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    Four more private economic zones get approval

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:36pm on January 05, 2017

    The government on Thursday approved four more private economic zones to expedite the country’s economic activity and create more employment opportunities...

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    Stocks’ bull run extends to 9th day amid profit booking

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on January 04, 2017

    The bull run of Dhaka Stocks extended to ninth trading session in a row amid some profit booking share sales during the mid-trading session, especially those of energy scrips...

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    DAE launches 3 mobile apps for farmers

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:34pm on January 04, 2017

    The Department of Agricultural Extension launched three mobile apps-based services to help farmers solve various problems they face during crops production...

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    India rice prices fall,Thai, Vietnam remain dull

    Reuters . Mumbai/Hanoi | Updated at 10:32pm on January 04, 2017

    Rice prices in India fell due to ample supply and recent slide in the rupee, while the Thai and Vietnamese markets remained subdued in the first week of the new year, traders said on Wednesday...

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    NBR setting up intelligence cell at income tax zones

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:31pm on January 04, 2017

    All income tax zones have started setting up intelligence and investigation cell at each zone to intensify unearthing tax evasion and dealing with risky tax files...

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    Trade deficit rises by 23pc in Jul-Nov

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on January 04, 2017

    The country’s trade deficit increased by 22.86 per cent to $3.88 billion in the first five months of the current financial year 2016-17 compared with that of $3.15 billion in the corresponding period of the FY16...

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    Govt offices asked to check authenticity of treasury challans online

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:27pm on January 04, 2017

    The finance ministry has asked the government offices to verify the authenticity of all treasury challans online using the system of the Controller General of Accounts office to check revenue evasion through submission of fake ones...

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    H1 export earning growth falls to 4.4pc as Dec disappoints

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:23pm on January 04, 2017

    The country’s export earnings growth in the first half of the current financial year 2016-17 tumbled due to the negative earnings growth of the month of December...

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    Stocks up for 8th day as investors shift focus to energy scrips

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on January 03, 2017

    Dhaka stocks kept rising for the eighth trading session on Tuesday amid volatile trading early on the day due to investors’ heavy purchasing of energy scrips, leading the market to a positive ending...

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    Oil prices hit 18-month highs as markets eye output cuts

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:45pm on January 03, 2017

    Oil prices hit 18-month highs on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut...