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    NBR targets union digital centres to reach rural areas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:07pm on December 31, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue has taken steps to engage the entrepreneurs of the union digital centres (UDCs) across the country to issue electronic taxpayer identification numbers to potential taxpayers in rural and remote areas...

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    Month-long DITF-2017 begins today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:04pm on December 31, 2016

    The 22nd edition of month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair-2017 begins today. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the country’s largest trade show at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital at 10:00am...

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    Most banks’ operating profits up in ’16

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:39pm on December 31, 2016

    Operating profits of most of the scheduled banks increased significantly in the just-concluded year amid relatively calm political situation in the country, said senior bank officials...

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    China stock markets among world’s worst in 2016

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 11:27pm on December 30, 2016

    China is the world’s second-largest economy and has one of the fastest growth rates of any G20 nation, but its stock markets have been among the worst performing in the world this year...

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    Indian rupee window closes

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 11:24pm on December 30, 2016

    Indians rushed to change their bank notes Friday before a deadline to deposit invalid rupee notes closed, as prime minister Modi defended his controversial move to reduce cash in use...

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    PM opens dot bangla domain today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:23pm on December 30, 2016

    The much-awaited dot bangla domain is set to be unlocked for the people today as prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it at a function on the day...

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    Junk stock prices skyrocket in 2016

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:21pm on December 30, 2016

    The prices of low-profile stocks at the Dhaka bourse surged in 2016 as 10 ‘Z’ category scrips were among the 40 companies which witnessed share price increase ranging from 50 per cent to 586 per cent in the year...

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    Prices of rice on the rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on December 30, 2016

    The prices of rice increased by Tk 3 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said that the prices of BR-28 rice and Miniket rice rose by Tk 3 a kilogram as the wholesale prices increased by Tk 80-Tk 90 a bag (50 kg) over the week...

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    Pvt sector credit growth falls for 3rd month in Nov

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 11:14pm on December 30, 2016

    The private sector credit growth in the country decreased in November for the third month in a row as businesspeople were less encouraged to expand their business due to existing sluggish business situation...

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    BTRC gets equipment, to start checking telcos’ service quality

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on December 29, 2016

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will start checking mobile operators’ service quality soon as the equipment required for the purpose have already reached the Chittagong Port and are waiting to be released...