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    Stocks gain for 2nd week on budget-centric euphoria

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on June 03, 2017

    Dhaka stocks increased last week, the second week in a row, when the prices of bank and energy stocks surged as lower prices of the shares coupled with budget expectations augmented investors’ zeal for investment....

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    Mobile set importers for withdrawal of duties proposed in budget

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on June 03, 2017

    The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers Association on Saturday urged the government to withdraw the additional duties imposed on mobile handset import in the proposed budget for the financial year 2017-2018....

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    Google moves to block ‘annoying’ ads in browser

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:48pm on June 03, 2017

    Google is working to block ‘annoying’ ads in its Chrome browser, part of a broader effort by industry players to filter out certain types of marketing messages that draw complaints...

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    Growth in production of vegetables, crops doubles in FY17: data

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on June 03, 2017

    The growth in the production of crops and vegetables has doubled in the outgoing fiscal year (2016-17) after a decreased growth in the FY 2015-16....

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    Garment accessories makers lament discrimination in corporate tax cut

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:44pm on June 03, 2017

    Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturing and Exporter’s Association on Saturday requested the government to reduce the corporate tax for the sector to the same rate which is set for the apparel sector in the proposed budget for financial year 2017-2018...

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    BSEC gives up efforts to close FB pages spreading rumours

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:37pm on June 03, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has given up its initiative to close 100 facebook pages which were used to spread rumours regarding share price movement violating securities rules...

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    Job issue not addressed in proposed budget

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on June 03, 2017

    Leading chambers and trade associations on Saturday observed that in the proposed budget for the next financial year, there was no clear indication as to how employment for highly educated jobless youths of the country would be generated, which might put an impact on society as well as vote politics...

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    Businesses give mixed reaction to budget

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:26am on June 03, 2017

    Business associations and trade bodies have expressed mixed reaction to the proposed budget placed before parliament for the financial year 2016-17...

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    Tax returns submission must for pvt sector execs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:25am on June 03, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith has proposed to make submission of income tax returns mandatory for executives and managers employed in a business or profession in the private sector from the next fiscal year 2017-18...

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    Commodity prices remain high as traders weigh budget

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on June 03, 2017

    The prices of daily essentials including rice, sugar, vegetables and garlic remained high in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday a day after the announcement of the proposed national budget for the next financial year (2017-18)...