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    BGMEA asks members to complete factory remediation by May next year

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on October 20, 2017

    The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on Friday requested its members to fix safety faults at their factories in time so that buyers’ platforms — Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety — could leave Bangladesh on time...

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    Onion prices on the rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:34pm on October 20, 2017

    The prices of onion increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday amid a hike in the prices of most of the other essential commodities including rice and vegetables...

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    Stocks post moderate gains as banks, NBFIs rise

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:37pm on October 19, 2017

    Dhaka stocks increased on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, despite decline in share prices of most traded scrips, riding on increase in share prices of financial and telecom scrips...

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    Not PayPal, only already available Xoom service launched

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:36pm on October 19, 2017

    Global online payment system PayPal on Thursday launched its cross-broader payment service ‘Xoom’ in Bangladesh to enable freelance remittance earners to receive their payments in 40 minutes from overseas, said a report of state-run news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha...

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    66 weavers enlisted as authorised producers of Jamdani

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:32pm on October 19, 2017

    The government is going to register 66 weavers as authorised users of geographical indication (GI) of Jamdani so that they can commercially utilise the GI recognition for the product...

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    Accord to get conditional extension

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:22pm on October 19, 2017

    Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the European buyers’ and retailers’ platform, would get six months conditional extension after May 31, 2018 when the five-year time frame of the initiative will end...

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    PayPal starts operation in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 05:59pm on October 19, 2017

    Global online payment system PayPal on Thursday launched its cross broader payment service ‘Xoom’ to enable freelance remittance earners to...

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    UK retail sales drop as Brexit-fuelled inflation bites

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:56pm on October 19, 2017

    British retail sales fell more than expected in September, official data showed Thursday, against a backdrop of rising prices largely caused by...

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    Packaging materials of imported goods to face customs duty

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:25pm on October 18, 2017

    Packets and packaging materials which are integral part of imported goods will face customs duty, according to a ruling of the National Board of Revenue...

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    Govt launches ‘PayPal’ today amid confusion

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:23pm on October 18, 2017

    Information and Communication Technology ministry, as part of its earlier announcement, will inaugurate ‘PayPal service’ in the country today amid confusion whether the service will be actual...