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    Exchange-traded fund at bourses unlikely to be launched this year

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 10:45pm on September 10, 2017

    Exchange Traded Fund at the capital market is unlikely to be launched this year despite publishing of gazette notification on ETF rules by Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    ADP implementation remains slow

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

    Progress in implementation of the annual development programme remained as usually in slower track in the first two months of the current fiscal year 2017-2018 starting in July...

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    Banks asked not to concentrate loans in few businesses

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

    Bangladesh Bank on Sunday asked the country’s commercial banks not to concentrate their loans in a particular sector or a few corporate groups with a view to protecting the banks’ financial health...

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    Export earnings rise by 13.84pc in Jul-Aug on RMG rebound

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:05pm on September 10, 2017

    Country’s export earnings in the July-August period of the current financial year 2017-18 grew by 13.84 per cent to $6.62 billion from $5.82 billion in the same period of the FY 2016-17, riding on a strong growth of readymade garment export to the major markets including the United States and the United Kingdom...

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    Dhaka stocks soar for 3rd week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:23pm on September 09, 2017

    Dhaka stocks advanced last week, the third week in a row, with key index DSEX reaching an all-time time high, aided by an increased purchasing of bank shares amid investors’ expectation of better gain...

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    Industries ministry wants to join global patent treaty

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:21pm on September 09, 2017

    The industries ministry is exploring the possibility of joining the Patent Cooperation Treaty to facilitate local inventors in getting patent rights on the global markets...

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    BTRC initiates move against 5 telcos for non-payment

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:14pm on September 09, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a move against five mobile phone operators for non-payment of unused balance in the SIM cards which were blocked by the telecom regulator for various reasons...

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    B’desh faces 23pc food production loss for environmental reasons

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:47pm on September 08, 2017

    If Bangladesh fails to maintain environmental flow requirements in river ecosystems, it will face a food production loss of up to 23 per cent in the future, says an international study...

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    BTRC issues guidelines, setting licence fee at Tk 50 lakh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on September 08, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has issued guidelines on local manufacturing and assembling of mobile handsets, setting Tk 50 lakh as manufacturing and assembling enlistment certificate fee for the local enterprises...

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    Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

    Reuters . Chicago | Updated at 10:39pm on September 08, 2017

    Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the US farm belt...