving a client through an advertisement for an internet package in 2015...