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    Import payment surges 20pc in Mar on Ramadan

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 12:38am on April 24, 2017

    Import bill payment in March surged by 20.46 per cent year-on-year due to a rise in payment of bills for food products imported to meet up demand in the upcoming Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims....

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    Economic dev meaningless without good governance: economists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on April 24, 2017

    Economists on Sunday said that economic development of a country was meaningless without good governance which was the basic human rights of the citizens...

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    Sayeed, Rouf acquitted of share scam

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:29am on April 24, 2017

    The Special Tribunal on capital market-related cases on Sunday acquitted HRC Group chairman Sayeed Hossain Chowdhury and Rangs Group chairman A Rouf Chowdhury of charges in a 1996 share market scam case...

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    50pc garment units yet to come under safety efforts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:22am on April 24, 2017

    AROUND 50 per cent of the readymade garment factories in the country still remain under safety risk as nearly 2,200 units are yet to undergo either any remediation work or safety assessment...

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    Worker- factory owner trust stressed, buyers slammed over pricing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:19am on April 24, 2017

    Experts, employers and labour leaders on Sunday said that improving trust between workers and factory owners and ensuring fairness in the readymade garment value chain were the key challenges for making the sector sustainable...

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    Three young Bangladeshi innovators to compete in Manila

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:22pm on April 22, 2017

    Team Parasitica, a group of three young innovators, has recently earned the nomination to represent Bangladesh in the South East Asia Regional Final Round of 15th Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017...

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    Indian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders US visa review

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 11:21pm on April 22, 2017

    For Grishma, an Indian software designer, president Donald Trump’s review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time...

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    Stocks dip for 2nd week as banks, NBFIs keep falling

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:20pm on April 22, 2017

    Dhaka stocks declined last week, the second week in a row, as the share prices of banks and non-bank financial institutions continued falling after their corporate declarations...

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    WB says lower oil prices hit B’desh remittance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:19pm on April 22, 2017

    Remittance earnings of Bangladesh declined in 2016 mainly because of lower oil prices, weak economic growth and fiscal tightening in the Gulf countries, according to the latest report of the World Bank...

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    BTRC bins IGW cos’ plea for Tk 137cr late fee waiver

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:17pm on April 22, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has again rejected a proposal of the Internet Gateway Operator Forum for waiving late fees of 21 IGW operators amounting to Tk 137.20 crore...