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    Online income tax returns submission from Nov 1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:40pm on October 27, 2016

    Taxpayers will be able to file income tax returns for the current fiscal year of 2016-2017 online from November 1 as the National Board of Revenue will launch the system on the day...

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    Nat’l savings tools rake in whopping Tk 11,650cr in Q1

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:32pm on October 27, 2016

    Net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds increased by 76.18 per cent in the first quarter of this current fiscal year (2016-17) compared with that in the orresponding period of FY16 thanks to low bank rates for deposit products...

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    Twitter beats revenue estimates, cuts nine pc jobs

    Reuters | Updated at 05:49pm on October 27, 2016

    Twitter Inc's quarterly revenue growth slowed sharply in the third quarter but topped analysts' expectations, and the company said it would cut nine per cent of its global workforce...

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    Economic gender gap could take 170 years to close: WEF

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:17pm on October 26, 2016

    The economic gender gap could take 170 years to close after progress towards parity between the sexes suffered ‘a dramatic slowdown’, the World Economic Forum said in a report on Wednesday...

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    Potato exporters urge for 20pc cash incentive restoration

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on October 26, 2016

    Bangladesh Potato Exporters Association on Wednesday urged the government to restore the 20 per cent cash incentive facility for the potato exporters to save potato farmers as well as the exporters...

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    India’s Tata in race against time to save global image

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 11:14pm on October 26, 2016

    India’s largest conglomerate Tata faces one of the most turbulent periods in its long history after its shock decision to sack its chairman, analysts say, as it battles to save its global reputation...

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    Stocks decline for 2nd day on poor earning reports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on October 26, 2016

    Dhaka stocks declined for the second trading session on Wednesday with fall in share prices of more than two-third traded scrips mainly due to depressing corporate declarations by a number of entities...

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    NBFIs to get same facilities as banks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:00pm on October 26, 2016

    Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday decided that like banks, non-Bank financial institutions would be allowed to cut down their capital market exposure by increasing the paid-up capital of their subsidiaries...

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    BGMEA searches ways for monitoring garment safety after Alliance, Accord go

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:58pm on October 26, 2016

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association is in the lookout for ways to monitor safety issues of garment factories after the expiry of timeframe of two global retailers’ initiatives doing the job in July 2018...

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    BTRC likely to cut ownership period of unused SIMs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:54pm on October 26, 2016

    The telecom regulator is likely to reduce the ownership claim of the unused mobile phone SIMs to six months from existing 15 months to clear the stuck up SIMs in the hand of mobile phone companies...