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    Accord, Alliance cut ties with 217 RMG units

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:54pm on April 22, 2017

    Two separate groups of North American and European fashion retailers and buyers have so far severed business relations with 217 Bangladeshi readymade garment factories on grounds of unsafe working conditions as the groups conducted safety inspection at more than 2,600 factories in the country following the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 24, 2013...

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    Trump targets cheap Chinese steel in probe, rallying US steel stocks

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:16pm on April 21, 2017

    President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a trade probe against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the US market, raising the possibility of new tariffs and sending shares of some US steel makers up over 8 per cent...

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    Saudi malls to hire locals only: ministry

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:15pm on April 21, 2017

    Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia’s numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis...

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    6th Bangladesh Denim Expo begins May 17

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:13pm on April 21, 2017

    Bangladesh Denim Expo, 6th of its kind, will begin in the city on May 17 to fulfil the needs of the international Denim community through close networking...

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    Trump administration, world financial officials clash over trade

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:12pm on April 21, 2017

    The Trump administration had a simple but stark message for world financial leaders who gathered in Washington on Thursday amid worries about rising US protectionism: fair trade means tit-for-tat tariffs...

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    33 missions fail to achieve July-March export target

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:11pm on April 21, 2017

    Thirty three out of 56 Bangladesh missions abroad have failed to achieve their respective export target for the first three quarters (July-March) period of the current fiscal (2016-17)...

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    Supervision committee for lowering interest rate to 6pc

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

    The supervision committee on Tk 900-crore refinance scheme for the affected capital market investors has made a number of proposals to the finance ministry, including cutting interest on the loans to 6 per cent from existing 7.50 per cent...

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    Prices of onion, garlic rise in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:02pm on April 21, 2017

    The prices of onion and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said the prices of the items increased at the wholesale market due to a supply shortage as a quarter started to hoard the local varieties of the items to gain excessive profit in the coming Ramadan, the fasting month for the Muslims...

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    NBR collects Tk 1,09,267cr in 8 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:02pm on April 21, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue managed to collect Tk 1,09,267 crore in the first eight months of the current fiscal year, which is only 54 per cent of the total target set for the entire fiscal year, according to the NBR data...

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    Int’l travel, tourism fair starts

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:12pm on April 20, 2017

    A three-day international tourism fair dubbed ‘Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair’ began in Dhaka on Thursday with the participation of 13 countries to boost domestic tourism sector...

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