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    Jul-Nov revenue falls Tk 5,600cr short of target despite growth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:30pm on February 11, 2017

    Revenue collection by the National Board of Revenue fell short of target by Tk 5,644 crore or 8.11 per cent in the first five month of the current fiscal year as the target was ‘colossal’ and the country witnessed slower-than-expected economic activities in the period...

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    Fin min’s draft guidelines set board size at 9

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:28pm on February 11, 2017

    Finance ministry has drafted a set of guidelines on forming board of directors of the subsidiary companies of the state-run banks and non-bank financial institutions with the provision that the size of the board would be nine-member...

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    E-tracking made mandatory for export, import containers

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:18pm on February 11, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has made mandatory the use of electronic seal and lock, an e-tracking technology, while transporting containers stuffed with export and import goods to the Chittagong Port from private inland container depots and to the ICDs from the port...

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    Construction resumes on Dakota pipeline despite tribe’s challenge

    Reuters . Cannon Ball, ND/Houston | Updated at 10:50pm on February 10, 2017

    The company building an oil pipeline that has fuelled sustained public protests said on Thursday it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition...

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    UK manufacturing jump shows economy ended 2016 strongly

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:49pm on February 10, 2017

    British manufacturing grew more strongly than expected in December, showing the economy remained resilient to the end of the year despite June’s Brexit vote shock, although 2017 looks like it will be more difficult...

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    BB signs deals with 10 more banks for green transformation fund

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:48pm on February 10, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has signed separate agreements with 10 more private banks to facilitate fund for a long-term financing under the ‘Green Transformation Fund for Export-oriented Textile and Textile Products and Leather Manufacturing Industries’...

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    Prices of onion, beef on the rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on February 10, 2017

    The prices of beef and onion increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that the prices of the items rose due to a higher demand for the commodities in the season...

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    B’desh wants no double checking at Petrapole

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 10:45pm on February 10, 2017

    A Bangladesh Customs delegation at a meeting with Indian customs officials in Kolkata of Indian state of West Bengal has sought measures to stop double checking of passengers travelling from Bangladesh through the Benapole-Petrapole route...

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    School banking deposits reach Tk 983cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on February 10, 2017

    The amount of deposits in the bank accounts owned by schoolchildren in the country increased to Tk 982.59 crore as of September 30 from that of Tk 880.41 crore as of June 30 last year...

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    Stocks gain for 4th day as NBFIs rise in volatile trading

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on February 09, 2017

    Amid volatility, Dhaka stocks surged for the fourth trading session on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, as investors continued with optimistic purchasing of shares, especially those of non-bank financial institutions...