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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...

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    Masoom becomes BD Finance MD, CEO

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:32pm on January 19, 2017

    Mohammad Masoom has recently joined Bangladesh Finance And Investment Company Limited as its managing director and chief executive officer, said a news release...

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    Asian investors see Trump stimulus sweet spot amid protectionism fears

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 11:15pm on January 19, 2017

    Ahead of US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week, investors in Asian assets are warily betting he won’t make good on his promise to create $1 trillion of new infrastructure over the next 10 years...

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    Stocks end flat in volatile trading amid overheating concerns

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on January 19, 2017

    Amid volatile trading, Dhaka stocks on Thursday ended flat with big fall in turnover as many of the investors became cautious about ‘overheating’ of the market...

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    China-backed trade pact gains as Trump threatens to ditch TPP

    Agence France-Presse . Davos, Switzerland | Updated at 11:09pm on January 19, 2017

    Asia will push ahead with a Chinese-supported free trade agreement if Donald Trump follows through on pledges to ditch the Trans-Pacific Partnership, global leaders in Davos were told Thursday...

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    AI threatens white-collar staff jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Davos, Switzerland | Updated at 10:37pm on January 19, 2017

    If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber...

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    DSE warns investors not to inject money in stocks by taking loans, selling property

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on January 19, 2017

    Dhaka Stock Exchange on Thursday advised investors only to invest money in stock market from surplus capital in their hand and not to invest any money by taking loans or selling properties...

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    Finance okays 209 new posts to turn labour directorate into dept

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 10:33pm on January 19, 2017

    The finance ministry has recently approved 209 new posts for upgradation of labour directorate to labour department after nine months scrutiny of labour ministry proposal in this regard following a go-ahead from the public administration ministry...