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    China-backed trade pact gains as Trump threatens to ditch TPP

    Agence France-Presse . Davos, Switzerland | Updated at 11:09pm on January 19, 2017

    Asia will push ahead with a Chinese-supported free trade agreement if Donald Trump follows through on pledges to ditch the Trans-Pacific Partnership, global leaders in Davos were told Thursday...

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    AI threatens white-collar staff jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Davos, Switzerland | Updated at 10:37pm on January 19, 2017

    If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber...

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    DSE warns investors not to inject money in stocks by taking loans, selling property

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on January 19, 2017

    Dhaka Stock Exchange on Thursday advised investors only to invest money in stock market from surplus capital in their hand and not to invest any money by taking loans or selling properties...

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    Finance okays 209 new posts to turn labour directorate into dept

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 10:33pm on January 19, 2017

    The finance ministry has recently approved 209 new posts for upgradation of labour directorate to labour department after nine months scrutiny of labour ministry proposal in this regard following a go-ahead from the public administration ministry...

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    Defaulted farm loans rise by 13.50pc to Tk 4,950cr in 2016 

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:30pm on January 19, 2017

    Defaulted loans in the country’s agriculture sector increased by 13.50 per cent in 2016 year-on-year as the scheduled banks did not take adequate measures to recover the classified loans in the period...

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    Fin min drafts guidelines making cos’ CSR spending mandatory

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:25pm on January 19, 2017

    The finance ministry has framed draft guidelines on corporate social responsibility making it mandatory for an eligible company to allocate every year at least 2 per cent of its last three years’ average net profit for CSR activities...

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    Stocks fall on profit taking after 7-day marathon

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:32pm on January 18, 2017

    The bullish trend of Dhaka stocks ended on Wednesday as investors, mostly institutions, went for profit booking shares sales following sharp rise in share prices in recent times...

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    Govt to discuss with India anti-dumping duty for jute products: Amu

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:30pm on January 18, 2017

    Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Wednesday said the government would hold discussion with India to solve the anti-dumping duty for the Bangladeshi jute products...

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    BB launches new KYC forms for banks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:29pm on January 18, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has introduced fresh uniform account opening and ‘know your client’ profile forms for the clients of the banking sector in line with money laundering prevention act...

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    ADB to provide $200m to support women entrepreneurs

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:27pm on January 18, 2017

    The government Wednesday signed a $200 million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank to help small and medium-sized enterprises in rural Bangladesh...