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    Commerce asks for radiation scanner for metal at all ports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on January 21, 2017

    Commerce ministry has requested the National Board of Revenue and port authorities to set up infrastructure including scanners at all sea and land ports to conduct radiation test of imported iron, waste scrap, machinery, motor vehicles and other metals before releasing those from the ports...

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    Made-in-Bangladesh red Trump hats flood inauguration

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:26pm on January 21, 2017

    One of the biggest cheers president Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to ‘buy American and hire American.’..

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    Traders raise soya bean oil prices without govt nod

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:56pm on January 21, 2017

    The prices of soya bean oil increased by Tk 2-5 a litre on the retail markets in Dhaka on Saturday as traders raised the prices of edible oil although a mill owners’ plea for a hike in the prices of the daily essential is yet to get government’s nod...

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    Tofail urges India to lift anti-dumping tax on jute goods

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 07:10pm on January 21, 2017

    The minister for commerce, Tofail Ahmed, on Saturday called upon India to lift anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi jute goods...

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    UK retail sales dive as inflation weighs, jolting sterling

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:43pm on January 20, 2017

    British retail sales suffered their biggest slump in more than four years in December, denting what had been a promising fourth quarter and rattling sterling as more signs emerged of a pick-up in inflation since June’s Brexit vote...

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    Trumponomics may be wrong medicine for US economy today

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:34pm on January 20, 2017

    Tax cuts, deregulation and more federal spending advocated by the incoming Trump administration are a classic remedy for economic stagnation and long unemployment lines...

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    Share trading thru DSE mobile app increases

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:33pm on January 20, 2017

    Share trading through mobile application at the Dhaka Stock Exchange has been on the rise in recent times with the number of users of the application, DSE Mobile, nearing 7,000 in January...

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    Accord for new wage board for RMG sector workers Writes to PM

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:29pm on January 20, 2017

    The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a consortium of European fashion brands and buyers, has requested the Bangladesh government to form a wage board for the workers of the readymade garment sector...

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    Palm oil price rises, garlic remains high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on January 20, 2017

    The price of palm oil increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that there was a supply shortage of palm oil at the market due to a price hike of the commodity on the international market in recent months...

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    Imports rise in Dec

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:24pm on January 20, 2017

    The country’s import payments registered a 9.27-per cent growth in December last year against the 17.84-per cent growth posted in the previous month...