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    IMF retains 7pc GDP growth projection

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:52pm on October 11, 2017

    International Monetary Fund has maintained its previous projection (7 per cent) for Bangladesh’s economic growth, much lower than the government’s target but higher than the forecasts made by other international lending agencies, for the current fiscal year 2017-2018...

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    Human rights of workers severely ignored: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:23pm on October 11, 2017

    Human rights of workers engaged in informal sectors and managerial staff in formal sector have remained severely ignored in absence of legal protection and practices, experts, human rights activists and policy makers have said...

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    Dhaka stocks rebound as investor eye Q3 reports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on October 10, 2017

    The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange rebounded on Tuesday, despite fall in prices of majority of the scrips, as banks regained strength and Grameenphone surged on an expectation of better earnings reports in third quarter...

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    Q1 exports to Japan, China fall and US, Germany post meagre growth

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:41pm on October 10, 2017

    Country’s export earnings from two promising markets –Japan and China– dropped in the first quarter of the current financial year 2017-18 compared with the same period of the last fiscal year....

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    BTRC initiates move to detect Blue Whale game, if any

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:40pm on October 10, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a move to detect whether there is any presence of the much-debated ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ game in the country and to block such game or links, if found...

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    Agencies oppose NBR proposal for own security force

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:34pm on October 10, 2017

    Different government agencies including law enforcement forces on Tuesday expressed reservation about a proposal of the National Board of Revenue to form a separate security force for the tax authorities....

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    Stocks plummet as BB moves to punish errant banks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:47pm on October 09, 2017

    Dhaka stocks plummeted on Monday after a six-day rise amid media reports that Bangladesh Bank fined seven banks and would penalise a number of other banks for crossing their capital market exposure limit...

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    BB extends GTF scheme to jute goods exporters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on October 09, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday extended the loan facility from its $200-million green transformation fund to export-oriented jute goods manufacturers...

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    Rights groups urge brands to provide full, fair compensation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:44pm on October 09, 2017

    After four years of the fire incident at Aswad Composite Mills in Gazipur, the families of deceased and injured workers are still waiting for compensation from the global brands which procured products from the factory...

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    BTRC fines 3 ISPs for giving internet to illegal entities

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on October 09, 2017

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has fined three internet service providers total Tk 2.50 lakh for providing broadband to a number of unlicensed ISPs...