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    Dhaka stocks dip for 6th day as polls-centric tensions take toll

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Dhaka stocks slid for the sixth session on Thursday as investors feared more political unrests ahead of the national election scheduled for December 30, market operators said....

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    Transfer pricing cell starts functioning after 5yrs of rules framing

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Transfer pricing cell of National Board of Revenue has started functioning, five years after framing the TP act, with NBR receiving additional Tk 10 crore in taxes in the current fiscal year from multinational companies....

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    Alliance announces end of its tenure

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has announced end of its tenure in Bangladesh.

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    Siddiq-led BGMEA board gets third tenure extension despite opposition

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    The government on Thursday extended the tenure of the current board of directors of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association for one month despite opposition from a section of BGMEA members....

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    Beijing eases back on ‘Made in China 2025’ amid US trade talks

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed ‘Made in China 2025,’ which has long irked the United States, amid talks between the two countries to reduce trade tensions, according to new guidance to local governments....

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    Vivo to invest $559m in India

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday said that it had acquired 169 acres of land in Uttar Pradesh and would spend 40 billion rupees ($559 million) to set up its second local plant in India.The land is located near Vivo’s existing 50-acre manufacturing facility....

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    Afghanistan opens new trade route with aim of building link to Europe

    Reuters . Herat | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Afghanistan on Thursday opened a new international trade route aimed at establishing direct access to Central Asian and Europe as it seeks to build up an economy wrecked by decades of war and reduce reliance on Pakistan....

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    Dementia puts financial assets of Japan elderly at risk

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food.‘What’s a microwave?’ she asked her husband, Eiichi....

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    HC bars call rate hike sans public consultation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:26pm on December 13, 2018

    The High Court on Thursday imposed a ban on hiking the mobile phone call rate without holding public consultations and charging subscribers for dropped calls...

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    Brexit Britain’s financial sector faces ‘slow puncture’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    Life in London’s financial district will appear little changed when Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, defying predictions of an exodus of high-flyers to rival centres like Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin....

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