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    NBR to check disparity between declared and market prices

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on January 07, 2018

    The National Board of Revenue has asked its large taxpayers unit (value-added tax) to examine the market prices of different products to verify whether there is any inconsistency between the prices declared by manufacturers and traders and the market prices of the items...

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    Dhaka stocks slump on profit-taking moves

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:42pm on January 07, 2018

    Dhaka stocks slumped on Sunday with the share prices of most of the traded scrips falling as investors kept selling shares to book profits after the market surge in the last couple of weeks...

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    Dhaka stocks gain for 2nd week

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on January 06, 2018

    Dhaka stocks advanced last week, the second week in a row, with an increase in the share prices of two-thirds of the traded scrips as investors bought shares to adjust their portfolios in the new year...

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    NBR to ‘reduce’ taxmen’s discretionary power misuse in auditing returns

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:17pm on January 06, 2018

    The National Board of Revenue has decided to take a set of actions including prevention of misuse of discretionary power of tax officials, to reduce harassment of taxpayers during the audit of returns and make the audit system more effective...

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    RMG sector facing skilled manpower crisis: FBCCI president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on January 06, 2018

    The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Shafiul Islam at a seminar on Saturday said that the readymade garment factories of the country were facing acute crisis of skilled manpower...

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    Telcos with dues that are sub judice can participate in 4G auction

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:15pm on January 06, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has informed that entities with any sub judice matter related to their outstanding dues with the commission would be treated qualified for getting 4G licence and could participate in the spectrum auction...

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    Consensus, efforts needed to alleviate inequality

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:09pm on January 06, 2018

    Former World Trade Organisation director general Pascal Lamy on Saturday said the problem of rising inequality in countries across the globe could be resolved internally...

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    42,800 new BO accounts in Oct-Dec

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on January 05, 2018

    The number of beneficiary owners’ accounts increased by 42,800 in October-December of the just-concluded year 2017 mainly due to a positive momentum at the country’s bourses...

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    New telecom minister okays tower sharing guidelines

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:23pm on January 05, 2018

    Newly appointed posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar has approved two guidelines including the long awaited tower sharing licensing guidelines that would separate telecommunication business from operators’ network infrastructure business...

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    Rice still dear

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:17pm on January 05, 2018

    The prices of rice remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday...