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    Bangladesh needs to up annual infra dev spending to $12.5b: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on October 29, 2017

    Experts and economists on Sunday said that Bangladesh needed to increase investment to $ 12.50 billion for infrastructure development from existing annual spending of $ 3.5 billion to gain economic benefits of regional and international connectivity...

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    Stocks fall for 3rd week amid mixed financial disclosures

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on October 28, 2017

    Dhaka stocks declined marginally last week, the third week in a row, as investors went for selling their holdings from most of the scrips while Grameenphone, British American Tobacco and BRAC Bank surged riding on their financial disclosures...

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    Freelancers benefited little from Xoom launch

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:25pm on October 28, 2017

    Country’s freelancers are benefitted little from the launch of cross-border payment service Xoom, a service of PayPal, as Xoom does not allow any sort of transactions against goods or services...

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    Frozen food sector to get allocation of ammonia gas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:23pm on October 28, 2017

    The government has agreed in principle to allocate ammonia gas to frozen foods exporters as the sector has been facing an acute shortage of the item due to a syndicate of a section of exporters...

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    NBR yet to finalise LC station policy after 5yrs of drafting

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:51pm on October 28, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is yet to finalise the policy on setting up land customs stations even after five years of drafting it which suggests closure of inoperative LC stations...

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    Junk shares’ prices surge at DSE

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 28, 2017

    The share prices of a number of fundamentally poor stocks, known as junk stocks, at the Dhaka bourse have been surging in recent weeks on various rumours ahead of their financial disclosures...

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    Dissatisfaction deepens at DSE over promotion

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:05am on October 28, 2017

    Promotion-centric dissatisfaction has been deepening at Dhaka Stock Exchange, resulting in resignation of one of its assistant general managers recently, raising question over practice of corporate governance at the demutualised entity...

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    Prices of onion, egg go up

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on October 28, 2017

    The prices of onion continued to increase in the city’s kitchen markets over the week in the name of off-season supply shortage. Traders said that the supply of local variety of onion is near to an end while the price of onion imported from India also increased in the meantime....

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    DoS signs deal with Korea Exim Bank for Tk 282.75 loan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on October 26, 2017

    The Department of Shipping on Thursday signed a deal with Korea EXIM Bank to take Tk 282.75 crore loan for the implementation of a project aimed at ensuring safety of vessels and improving their rescue operation in the sea in time of distress....

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    Another deal signed to buy pricy solar power bypassing tenders

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on October 26, 2017

    The government on Thursday signed another deal with a local-foreign consortium to buy pricy electricity at Tk 12 per unit or kilowatt-hour from a 200MW solar park to be installed at Latshal, Sundarganj in Gaibandha....