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    EU delegation wants same labour laws for factories in EPZs and beyond

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:01pm on March 27, 2017

    European parliamentary delegation on Monday demanded same standard of labour laws for factories in Special Economic Zones and those outside the zones and called for amending the Bangladesh Labour Act to ensure freedom of association and collective bargaining...

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    NBR approves duty-free entry of returned items for re-export

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:58pm on March 27, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has waived the exporters without bonded warehouse licences from paying duties and taxes on temporary admission into the country of returned goods for re-export...

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    Controversial United Air lobbies scam-hit Agrani for Tk 300cr loan

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:45pm on March 27, 2017

    Out-of-operation United Airways (Bangladesh) Limited has approached scam-hit Agrani Bank for a loan worth around Tk 300 crore after receiving no response from most of the financial institutions to its Tk 225-crore bond offer...

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    BRAC Bank records 74pc profit growth in 2016

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:56pm on March 25, 2017

    BRAC Bank recorded a 74 per cent growth in year-on-year after tax profit (consolidated) in the year of 2016, said a news release...

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    Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai/Doha | Updated at 11:54pm on March 25, 2017

    A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected...

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    FBCCI elections caught in ‘selection’ farce

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 11:53pm on March 25, 2017

    It is all set for filling the top posts of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry for the 2017-19 term without any elections this year like the previous years despite demand for direct elections from the general members of the apex trade body...

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    EP members due tomorrow, to evaluate labour rights

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:50pm on March 25, 2017

    Four members of the European Parliament will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow in a three-day visit to evaluate the progress Bangladesh has so far made on labour rights issues in the readymade garment sector in line with the Sustainability Compact...

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    Payments for imports keep swelling in Jul-Feb

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:42pm on March 25, 2017

    Country’s import payments increased by 11.13 per cent in the July-February period of the current fiscal year (2016-17) against the 5.58-per cent rise registered in the corresponding period of the FY 2015-16...

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    No of taxpayers showing assets above Tk 2.25cr rises to 11,670

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:38pm on March 25, 2017

    Both the number of rich people and the amount of wealth surcharge collected from them increased in the current fiscal year of 2016-2017, but many other rich people evaded the surcharge, according to National Board of Revenue officials...

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    Europe’s financial lifeline from London in doubt

    Reuters . Frankfurt | Updated at 11:05pm on March 24, 2017

    For companies in the European Union, London is the chief gateway to finance. Rerouting the financial lines that run through London will be complex, experts say...