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    Export earnings rise by 13.84pc in Jul-Aug on RMG rebound

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:05pm on September 10, 2017

    Country’s export earnings in the July-August period of the current financial year 2017-18 grew by 13.84 per cent to $6.62 billion from $5.82 billion in the same period of the FY 2016-17, riding on a strong growth of readymade garment export to the major markets including the United States and the United Kingdom...

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    Dhaka stocks soar for 3rd week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:23pm on September 09, 2017

    Dhaka stocks advanced last week, the third week in a row, with key index DSEX reaching an all-time time high, aided by an increased purchasing of bank shares amid investors’ expectation of better gain...

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    Industries ministry wants to join global patent treaty

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:21pm on September 09, 2017

    The industries ministry is exploring the possibility of joining the Patent Cooperation Treaty to facilitate local inventors in getting patent rights on the global markets...

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    BTRC initiates move against 5 telcos for non-payment

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:14pm on September 09, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a move against five mobile phone operators for non-payment of unused balance in the SIM cards which were blocked by the telecom regulator for various reasons...

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    B’desh faces 23pc food production loss for environmental reasons

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:47pm on September 08, 2017

    If Bangladesh fails to maintain environmental flow requirements in river ecosystems, it will face a food production loss of up to 23 per cent in the future, says an international study...

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    BTRC issues guidelines, setting licence fee at Tk 50 lakh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on September 08, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has issued guidelines on local manufacturing and assembling of mobile handsets, setting Tk 50 lakh as manufacturing and assembling enlistment certificate fee for the local enterprises...

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    Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

    Reuters . Chicago | Updated at 10:39pm on September 08, 2017

    Monsanto Co filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the US farm belt...

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    Prices of vegetables increase

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on September 08, 2017

    The prices of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week mainly due to the Eid-centric supply shortage and the recent floods that damaged farms across the country...

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    Defaulted loans in eight SOBs Tk 40,099cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:21pm on September 08, 2017

    The eight state-run banks held 54.07 per cent or Tk 40,099.19 crore of the total defaulted loans in the country’s banking sector as of June 30, 2017 as the banks disbursed large amounts of loans to their clients violating rules, Bangladesh Bank officials said...

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    Pvt banks to be asked to allow all subjects in recruitment tests

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 09:38pm on September 07, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank will ask the country’s private commercial banks to allow jobseekers irrespective of someone’s academic subject and educational institution to participate in the banks’ recruitment tests...