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    India stops over-the-counter exchange of old bank notes

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:44pm on November 25, 2016

    India Thursday stopped the over-the-counter exchange of old bills as the government faced growing criticism of its shock move to withdraw all high-denomination banknotes in a bid to tackle widespread corruption and tax evasion...

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    Modi defends cash ban after criticism

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:43pm on November 25, 2016

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi hit back Friday at the mounting criticism of his decision to withdraw all high-denomination bank notes from circulation, describing the move as ‘for the larger social good’...

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    Another 4 orgs express interest to be DSE strategic investors

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:41pm on November 25, 2016

    Another four organisations including Islamic Corporation for Development, a multinational organisation and also a member of Islamic Development Bank group, have shown interest in investing in Dhaka Stock Exchange to become the strategic partner of the demutualised exchange...

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    Garlic price rises further, vegetables remain dear

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:39pm on November 25, 2016

    The prices garlic increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week due to a supply shortage...

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    Only Tk 193cr deposited in 89.33 lakh farmer accounts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:35pm on November 25, 2016

    The total deposits in the 89.33 lakh farmer accounts opened with Tk 10 initial deposit with the scheduled banks stood at only Tk 192.93 crore as on June 30, 2016 as the banks were reluctant to offer incentives to these account holders...

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    Ahmad Rashid elected DBAB president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:12am on November 25, 2016

    Ahmad Rashid, a former senior vice-president of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, has been elected president of the DSE Brokers Association of Bangladesh for a two-year term...

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    2-day Panache Winter Carnival starts today

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:10am on November 25, 2016

    Panache, a fashion event organiser, starts its first leg of two-day winter fashion exhibition ‘Winter Carnival’ at the Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka today, said a press release. It is open for all from 11am to 10pm both today and tomorrow...

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    4-day Daraz sales offer starts today

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:08am on November 25, 2016

    E-commerce platform Daraz Bangladesh in association with Coca-Cola has launched Fatafati Friday 2016, a four-day sales offer, from midnight today, said a news release...

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    Stocks hit 13-and-a-half months high as bank shares keep rising

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:08am on November 25, 2016

    Dhaka stocks increased for the third trading session on Thursday with the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, hitting fresh thirteen-and-a-half months high as investors continued with optimistic purchasing, mostly the banks’ and non-bank financial institutions’ scrips...

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    IFC for more women entrepreneurs accessing banking loans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 25, 2016

    The International Finance Corporation in a study recommended bringing more women entrepreneurs under the coverage of financial services to ensure inclusive economic growth in Bangladesh...

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