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    BGB, police get customs authority on condition

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on November 18, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has entrusted the authority of a customs official to the Border Guard Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Police for conducting anti-smuggling drives and exercising other related powers....

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    VSPs to get 2-yr extension to licences

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on November 18, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decided to extend the validity period for the licences of voice over internet protocol service providers (VSPs) by two years against the backdrop of falling incoming international phone calls through the legal channel...

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    Govt to sign $260m loan deal with ADB today

    Agence France-Presse . Dhaka | Updated at 11:50pm on November 18, 2017

    The government will sign a US$260 million agreement with the Asian Development Bank today for sustaining and increasing its investments in infrastructures, particularly financing public-private partnership projects as well as renewable energy interventions....

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    Stocks gain for 3rd week on large caps

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:52pm on November 18, 2017

    Dhaka stocks rallied last week, the third week in a row, with the key index hitting a fresh all-time high as investors increased their investments, especially in the large capitalised scrips including banks, Grameenphone and Square Pharmaceuticals ahead of their year closing....

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    15.57 lakh SIM cards deactivated in FY17

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:10pm on November 17, 2017

    Incidences of deactivation of SIM cards on charge of illegal voice-over-internet-protocol call termination by the telecom regulator and mobile network operators declined by 25.82 per cent or 5,42,156 SIM cards in the fiscal year 2016-17 compared with that in the previous fiscal year...

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    Prices of vegetables go downwards as supply of winter items rises

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:40pm on November 17, 2017

    The prices of vegetables decreased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to an increased supply of winter vegetables...

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    NBR speeds up ADR method to boost revenue collection

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:42pm on November 17, 2017

    Following suspension of the implementation of the new VAT law, the National Board of Revenue is now putting emphasis on disposing of long-pending cases through Alternative Dispute Resolution method to boost the revenue collection for achieving the target in the current fiscal year....

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    BB creates $240m fund for SME sector dev

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:44pm on November 17, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has created a $240 million refinancing fund for providing loans to small and medium enterprises at low interest...