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    Robi asked to submit merger completion report by Dec 26

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:29pm on December 20, 2016

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has asked mobile phone company Robi to submit a completion report of its merger with another operator Airtel by December 26...

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    British firm to build Dhaka-Payra rail line

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 06:06pm on December 20, 2016

    British company DP Rail today signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangladesh Railway to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the...

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    Dhaka stocks inch up despite profit taking

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:19am on December 20, 2016

    Dhaka stocks inched up on Monday, extending the rising trend to fifth day, amid investors’ growing participation on the trading floor as turnover crossed Tk 1,000-crore mark for the third day in four trading session...

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    Nihad Kabir new MCCI president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:14am on December 20, 2016

    Nihad Kabir, senior partner of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed and Associates, has been elected the new president of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 2017...

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    Shortage of skilled workforce challenge to achieving $50b export target by 2021

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:12am on December 20, 2016

    Readymade garment entrepreneurs on Monday said that shortage of skilled workforce was a big challenge to achieve the target of export earnings of US$ 50 billion from the sector by 2021...

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    Field offices asked to start scrutiny of income tax returns

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 02:09am on December 20, 2016

    The National Board of Revenue has asked its field offices to immediately start scrutiny of all income tax returns submitted under universal self assessment for the current fiscal year 2016-17...

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    GP to lose exclusive rights to BR’s fibre network

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:08am on December 20, 2016

    The telecom regulator has asked Bangladesh Railway and mobile operator Grameenphone to amend an agreement in a bid to open up BR’s unused fibre optic network for all operators, which is currently used exclusively by GP...

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    No MFS licence for telcos: BB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on December 19, 2016

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday said it would not allow mobile phone operators to run mobile financial services as the central bank follows a bank-led model in settling financial transactions through the MFS...

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    BB chief warns against money-laundering thru mobile banking

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:49pm on December 19, 2016

    Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir on Monday warned that mobile banking might become one of the biggest laundering methods in the digital world if it is not confronted through joint initiatives...

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    Rushanara Ali arrives as UK PM’s trade envoy

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on December 19, 2016

    The UK prime minister’s trade envoy for Bangladesh, Rushanara Ali, arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day official visit...