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    Govt okays imports of 50,000 tonnes of rice

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on September 20, 2017

    The cabinet committee on national purchase on Wednesday approved purchase of another 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice from the international market to meet supply shortage and its price spiral in the local market...

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    First submarine cable maintenance deferred to Oct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on September 20, 2017

    The scheduled maintenance of first submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE 4) has been deferred to October instead of September, a senior official of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited told New Age on Wednesday...

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    Dhaka stocks slump on profit taking sales

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on September 20, 2017

    Dhaka stocks slumped on Wednesday after two flat sessions amid fall in share prices of two-third scrips as investors rushed to book profits from their investment after recent surge...

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    Govt extends OMS to upazila level

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on September 19, 2017

    The government on Tuesday decided to relax the mandatory jute packaging act for rice and to introduce open market sales of rice at upazila level in the wake of price hike of rice...

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    HC asks govt to explain why 2.5pc surcharge on tobacco products

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:06pm on September 20, 2017

    The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to explain why its decision of imposing 2.5 per cent surcharge on the income from the tobacco...

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    China slashes trade ties with North Korea

    BBC | Updated at 10:25am on September 23, 2017

    China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday...

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    Dhaka stocks inch up as banks, GP surge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on September 19, 2017

    Dhaka stocks inched up on Tuesday despite fall in share prices of most of the scrips as the surge in share prices of banks and telecommunication offset the loss of other sectors of the bourse...

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    BB governor requests top remitters to campaign against hundi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on September 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Tuesday requested top remitters to campaign against using ‘hundi’ channel among the non-resident Bangladeshis with a view to increasing the country’s inward remittance...

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    Users to experience slow internet speed in Sept 21-23

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:43pm on September 19, 2017

    Internet users in Bangladesh will face interruption as the country is going to face around 60 Gigabyte per-second internet bandwidth shortage for three days from tomorrow during maintenance work of first submarine cable...

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    Petrobangla inks deal with Gunvor for LNG supply

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on September 19, 2017

    Petrobangla, the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, on Tuesday signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with trading agency Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd to import Liquefied Natural Gas under a long- term contract...