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    Minimum wage for pharma workers proposed at Tk 8,050

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:45pm on November 29, 2016

    The Minimum Wage Board has proposed increasing the minimum wage for pharmaceutical sector workers to Tk 8,050 as gross monthly pay from the exiting Tk 3,625...

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    Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two

    BBC | Updated at 09:15am on November 29, 2016

    Samsung Electronics has confirmed it is considering dividing the company into two separate firms...

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    Stocks return to positive zone with turnover rising

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on November 28, 2016

    Dhaka stocks returned to positive on Monday despite volatility within the positive trajectory amid investors’ additional attention on textile and engineering sectors...

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    Summit Power skips merger obligations, breaches rules, BSEC finds

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:10pm on November 28, 2016

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has found that Summit Power Limited breached a number of securities rules including not fulfilling some obligations before its merger with three of its associate companies in August this year...

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    B’desh yet to ensure worker rights in RMG sector: Bernicat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:05pm on November 28, 2016

    US ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat on Monday said that the government of Bangladesh was yet to ensure workers’ rights in the readymade garment sector including rights to organise, bargain collectively and raise safety concerns...

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    Uncertainty looms over MNP service auction

    Ahmed Shawki | Updated at 11:01pm on November 28, 2016

    Doubts have surfaced whether the auction of mobile number portability service licence would be held as more than one out of the five short-listed firms failed to get security clearance, said officials...

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    Govt staff must include tax payment info in salary bills for 6 months

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:53pm on November 28, 2016

    Tax defaulting government officials will face trouble in getting salary from January, officials of the National Board of Revenue said...

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    Banks still reluctant to appoint female staff

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:44pm on November 28, 2016

    Percentage of female staff in the country’s banking sector inched up in last year but the rate is still very low as most of the banks are reluctant to recruit them, said officials of Bangladesh Bank...

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    Agar, atar, paper exporters also to get cash incentives

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:25am on November 28, 2016

    The government has announced that it will provide 20 per cent cash incentive to the exporters of Agar and Atar and 10 per cent to paper and paper products. The exporters of Agar, Atar, paper and paper products will enjoy cash incentives against shipment of their products from November 24, 2016...

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    Dhaka stocks inch down amid profit booking

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on November 27, 2016

    Dhaka stocks inched down on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, amid investors’ profit booking following recent rise in share prices. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, finished at 4,786.57 points, shedding 0.09 per cent or 4.75 points. Including 70 points surge in previous three trading sessions, DSEX had increased 147 points in last eight trading sessions...